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Oh, to that heart draw nigh

“He broke my heart.” Most people reading those words will know what the speaker meant. The person has suffered deep emotional pain as a result of the actions of another. Perhaps the speaker was susceptible to such pain, perhaps they … Continue reading

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O Sacred Heart

Two years ago walking the steep path up Beinn Lora, Argyll, Scotland I began to feel breathless and my heart began pounding. It was a surprise and an alert to be careful. After the holiday my doctor sent me to … Continue reading

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Sacred Heart – the ‘Heart of God’

One of the greatest independent Christian thinkers in the twentieth century was undoubtedly the French Scientist and Priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. His writings combine a deep life of prayer and spirituality with vision for the future and hope. For … Continue reading

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To that heart draw nigh

The word ‘heart’ often refers to the innermost centre. We talk of ‘the heart of the matter,’ or describe a person’s nature as ‘warm hearted’ or even ‘cold hearted.’ So when we talk of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the … Continue reading

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O Sacred Heart!

The first time as a newly ordained priest that I concelebrated Mass was on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, at St James, Darlington. The principal celebrant was the then Vicar, Fr Dennis Smith. The preacher was the Bishop of … Continue reading

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361 years ago

Fr Ian writes On the evening of 23rd November 1623 the great French mathematician and philosopher Blase Pascal had a profound mystical experience which changed his life for ever. So profound was the experience of the certainty of joy given … Continue reading

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