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Passing Over

“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”  “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”   †   † This first saying of Jesus on the cross is traditionally called “The Word of Forgiveness”. It is theologically interpreted as Jesus’ prayer for forgiveness for … Continue reading

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This is my body it will be given up for you

† Song of Solomon 1:7  Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends? † Revelation … Continue reading

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The Franciscans, St Francis, and God who is Love

Ponder this question and by the end of the post it shall be answered;  If Jesus were to come to your home tonight for dinner, what would he be looking for, or what could he expect to find? Today I … Continue reading

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An Obligation to Love

ob·li·ga·tion/ˌäbliˈgāSHən/ noun 1. An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment. 2. The condition of being morally or legally bound to do something. ~~~~~~~~~ Because of love’s obligation, and … Continue reading

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Miracles & Pinnacles

† This is my favourite of all the photographs which I took on my Rome pilgrimage.  It is the Tabernacle and Christ’s presence, which I captured from the balcony in The Venerable English College in Rome.  The special effects were … Continue reading

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The Homeless Rome

I step inside St Peters Basilica . . . . . speechlessness. . . . . . ! Each transcendent marble letter was 3 metres in length.  From the ground they look like an inch. Today’s miracle, The Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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OMG – Oh My God – Miracle

Where to begin. Miracles are not unfamiliar to me.  Not big or giant miracles, but coincidences too coincidental to be unacknowledged.  Funny things which happen which are unexplainable or explainable in an unbelievable way.  One might think this is just … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2012

Pentecost (2012) “You have come home, mags.  Like a pilgrim who has walked a long way, you have had to travel far but now you can stop and be.  Early Christians used to say that ‘the world was created for … Continue reading

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A Gift to Un-rap

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The Final Passion

Today I took my two little daughters to Trafalgar Square to watch  The Passion.   It is Good Friday.  It is God Friday. It was so very moving.  At one point my youngest daughter hid behind my back, she couldn’t … Continue reading

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My 12 Year Old Sons Homework

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DV8 CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS?

Uncomfortable. The personal physical tic’s of human nature, expressed through music, movement, dance, lyrics and scripts appears to be ‘the thing’ in theatres across the board at the moment. I recently saw the intense CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS? performance by DV8 … Continue reading

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St Thérese of Lisieux

The train lines at the weekend are being worked upon.  The line I need is closed.  So every Saturday morning I have to walk down Kensington Church Street from Notting Hill in order to get to where I have got … Continue reading

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Something Beautiful for God

It is so very penetrating and momentous when God communicates with us through the scriptures.  I mean not just the everyday tuning in, where any one of us might gather water to quench our thirst.   But the days when … Continue reading

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Pray As You Go

Get God on your pod! One of the blessings I was given at a time when I desperately wanted a deeper more structured connection with God, and it appeared logistically impractical was  Pray-as-you-go . . . daily prayer for your MP3 player It is … Continue reading

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Filling Holes & Healing Souls

It’s a small parish.  The week day congregation is but a handful. “There isn’t one of us here that isn’t deeply hurting and broken inside by something …….” went the beautifully poignant homily.  Everybody sitting before me lowers their head … Continue reading

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Missing the Junction

Today I went to collect my student Id card.  The college is already beginning to feel like a place to which I feel warm and familiar towards. Even the sisters that I see walking up the road (to whom I … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

One of the things which I really struggle with in my faith, is the fact that I am not allowed to be united with my children or church family, in the receiving of the Eucharist.  Holy Communion has been such … Continue reading

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The Eternalness of Love

Peter Owen Jones says “Those of us who attempt to wedge the Divine experience into words always fall short.  We can never really do it, at best we can only show you the light from the diamond not the diamond itself.” … Continue reading

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Treasures of Heaven, Relics & Saint Christopher

I am just reading CHRIST a British Museum Book written by Rowena Loverance.  It caught my attention after my recent wonderful visit to the Treasures of Heaven exhibition. A wonderful exhibition of relics and their lavish reliquaries. British Museum – Treasures … Continue reading

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Sky’s are Blue & the Meadows are Sweet

To two Altar Server’s  (very very special one’s) To be Christ’s page at the altar, To serve Him freely there, Where even angels falter, Bowed low in reverent prayer. To touch the throne most holy, To hand the gifts for … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi. The Reith Lectures.

SECURING FREEDOM/LIBERTY I believe that if you really want or need to say something, then you really should  have the freedom and courage to gently clearly and directly speak your Truth.  A soul should not be denied. God will forever … Continue reading

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Poetry, Theology and Life

Paul Cezanne – The Kiss of the Muse 1859-1860 I spent the past two days at  The Power of The Word: Poetry, Theology and Life   ‘An international conference placing the ‘truth’ of Poetry and the ‘truth’ of Theology in discussion … Continue reading

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Miracles

1 Corinthians 12:10   To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: John 4:48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will … Continue reading

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