Category: Feature

A love for all of God’s creation

We can learn a lot from a simple Italian friar, writes Eve Parnell There’s a painting in the National Gallery of Ireland, big, oil on canvas, 17th century, dark colours, easy to walk by and not notice, but one day a little flash caught my eye. I looked at the painting, really looked, for the…

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Your vocation to be missionary

The Sunday Gospel The Fourth Sunday of Easter is called Vocations Sunday, and each year the Gospel is about Christ the Good Shepherd and the flock of his followers. Today’s reading is short enough to quote it in full. “Jesus said: ‘The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow…

Journeying towards God in Tandem

A new programme for young couples is seeking to help them grow individually, as a couple and in communion with God and their neighbours, writes Jason Osborne Once the wedding is done and dusted, couples are often left adrift, figuring marriage out on their own. While it can be done, as with everything else on…

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The Risen Lord can heal our wounds

As we noted at the start of Lent, the number 40 is usually associated with a period of preparation. Following the 40 days of Lent, there are 40 days of preparation between the Resurrection and Ascension. My very young grand-nephew once asked me a very profound question: “Where was Jesus in the time between his…