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Reflections upon The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner

BY VCastaldi

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 15:24

Of all places, in Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, I was introduced to a beautiful depiction of the Annunciation. It was there that I saw for the first time Henry Ossawa Tanner’s painting The Annunciation, a striking rendition of the angel Gabriel’s appearance to a virgin named Mary. 

Photo showing three pamphlets about Shakespeare

From the Archives: Shakespeare

BY RSomerset

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 09:17

William revisits the case of whether Shakespeare was Catholic or Protestant in honour of the 400th anniversary of his death.

Long shot of whiskey being poured into a glass with ice.

“By this love you have for one another Everyone will know that you are my disciples.”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 15:29

It is funny how even the greatest barriers can be overcome when people find that they have something in common - especially when that something just happens to be a taste for Irish whiskey.

A shepherd watches over his sheep

“The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.”

BY PO'Reilly

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 15:29

Paul O'Reilly SJ relates his great uncle William's real life experiences as a 'good shepherd' to the readings of the fourth Sunday of Easter.

Image of a relic of the True Cross

From the Archives: Relics

BY MAllen

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 09:39

The Jesuits in Britain Archives hold perhaps hundreds of relics, authenticated and non-authenticated, wrapped up in tiny parcels or housed in reliquaries of varying size, style and ornamentation.

An older man praying

'Orat pro Soc'

BY PO'Reilly

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 17:23

I think we’ve all had experiences of being taken where we would rather not go… Paul O'Reilly SJ reflects for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

A farmer on his farm, ploughing

Praying with the Pope in April

BY DStewart

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 18:51

David Stewart SJ considers this month's prayer intentions of Pope Francis.

Parent holding baby's hand

“Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

BY PO'Reilly

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 10:08

I have never understood why so many Christians think that St Thomas is stupid. I don’t. Let me tell you why.

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