We often talk about spirituality. How do you speak about something being spiritual? The word is usually taken as something ethereal, out of this world: in fact it has very earthly effects, it touches on everyday life.
As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation, Farm Street Church invites those who have been touched by the loss of an unborn child to come together in prayer and to receive the grace, consolation and strength which comes through a Mass offered for this special intention.
Louise Zanré, Director of JRS UK, invites us to dedicate time this New Year to pray in solidarity with refugees who face the year ahead with uncertainty. This reflection first appeared in the Catholic Universe newspaper.
On Sunday we begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In this week's Godtalk, Peter Knott SJ asks how our differences can actually help us focus on a more real unity. Real growth happens and real grace breaks in when we have to deal with what is different. Learn to understand, said John of the Cross, more by not understanding than by understanding. What’s dark, unfamiliar, frightening, and uninvited will stretch us in ways that the familiar and secure cannot.