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The sycamore tree of faith

BY PGallagher

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 13:22

We allow ourselves to be pulled up onto a higher branch from which we recognise, as if for the first time, God-made-man walking on the paths on which we make our way all the time.

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A sinner stood far off

BY PGallagher

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:39

The truly important consistency is between the tax collector's humble request for forgiveness and his undoubted need of that pardon.

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Perseverance in prayer

BY PGallagher

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 15:54

Our dialogue with God helps us to come to understand ourselves as not so much thwarted or outsmarted people but as persons on the journey into the life of One whose hopes are different from ours. 

From the Archives: Cardinal Newman

BY MAllen

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00

Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890) is a significant figure in the religious history of England.

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A shouting Gospel

BY PGallagher

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 13:25

Some of our prayers are spoken aloud. We are not ashamed that our words are audible. However, mostly we do not think of ourselves as shouting to God. 

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Doing our duty

BY PGallagher

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 16:16

Could it be that God’s gratitude for our efforts comes to us in our delight and satisfaction in the goodness of the life we lead? 

From the Archives: Architectural plans of the Holy Name Church, Manchester

BY MAllen

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 14:31

In May this year, the Jesuits in Britain Archives took delivery of over 200 architectural plans and drawings of the Holy Name Church in Manchester.

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Praying with the Pope in October

BY DStewart

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 16:48

October is the Extraordinary Mission Month. David Stewart SJ reflect on the “new missionary spring in the church” and how we can play our part in it, put our faith into action.

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Across the great gulf

BY PGallagher

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 15:42

The apparition of Lazarus won’t convert the family of the rich man, while another Lazarus, the one raised from the dead by Jesus, provoked faith. How do both these new lives inspire amendments? Peter Gallagher SJ reflects.

From the Archives: Celebrating World Animal Day

BY MAllen

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 10:26

World Animal day is celebrated on the 4th October. Its mission is “to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe”.


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