Cast out demons – a homily for ordinary time

Good morning everybody.  May I speak in the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, This week the Church enters the long period known as ordinary time, weeks and months which stretch out before us and will carry us back around to Advent. You’ll notice that our priests have green stoles on today, and …

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After Ascension. Luke / Acts

After he left usWe ran, knees bruised with blessing,dust and joy spilling out of us.We ran to the temple,The only place we knew to go.Where lamps were lit and the prayers already ascending,Chasing him up.Our home.Our place of consolation, of rising, falling,Of all our ageless story.We joined old men, and prophets who’d followed Anna,And we …

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‘Wine to remember’ – sacramentality and lockdown

Lockdown begins and I am glum.  I feel cast off and out of my depth.  Sunday mornings pass and I sit at home, in the Deacon doldrums.  I sit in all the doldrums.  I’m not sure how to move through the week without the sustenance of Sundays.  My spirituality is centred on receiving God in the …

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