The sleeping of Mary

The actual word is ‘Dormition’, not ‘sleeping’, but it means the same,  It is the Greek Orthodox title for the feast of August 15th which the...

The food that endures

Spare a thought for the people of Zimbabwe.  It was so difficult to hold it all...

The people approaching

“Looking up, he saw the crowds approaching.”  I am in the UK and people are kindly...

Building our house

I am out of my “comfort zone”! I am moving around among people my relatives live...

Nothing for the journey

The abbot of the Buddhist monastery in Thailand where the coach of the Wild Boars football...

Trapped in a dark cave

Two stories dominate the news; the World Cup, with its agony and elation, and the boys...

The centre cannot hold

A comment caught my eye in the Tablet recently about the Irish referendum to change the...

White rose

What is one flower in a forest? I have just been reading Eoin Dempsey’s White Rose...

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is the name of a college of Cambridge University and it is the name...

A masterpiece

People have always been drawn by beauty. We have only to look at the ancient temples...

Secular saints

When we speak of ‘saints’ we normally mean baptised persons who have been formerly declared as...

That your joy may be complete

When I started reading the Scriptures I used to find the Farewell Discourse in John (Chaps...

Pruning the fruit bearers

“Every branch that bears fruit he prunes.” People who achieve great things seem to also suffer...

Embarrassed by holiness

There was a time when the word ‘holy’ was a welcome sound.  But today it has...

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