No 29 Easter 2021

Easter Joy The Cross is the great Christian symbol. It evokes Jesus who died on a cross on the Friday before the great Sabbath of Pessah, the Jewish feast of Easter. Whereas free men condemned to death were beheaded, slaves were crucified. Pontius Pilate had thousands of men crucified. No death was deemed more abject. […]

Dom Brian Gerard Kelly 3rd Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent – Year A Readings 1 st reading: Ex 17:3-72 nd reading: Rom 5: 1-2; 5-8Gospel: John 4: 5-42 Jesus and his disciples are on their way to Galilee from Judea, needing to pass through the land of the Samaritans. The Jews and the Samaritans were enemies of one another, but the […]

Saint Scholastica 2021

Saint Scholastica 2021 Os 2:16.17b.21-22Ap 19:1.5-9aLc 10:38-42 On the fifth day, God created “every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind.” (Gn 1:21) God blessed them and charged them to multiply. God loves birds and Jesus tells us that not a […]

Lent Meditation

Pope Francis on Fasting by A Monk of Quarr Fasting is one of the three pillars of Lent. Linked together with prayer and almsgiving (charity) they are expressions of the central purpose of Lent, which is a turning to God and a conversion of heart. In his homily during Mass on Ash Wednesday 2019, Pope […]

Dom Gregory Corcoran, Sunday 14 February 2021

Sunday 14 February 2021Sunday 6 Year B “Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched the leper.” In these days of Covid there are very many people who suffer greatly from the absence of close contact with those who are dear to them. The stretching out of an affectionate hand brings healing and […]

As Lent Begins

As Lent Begins This year Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February. It will be an Ash Wednesday with a difference. It falls in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and the Vatican has issued a directive about how the ashes (obtained from the burnt palms of the previous year’s Palm Sunday), can be safely […]

Abbot Xavier, Presentation 2021

Presentation of the Lord 2021 Mal 3:1-4He 2:14-18Lk 2:22-40 “There are three that bear witness: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.” (1 Jn 5:7) Today, the Holy Spirit leads Simeon to the temple. The old man goes to the Temple “in the Spirit”, in the light and the […]

Dom Brian Gerard Kelly, Sunday 31 January

Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year B Readings: Deut: 18:15-201 Cor 7:32-35Mk 1:21-28 How wonderful is the Lord in His mysteries! Having called His initial disciples who were out fishing or mending their nets he tells them: “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men.” He brings them to Capernaum and […]

Baptism of the Lord

Christ’s Baptism Source of Ours Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord10 January 2021by Dom Nicholas Spencer In John 2 we read:“ Truly, truly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” On this Feast of the Baptism of the […]