Daily Meditation – 8th March

Above image – Station 6: Veronica wipes Jesus’ face God our Mother, Living Water, River of Mercy, Source of Life, in whom we live and move and have our being, who quenches our thirst, refreshes our weariness, bathes and washes and cleanses our wounds, be for us always a fountain of life and for all…

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Spiritual Practice – Fasting: Self Denial, Preparation, Penitence

Fasting is practised in many religions and for different reasons. In Christianity fasting is associated with preparation and with penance, which are really two sides of the same coin. So, our tradition of giving things up for Lent, stems from the practice of preparation for Holy Week and Easter and that preparation traditionally includes self…

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Frameworks for Life

Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Do you remember the art made in the ‘60s and ‘70s made with a framework of nails on a board or frame, and thread wound around to make geometric patterns and shapes? These days it’s called ‘string art’. Or Spirograph – patterns made by cogged wheels…

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Daily Meditation – 6th March

Above  image – Station 5: Simon of Cyrene helps  carry the cross  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits – who forgives  all your iniquity,   who heals all your diseases, who redeems your…

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Daily Meditation – 5th March

Above Image – Station 5: Simon of Cyrene helps  carry the cross  In whose burdens do you share? Perhaps it is only in spirit – but the heart of compassion is the heart of Lent. ‘Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. They saw him  from a distance, and before he came near…

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Daily Meditation – 4th March

Above Image – Station 5: Simon of Cyrene helps carry the cross  ‘Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall  be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall  not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the…

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Daily Meditation – 3rd March

Above Image – Station 2 Jesus meets his mother Mary  This mother has travelled from Yemen to the United  States to visit her sick son. Should she be allowed across  the border to do so? American Christians can’t agree. Is she a terrorist?     In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let…

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Daily Meditation – 2nd March

Image above – Station 4 Jesus Meets his Mother Mary ‘Mercy is to fasting as rain is to the earth. However much you may  cultivate your heart, clear the soil of your nature, root out your vices and  sow virtues, if you do not release the springs of mercy, your fasting will  not bear fruit. When…

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Daily Meditation – 1st March

Image above – Station 4 Jesus Meets his Mother Mary ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not  be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to  you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be  put into your lap;…

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