Spiritual Practice: Contemplative Prayer – being open before God

Contemplative prayer has been part of the Christianity almost since the beginning. In medieval times it was particularly associated with monastic life. However, in the 20th century it was reclaimed as a normal part of many people’s spiritual journeys. Contemplative prayer is simply waiting upon God or opening ourselves to God – it is a…

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Sermon – Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 We know Peter for his humanity and ability to get things wrong. If anyone could put their big feet in things, that would be Peter: he argues with Jesus about who is going to wash whose feet: falls asleep at Gethsemane when he supposed to be…

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Daily Meditation – 27th February

Above image – Station 3 Jesus falls Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole  heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways. You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently…

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Daily Meditation – 26th February

Image above – Station 3 Jesus falls ‘You know that good makes no noise and noise does no good. In the  common life calm is necessary for the brothers and sisters who are  praying, reading and writing, or at night, resting. For love, then, watch  your step, your work, your greetings and your speech. Silence…

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Daily Meditation – 25th February

Image above – Station 3 Jesus falls ‘Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.’ (Matthew 7.7-8) But what when it…

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Daily Meditation – 24th February

Image above – Station 2 Jesus takes up the cross ‘Let the mouth also fast from disgraceful speeches and railings. For what  does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our  brothers and sisters? The evil speaker eats the flesh of his brother and  bites the body of…

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Daily Meditation – 23rd February

Image above – Station 2 Jesus takes up the cross I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my  fears. Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every  trouble. The…

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Daily Meditation – 22nd February 

Image above – Station 2 Jesus takes up the cross ‘The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the  people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God  am holy.’ (Leviticus 19.1-2)  ‘Fasting of the heart frees you from limitation and from preoccupation. …

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