Monthly Archives: May 2015

Pentecost Sunday

Where the Spirit blows We have come to the culmination of the Easter season with the Feast of Pentecost. The great fifty days of celebration now climax in the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Let us seek … Continue reading

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Ascension Day

The Assurance of the Lord Perhaps this day and this feast would make better sense to us if it were renamed as above. St Luke has sought to describe the return of Jesus back to the Father using language which … Continue reading

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6th Sunday of Easter

Bearing Fruit The Gospel for this weekend is a treasure trove of beautiful gifts from Jesus to each of us. We should meditate carefully on what they mean. Remain in my love. This is one of John’s favourite phrases. The … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Easter

Still Part of the Vine? Last week I presided at the funeral rites of grand old lady; let’s call her April. April was a 92 year old widow who for the last few weeks of her life resided in one … Continue reading

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