The Parables of the Kingdom

The Parables of the Kingdom

In St Matthew’s Gospel we find many teachings of Jesus, expressed in parables, little stories which illustrate the teaching readily and are easy to remember. Generations of preachers have admired the simplicity and power of the parables, “art concealing itself”....

Purgatory by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

I was in Purgatory tonight.  It was as if I were being lead into an abyss, where I saw a large hall.  It is touching to see the poor souls so quiet and so sad.  Yet their faces reveal that they have joy in their hearts, because of their recollection of God’s loving...

Today’s Daily Reflection

Dia dhuit, In our First Reading today we see Abraham begins to have doubts in God’s promise to him that he will have descendants, that God will indeed fulfill his promise. Abraham doubts because nothing seems to be happening…… and he and his...

Today’s Daily Reflection

Dia dhuit, Today we celebrate TWO great English saints and martyrs. St John became bishop of Rochester.   When King Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon, and married Anne Boleyn, and constituted himself the supreme head of the Church of England, John...

The Cure of Ars on the Holy Mass

“It causes the whole heavenly court to rejoice.  It alleviates the pain of the souls in Purgatory.  It draws down all types of blessings upon Earth, and gives more glory to God than all the sufferings of all the martyrs together, more glory than the penances of...

A Reflection on today’s readings….

Dia dhuit, I am excited to tell you that the First Readings for the next two weeks at Weekday Masses will be about one of my Biblical heroes – Abraham! I hope you get the chance to read these and learn more about him. St John Paul II said Abraham and Our Lady...

A Reflection on Today’s Readings

Dia dhuit, I remember some years ago seeing a film called “The Perfect Storm.”  It was about some fishermen who went out to sea one day and encountered a horrendous storm.  If I remember correctly, two incredibly powerful storms, came together to produce...

What is Your Vocation

By Sr Bernadette Clair “He saw James the son of Zeb′edee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb′edee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.” (Mk 1:18-20) All of us have...

Our Lady of Good Success

By Fr Damian Polly In many of her apparitions, Our Blessed Mother has spoken of and warned us about future events that can come to pass if we don’t turn back to God. The apparitions of Our Lady to a nun, Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, in Quito, Ecuador in the years...