SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Fr Alexander Sherbrooke

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November 29, 2021
A walk along the Franciscan Way from La Verna to Assisi conjures up thoughts of the wolf of Gubbio and the paradox of il Poverello’s ornate and vast tomb
September 29, 2020
My parish in central London is a very different place from the Calcutta of 1989. But when looked at in a certain light, I can see how they are linked in God’s plan. The name of that light is Mother Teresa. Calcutta, a teeming port city home to millions, had then as now its fair
June 28, 2018
The call to adore the Lord is an antidote to the noise of the world and the Church's most powerful weapon
June 28, 2018
There has been in recent times a discernible increase in those drawn to Eucharistic adoration in parishes and communities, and particularly among young people. Adoration stands as an antidote to the noise and busyness of our world. As we hear from the account of Elijah at Horeb, the Lord was not in the mighty wind,
November 24, 2016
In these last few days we have welcomed the relics of St Claude de la Colombière and St Margaret Mary Alacoque to the streets and the centre of London to mark the end of the Holy Year of Mercy. Appropriately we received the relics of St Claude, a Jesuit, at Farm Street, where we were
November 23, 2016
Joyful, singing Catholics meandered along Oxford Street carrying relics
September 01, 2016
Working at her side as the West prepared for war with Saddam Hussein, I saw her dread as she glimpsed the future of Middle Eastern Christianity
September 01, 2016
Those of us who knew her feel a twinge of guilt writing about Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Mother’s life was always about the other, about Jesus, and she did not enjoy being the centre of media attention. She accepted that for the sake of Jesus and the poor she would have to tolerate a few
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