Life & Soul

The saint who sailed off on a quest for ‘the Land of Promise’

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 9:26-31; 1 jn 3:18-24; jn 15:1-8 (Year B)

Among the martyrs are St Richard Reynolds, one of four people hanged on May 4 1535

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Acts 4:8-12 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18 (Year B)

Culture drives history – St John Paul II’s achievements demonstrate this, as does the city which bears his imprint

Writing about the peaceful and prayerful spirit of the Abbey of St Cecilia feels like trying to describe a beautiful work of art.

Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3: 3-15, 17-19, 1 John 2: 1-5, Luke 24, 35-48 (year b)

Second Sunday of Easter, Acts 4:32-35; 1 jn 5:1-6; jn 20:19-31 (Year B)

Tradition indicates that Mary Magdalene had a struggle with chastity. Who can honestly say he or she hasn’t?

Easter Sunday, Acts 10: 34. 37-43; Col 3: 1-4; Jn 20: 1-9 (year b)