Life & Soul

The discovery of the word of God as fundamental to prayer is exciting, like throwing fuel on the barbecue of our spiritual life

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20 (Year B)

The Missionaries of Charity have a great hunger for spiritual and theological nourishment

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 10:25-26, 33-35 & 44-48; 1 jn 4:7-10; jn 15:9-17

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.