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Weekly reflections

On the Gospel of John 2:13-25 3rd Sunday of Lent In the 2nd century, when the Church was still young, a bishop called Marcion began to teach some radical things about the Old Testament. He thought that Yahweh described in the Old Testament was so different from the God

The Transfiguration gives us a rare glimpse into Christ’s divinity and interior life, while at the same time pointing towards Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary. When we read of this mystical event in the gospels, we can immediately imagine Peter, James and John struggling to explain to the other Apostles later

On the Gospel of Mark 1:12-15 1st Sunday of Lent The readings for the first Sunday of Lent introduce some key themes to help us prepare for Easter. Temptation, sin, repentance, penance, cleansing waters, mercy, faith, love and mission are just a few of the signposts we believers meet as

On the Gospel of Mark 2:1-12 7th Sunday of the Year I love this Gospel story of healing for several reasons. It shows the true extent of friendship and faith, and it is such a dramatic event! I can always picture the scene clearly when I read this passage. I

On the Gospel of Mark 1:40-45 6th Sunday of the Year A leper approaches Jesus. He has a very strong faith and knows that Jesus can heal him with just a touch. Jesus is moved by the man’s faith and the circumstances of his disease. Jesus touches him and heals

Jesus of Nazareth is the long-awaited Saviour. He knows this himself and he lets it be known by his actions and by his words. In this particular Gospel passage, the characterisation of Jesus as authoritative teacher and preacher is deepened and given durative extension across the narrative. The conclusion is