Monthly Archives: December 2016

At the end of the year

RATHER LIKE contrition without an examination of conscience (“I beg forgiveness, Lord, for something or other, but I’m not quite sure what”), New Year resolutions are a bit bare without some sort of “stocktaking”. In his meditation for December 29, … Continue reading

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This is the day ….

WE HAVE LEARNED how the Old Testament presages the New. We know now that the Patriarchs were to be seen as “precursors” of the Messiah. Christ has indeed been referred to as “a second Adam” or “a second Moses”. The … Continue reading

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No room at the inn

  RECENT exploration of an unidentified (for security reasons) site in the Middle-East is alleged to have uncovered scrolls which appear to date from around the first century AD and would seem to be records of interviews with local people … Continue reading

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‘Twas the week before Christmas

WELL, HERE we are going into the last week before Christmas and the Church has started to get serious! For these last eight days, Lent rules apply! Memorias of saints are suppressed (only commemorations are permitted, just as in Lent) … Continue reading

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A busy time

DECEMBER  really is the one month of the year when we cannot call our time our own and the Church doesn’t make it any easier — though in the best possible way! It all stems from the fact that we … Continue reading

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