Homilies from February 2018

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World Meeting Of Families 2018 Icon

World Meeting of Families (WMOF) 2018 Icon The Holy Family Icon Explained The Angels on the Outside – This icon of the Holy Family is shaped a bit like a house with a double door. On the outside of each door there is an angel. Michael on the left, Gabriel on the right. We remember […]

Lent 2018

The Meaning of Lent The English word ‘Lent’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Lencten, meaning ‘Spring’.  In other languages the word comes from the Latin, Quadragesima – a period of 40 days.  In the Christian tradition the forty days is understood to refer to a time of intense prayer and preparation; we remember the biblical […]

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – World Day of the Sick

Bernadette Soubirous was born of a very poor family in Lourdes, a small village at the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of France.  It was on the 11th of February 1858, whilst she and her sisters went to collect brush wood for the house fire, that 14 year-old Bernadette saw the first of […]

Miss Me But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free?   Miss me a little – but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once […]

‘I’m Free’

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God laid for me I took His hand when I heard the call I turned my back and left it all.   I could not stay another day; To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; […]