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Called to be builders of the Kingdom of God

BY Ruth

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 19:36

This Sunday 14 September is Racial Justice Sunday, Tim Byron SJ reminds us that we are called to be builders of the Kingdom of God.

Field of Wheat

Godtalk: Handle with Care

BY PKnott

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:09

Most of us think we aren't bad people, but this isn't the whole picture. Jesus gives us a more accurate picture of human nature - human nature is always going to be a mixture of the bad and the good.

St Peter being given the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven by Christ

Pride: the most deadly of the mortal sins

BY RMorris

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 18:47

Everyone faces the temptation to assume they know what God wants. If we're lucky, we have people to encourage restraint; if we aren't lucky, we just have to learn from our mistakes.

Jan Brueghel the Elder, The Sermon on the Mount

Godtalk: The Poor in Spirit

BY PKnott

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 08:12

The first of the Beatitudes may well be the best rule for all of us in living our everyday life. While being poor in spirit may seem a very bad thing, poverty of spirit is, in fact a reflection of everyday reality: we are often powerless to change things. It means accepting that we can’t do everything at home, at work or in our church. It saves us from being a ‘human doing’ instead of a human being.

Retire-toi Satan by James Tissot

Get behind me, Satan!

BY GGallen

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 15:13

Fr Gerry Gallen's homily from St Joseph's Hospice, 31 August 2014

A 1663 Edition of The Spiritual Exercises, Burns Library Boston College via Flickr

Godtalk: Feeling God's Love

BY PKnott

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:14

Many people would say that while intellectually they believe that God loves each one of us, personally, eternally, they find it hard to feel this deeply. We may be helped by reflecting on St Ignatius’ conclusion to his Spiritual Exercises, a ‘Contemplation to Attain Divine Love’. While we may not be able to say that all we need is God's Love, the desire for that freedom is enough.

Baby against sunset

Godtalk: The Power of Powerlessness

BY PKnott

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:02

Despite our attempts to frame God's authority in terms of worldly power, Christ's Birth and Death show that God's power and authority are ultimately shown in what seems like weakness.

Croos, Dawson and Patterson at St Beuno's

‘What One’s Heart Desires’

BY GClapson

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:19

Nicholas Austin SJ reflects on giving the 30-day retreat on the Spiritual Exercises at St Beuno's

Sebastian on the Camino

My Camino – A Pilgrim Journey

BY GClapson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 16:53

Sebastian Cichocki's blog of his pilgrimage along the Camino in Spain

Jesus gets his feet wet walking on the sea

Getting our feet wet?

BY Ruth

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 17:35

Jim Crampsey SJ reflects on the presence of the spirit in our encounters. How often do we have an encounter with someone, and afterwards we say to ourselves, that must have been meant?

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