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Woman walking a tight rope

Godtalk: Balancing Values

BY PKnott

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:01

'Spiritual health depends on keeping a careful balance, like walking a tightrope so as not to fall off either side. It's not a question of choosing between Martha and Mary but of choosing both - Martha and Mary, prayer and action, living and doing, private morality and social concern.'

Change and transience

Godtalk: Changing times

BY PKnott

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:17

‘HOME is where we start from.’
T. S. Eliot describes an experience that can be felt both as a freedom and as a  heartache.  For some people the place they grew up in forty years ago has changed in so many ways they would hardly recognise it if they returned today.

Image of a smiling boy

The Human Heart of Jesus

BY Ruth

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 19:55

Nothing human can escape the delight God takes in it since the Infinite Wisdom designed for Herself a human heart in the birth of the Christchild. God has created man in His own image and, in a sense, has married human nature to the Universe.

Rebrandt, Return of the Prodigal Son

Godtalk: A Change of Life

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00

Today people question the reality of sin; they wonder if the psychologists and sociologists haven't put sin out of business. It doesn't take very long to see the way sin can still corrupt life, particularly in our own selfishness. But there is a way of healing these wounds - we can talk to God about ourselves. We can ask him to look at our selfishness with his healing glance. Then slowly, gradually, we can begin to appreciate more why there is rejoicing among the angels over one repentant sinner - especially when that person is ourself.

Do not be afraid, take courage

BY Ruth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 11:49

In the Lauriston Jesuit Centre we have just completed an interesting, challenging and stimulating series of four lectures on the values which are inscribed on the Mace in the Scottish Parliament.

Vision of Eternity

Godtalk: A glimpse of eternity

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 14:51

The Transfiguration was a unique experience in the life of Jesus and the three disciples who witnessed it. Jesus' ''face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light". Matt. 17:1-9 

Dominic Tomuseni SJ

A reflection on Zimbabwe Independence Day and Good Friday

BY GClapson

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:25

A reflection linking Good Friday 2014 with the anniversary of Zimbabwean Independence, by Dominic Tomuseni SJ

Student Cross begins in Oxford

Student Cross pilgrimage begins!

BY Ruth

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:30

From Oxford to Walsingham... walking with the Cross during Holy week. Keep updated on their progress here. Simon Bishop SJ former Chaplain to the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy and now Director of Spirituality for the Jesuits in Britain joins them on their pilgrimage.

Dirty paint brushes in a studio

Godtalk: Challenge in Creativity

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:34

'We are meant to create things, not because we might get them published and receive honour and money for them. We are meant to create things because creativity, of all kinds, enters us into the deep centre of energy at the heart of things. In creativity we join ourselves to God's energy and help channel God's transcendental qualities: oneness, truth, goodness, and beauty.'

Cross against the sun and sky

Godtalk: The mystery of our being

BY PKnott

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 20:18

One of the most consoling texts of the Hebrew scriptures is the Book of Job, which concerns itself with the theme of why bad things happen to good people - a question to which, intriguingly, it refuses to offer up simple, faith-based answers.


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