From Death Comes Life

(Image courtesy the We may forget sometimes that we are living in a world where Jesus has already won victory over death and sin.  We are not waiting for this.  Further, as Jesus proclaims to Thomas in John 20:29, those “who have not seen and yet believe” are truly blessed.  St. Thomas struggles to […]

The Most Studied Artefact

The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth believed to be over 2000 years old on which is somehow “scorched” the image of a crucified man who has been tortured by scourging and wounds to the head and body.  It is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus.  What evidence for this belief do […]

A Divine Coincidence?

Last weekend we had our Divine Mercy Feast Day, the culmination of the Easter Octave.  Normally, this would have been followed with a parish meal in the hall, with often some 200 people gathering together!  The graces given by our Lord on this day are certainly something to celebrate together and we hope that next […]

June – Month of the Sacred Heart – 4

The Link Between Devotion to the Sacred Heart and Devotion to the Divine Mercy St. Margaret Mary Alcoque Photo by Lawrence OP (CC BY-NC 2.0) Concluding our look at the Catholic observance of dedicating June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this week we are examining the link between devotion to the Sacred Heart […]

Reflection Based on the Gospel of the II Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday

We have got a very interesting picture of the Apostles in today’s gospel. It is hard to believe that this is the group of Jesus’ disciples who had already experienced the Resurrection, because women told them about the empty grave and the angels they had met there. The apostles have already seen joy and astonishment […]

Pastoral Notes April 19th, 2015

TO THE NATIONS One of the very uplifting elements of our recent Divine Mercy Mass was the presence together of so many different voices. We had our hymns in English, but prayers and Readings mostly repeated in both English and Polish for the first time – also very moving Polish hymns and Malayalee singing, not […]