The living Spirit

[St Peter and St Paul] are the pillars that support the Church by their teaching, their prayers, their example of patience. Our Lord strengthened these pillars. In the beginning they were very weak and could not support either themselves or others.

Many things can change and have changed in our cultural and social evolution, but the fact remains that it is the woman who conceives, carries in her womb, and gives birth …

Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits which you have given us, ...

Spiritual readings – 6 June 2016 Premium

02 June 2016
Cassian told this story about John, who was the father of a community because he was great in his way of life.

We celebrate the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, to draw attention to that Life which the Eucharist gives us. It is a fuller echo of the Most Holy Trinity, in such a way that the Divine Life is shared by our souls through this Sacrament.

I implore thee to pray for me, that, as He has brought thee to heaven, so in due time He may take me to heaven also … I ask thee to gain for me those His seven great gifts, to dispose and excite my heart towards faith and virtue.

Without the Holy Spirit: God is far away, Christ stays in the past, the Gospel is a dead letter, the Church is simply an organisation, authority simply a matter of domination, mission a matter of propaganda, liturgy no more than an evocation, Christian living a slave morality.

Spiritual readings – 7 May 2016 Premium

05 May 2016
Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven; let our hearts ascend with him … If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth …

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