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All Saints “in Coronatide”

Here is my spiritual conference for All Saints. Mass of the Feast will be celebrated tomorrow.

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The New Lockdown in France

Like everyone who lives in France, we waited for President Macron’s decision last Wednesday evening about what is to be done about the exponential rise of Covid-19 cases and increasing numbers of very sick people in the hospitals. We got … Continue reading

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Insanae et vanae curae

Insanae et vanae curae invadunt mentes nostras,saepe furore replent corda, privata spe.Quid prodest, O mortalis, conari pro mundanis,si coelos negligas?Sunt fausta tibi cuncta, si Deus est pro te. Frantic and futile anxieties invade our minds; they oftenfill our hearts with … Continue reading

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Liminality

I have found references in several places to an article written by a Franciscan friar in 2007 – The Life and Death of Religious Life by Benedict Groeschel C.F.R. I was particularly impressed by the notion of liminality. There are … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Louis-Claude de Saint Martin

From Louis-Claude de Saint Martin’s L’Homme de Désir, Chant 177: Qui frappe à la porte sainte ? Un homme de paix, un homme de désir. Cet homme de paix, cet homme de désir, a-t-il vaincu ses ennemis ? Who is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Conference for the Triduum

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

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A Meditation of the Stations of the Cross for Passiontide 2020

This is a tremendous uplift for us all, from our Bishop’s chapel:

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Our Church’s outreach in these uncertain times

Fr Jonathan Munn has come up with an excellent initiative on our Diocesan website: Material for use during the COVID 19 epidemic There are recordings of Mass from private chapels, including our Bishop who preached a lovely sermon yesterday. My … Continue reading

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One or Two Ideas…

As I celebrated Mass this morning, as always sine populo, I was aware of a great feeling of gratitude to be at Mass and receiving the Sacrament. Here in France, Italy and elsewhere, there can be no public Mass. We … Continue reading

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Ecclesial Cosmopolitanism

The older I grow, the more I see a convergence of issues and thoughts. I began to read an article by Pauline Kleingeld, who wrote another work on Novalis and his puzzling fragment Die Christenheit oder Europa. This article is … Continue reading

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