Second Sunday of Lent: 'Listen to him!'

Second Sunday of Lent: 'Listen to him!'

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:11

A reflection on the Transfiguration, in Mark 9: 2-10, the gospel for 2nd Sunday of Lent, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Image: Carl Bloch - The Transfiguration of Jesus, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In the gospel today we have Mark's account of the event known as THE TRANSFIGURATION. Jesus takes his friends Peter, James and John on a hike. Last week we saw a Jesus alone in the desert before... Read More »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Lent, Prayer, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

‘One community, one mission’ – Sr Gill talks about URSpace, vocation and change

‘One community, one mission’ – Sr Gill talks about URSpace, vocation and change

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:28

This week, Sr Gill McCambridge FMA talked about her vocation, inspiration, and the URSpace project she directs in Glasgow, on Clergy Café, a live weekly broadcast by Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team (SYMT).

Interviewed by SYMT Director, Sandy Fairley, Sr Gill's passion for the inspiring examples set by Don Bosco and St Mary Mazzarello shone through, as she outlined the charism of the Salesian Sisters,... Read More »

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Let The Healing Begin

Let The Healing Begin

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:26

In this week's Catholic Teacher Article, Mike reflects on Mark 1:40-45 and how it ties into modern Catholic education.

The Gospel reading for Sunday 14 February is truly beautiful. It has touched me at a profound level:

A man with leprosy came to Jesus and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing,"... Read More »

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Caring for all of God's creation

Caring for all of God's creation

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:56

In a Lenten Salesian Goodnight video from URSpace this week, Sr Gill McCambridge FMA looks at our understanding of God's 'kingdom', when we say the 'Our Father, and when we hear Jesus speak about it in the Gospels.

She asks us to consider what choices each of us can make this Lent, even in small things, to care for God's creation and for each other, especially those who are most in need.

Sr Gill is producing... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Lent, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Spirituality

Thoughts for Lent from Salesian Brothers - New beginnings

Thoughts for Lent from Salesian Brothers - New beginnings

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:05

The Salesian Brothers of the Battersea community are offering a thought for each week of Lent to the students of St John Bosco College (SJBC) in a series of short videos, released from this week.

Battersea is the home of the Province's formation community, where young Salesians from all over the world continue their studies and work in the school and parishes, animated and supported by their Salesian... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Gospel, Homepage, Prayer, Salesian Schools, Salesian Spirituality, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco, Vocation

Sr Gill to talk about religious life in YouTube interview

Sr Gill to talk about religious life in YouTube interview

Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:58

Sr Gill McCambridge FMA will be the guest on Shrewsbury Youth Ministry's Clergy Café talk show, this Wednesday 24 February, live on YouTube at 4pm.

In the latest of a series of interviews with members of religious orders, Sr Gill will talk to Sandy Fairley, Director of Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team, about her vocation and her own experience of Salesian religious life.

Sr Gill is a member of the... Read More »

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First Sunday of Lent - Walking the walk of Jesus

First Sunday of Lent - Walking the walk of Jesus

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 12:29

Reflecting on the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent, Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB looks at what Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Sisters, can teach us about making a fresh start to share the life-giving ministry of Jesus. Image by Julian Garcia Mejia via Qumran2.net

The Gospel of Mark gives us the shortest account of Jesus's time spent in the wilderness. Mark is the evangelist who is in such... Read More »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Lent, Prayer, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Lent can be 'exceedingly good'

Lent can be 'exceedingly good'

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:19

As Lent begins, Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reminds us that even in difficult times, with a generous heart, we can find the seriously good in everyone around us this Lent. Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash

There is a certain manufacturer of cake that tells us, in its advertising campaign, that it makes more than just good cakes—it produces exceedingly good cakes. Likewise, a younger, and very... Read More »

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Pope Francis: message for Lent 2021

Pope Francis: message for Lent 2021

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:00

In his message for Lent this year, Pope Francis reminds us this is a time for renewing faith, hope and love, and explains what it means 'to experience Lent with love' in our difficult times.

'At the Easter vigil, we will renew our baptismal promises and experience rebirth as new men and women by the working of the Holy Spirit. This Lenten journey, like the entire pilgrimage of the Christian life, is... Read More »

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Sharing our hearts in friendship and acceptance

Sharing our hearts in friendship and acceptance

Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:04

This Sunday is St Valentine's Day, and it is also the day the Church has dedicated to prayer for the unemployed. Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on the Gospel story of the leper, marginalised and rejected by others but loved and cured by Jesus. (Mark 1: 40-45). Image: Bernadette Lopez via Qumran2.net

In our gospel today, we read of Jesus's encounter with the leper: in these pandemic days, with washing... Read More »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Prayer, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco