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Feast of the Holy Trinity – a family of love

Feast of the Holy Trinity – a family of love

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 13:16

These past few weeks have seen a gradual easing of the real hardship that had been lockdown. As the vaccination rate increases, children are back their classrooms in school, and more businesses are re-opened, we share a sense of returning to a fuller experience of community. Experts tell us that we will probably never be able to return to the days pre-pandemic: face masks and physical distancing are... Read More »

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

Pentecost Sunday: let the Spirit unite us

Pentecost Sunday: let the Spirit unite us

Posted: Fri, 21 May 2021 10:17

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on the unity brought to us by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. (Image by Igino Legnaghi via Qumran2.net)

I was reading my diary for Pentecost Sunday 2020; it was clear that we thought that things may well be back to normal by summer 2020. The pandemic, it seemed, was under some sort of control. I wrote back then:

One of the amazing POSITIVE effects of being in lockdown... Read More »

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

'Consecrated in truth'

'Consecrated in truth'

Posted: Thu, 13 May 2021 14:09

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB looks at the 'integrity of truth' in the Gospel for 7th Sunday of Easter. Photo: PD Pics on Pixabay

In our gospel today we see Jesus reflecting on friendship; the disciples have 'lost' Jesus again and they need that sense of connection. Jesus prays 'Father keep those you have given me true to your name'; this time before Pentecost sees the apostles still in lockdown. The virus... Read More »

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Ascension Day - 'True spirituality is grounded in reality'

Ascension Day - 'True spirituality is grounded in reality'

Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 10:38

On Thursday 13 May, we come together today to celebrate Ascension Day—the day of homecoming for Jesus. This year it falls on the feast of St Mary Mazzarello, who founded the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, the Salesian Sisters, with Don Bosco. She is very much in the school of hands-on saints who heeded the words of the angels in our first reading, 'why ... are you looking up into the sky?'... Read More »

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'Remain in my love'

'Remain in my love'

Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 13:49

The themes of friendship and love in the Gospel for 6th Sunday of Easter (John 15: 9-17) are explored in this refection by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Image: LiturgyTools.net CC-BY-SA 3.0

Today our gospel fills me with hope as I am reminded of the deep friendship of God—a friendship that is real and impacts our lives for good. I hope and pray that you have that friend you can rely on: they are... Read More »

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