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Finding God in the ordinary

Finding God in the ordinary

Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:03

Reflecting on the gospel for 3rd Sunday of Easter (Luke 24:35-48) , Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB encourages us to find God in the everyday activities we all share. Photo: Carrie Cai on Pixabay

Our gospel from Luke opens today with the missionary journey of the two Emmaus disciples on their way back to Jerusalem—the place of pain, suffering and death has become a place of glory. Like Mary of Magdala,... Read More »

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Divine mercy, without a doubt

Divine mercy, without a doubt

Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:12

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on God's deep love for us, seen in the Gospel for 2nd Sunday of Easter (John 20: 19-31). Image: 'Doubting Thomas', Franciszek Smuglewicz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

This Sunday, we are invited to share in unconditional love of God in 'Divine Mercy Sunday' and in the gospel, we are given an example of how deep that love is.

For some reason, Thomas, the apostle,... Read More »

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Sharing the Light of Easter

Sharing the Light of Easter

Posted: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 19:30

A reflection for Easter Day from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Image: The Risen Lord meets Mary Magdalen, Ely. Fr Lawrence Lew OP, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr.

A very happy Easter Day to you!

Today we celebrate glory and life even in the middle of international pain and heartache—I pray that this day helps us to recognise the green shoots of hope. Today is the reason for our hope and needed optimism:... Read More »

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Salesian students' Duke of Edinburgh Award achievements

Salesian students' Duke of Edinburgh Award achievements

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:28

Our schools are very proud of the achievements of students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Several students at St John Bosco College Battersea received their Bronze awards this week, and Salesian School Chertsey is delighted that during the lockdown period, their students have clocked up more than 1500 hours of community service volunteering towards their awards.

The Duke of Edinburgh... Read More »

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Savio Salesian College thanks generous donors for laptops

Savio Salesian College thanks generous donors for laptops

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:30

Savio Salesian College, Bootle, was delighted this week to receive a further donation of laptops for their students from Everton in the Community, the official charity of Everton Football Club.

The pandemic has exacerbated and drawn greater attention to the inequalities in our society, one of which is the 'digital poverty' of many households, where there is little or no access to computers and internet... Read More »

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Eastering COVID

Eastering COVID

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:07

We have been through deaths

We have felt the loss of life and of meaning.

We have remembered the senseless suffering

Of the cross on Calvary.

All this is grist to God's mill

That makes the bread of our resurrection.

All our struggles with suffering,

All our searching for meaning,

Is caught up into a deeper wisdom,

Written into a longer story

Deepening trust in a loving God.

Nothing is wasted.


And so, we struggle... Read More »

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