23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Gospel Reflection
Sunday, 06 September 2020
Loving Correction We have reached a section of Matthew’s Gospel which deals with practical moral issues that occur in our lives.   Today’s reading (Matt18:15-20) is about the delicate matter of...
Gospel Reflection 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Saturday, 15 August 2020
In Times of Darkness In today’s Gospel (Matt 15:21-28) a troubled mother pleads with Jesus to cure her tormented daughter.  We are surprised to read that he answered her not...
Greetings on the Feast of St Clare
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Greetings and blessings on the Feast of St Clare! Clare was an inspirational woman and continues to inspire many today. We send good wishes to the Poor Clare's and Capuchin...
Gospel Reflection – 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
Sunday, 02 August 2020
Loneliness, Hunger of the Heart Today’s Gospel (Matt 14:13-21) throws light on loneliness which is another name for the hunger of the heart.  A popular film years ago was called...
Gospel Reflection for the 16th Sunday in OT, Year A
Saturday, 18 July 2020
Taskforce of the Kingdom The mission of Jesus was to establish the rule of God, the kingdom of God, on earth.  The taskforce for the continuation of his mission would...
Gospel Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Do Not Be Afraid
Saturday, 20 June 2020
Be not Afraid Once upon a time … not too long ago … it took courage of a sort not to go to church in holy Ireland.  People who did...
Gospel Reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter- Ascension Sunday
Sunday, 24 May 2020
The Ascension of the Lord Some of the doors that have kept people locked in have been opened in recent days.  But there is still a long wait until all...
Gospel Reflection for the 5th Sunday 2020
Sunday, 10 May 2020
The Way, the Truth and the Life Many of us are disappointed that very few of the restrictions on our movements have been lifted.  Return to any normality will take...
‘Cocoon’ by Brother Richard Hendrick OFM Cap.
Friday, 08 May 2020
Cocoon Do not expect cocooning To be easy. It is not a time of rest But of rebirth. They used to think That the Caterpillar Merely slept there, Awaiting the...
A Vocation’s Sunday Message from Brother Richard – Vocation Director
Saturday, 02 May 2020
Discerning a Vocation in a time of Lockdown The path of finding one’s vocation in life, a path traditionally known as discernment, would usually include a lot of travelling. The...
Gospel Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sunday, 26 April 2020
Our Companion on the Road How are you coping with the restrictions at this difficult time?  Many people are heroic in caring for the sick. Neighbourliness has returned.  But there...
Easter Sunday Gospel Reflection
Friday, 10 April 2020
Christ is Risen I like the story about an ageing flower-lady with an outdoor stall.  Her clothes were old and shabby, her face weather-beaten and wrinkled. A regular customer asked...