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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lord, transform our lives…

Prayers and intercessions Blessed be God the Father. On this day of Lent he has given us the grace of offering the sacrifice of praise. Let us pray to him with confidence: – Lord, transform our lives by your divine … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Lent…

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The 7 Penitential Psalms

The Seven Penitential Psalms During times when we wish to express repentance and especially during Lent, it is customary to pray the seven penitential psalms.  The penitential designation of these psalms dates from the seventh century.  Prayerfully reciting these psalms … Continue reading

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Living Lent

Living the Christian Life  

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Woman at the well… John 4:5-42

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a … Continue reading

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Jesus: Rejected or our Chief Cornerstone?

“The Stone Which the builders rejected has become the Keystone of the structure.” –Matthew 21:42     How does Jesus rank in our lives?      

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The Lenten Journey Continues…

Living Lent well “Lent is the autumn of the spiritual life during which we gather fruit to keep us going for the rest of the year. Enrich yourselves with these treasures, which nobody can take away from you and which … Continue reading

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St Joseph

Today we are celebrating the feast of Saint Joseph: come, let us worship Christ the Lord   St Joseph Nothing is known of St Joseph except what is said of him in the Gospels. He was a carpenter; he accepted … Continue reading

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Lent & Love

 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your … Continue reading

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2nd Week of Lent

Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and … Continue reading

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