Mary’s Silence

In today's world we live in a noisy society, surrounded by distractions. Life for many of us moves at a very fast pace. Simply observe the number of people in…

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Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi

Introduction St. Francis of Assisi has been the subject of many biographies. One of my own personal favourites is the one written by the English writer and convert, G. K.…

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Discombobulation Part Two

St. Anthony and Contemplation in a Changing World “God is in your heart, your heart is in your eye, your eye is in you.” As St. Paul says: In Him…

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Discombobulation Part One

St. Anthony and Contemplation in a Changing World “We are assailed by doubts, and weighed down by uncertainties – release our hearts, to journey towards you with hope.”I wonder if…

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The Witness of Making a Visit

When I was growing up in Dublin the pious practice of ‘making a visit’ was still quite popular amongst the older generation. As one walked by a Catholic church, one…

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St. Clare of Assisi

"They say that we are too poor but can a heart which possesses the infinite God be truly called poor?... St. Clare of AssisiToday, August 11th, is the Feast Day…

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