Monthly Archives: October 2016

23 10, 2016

King of All Nations

2019-10-16T14:00:50+00:00October 23rd, 2016|

When Christ the King was brought before Pontius Pilate, the Romans were running a European superstate which they called their ‘Empire’. Roman laws and Roman taxes were enforced by a well-organised network of local administrators, backed up by a powerful military and political machine. For Pontius Pilate, the administrator of Judea, ‘kingship’ meant simply the sort of power you wield [...]

15 10, 2016

Guardian Angel

2019-10-16T14:00:50+00:00October 15th, 2016|

MY oldest friend, mine from the hour     When first I drew my breath; My faithful friend, that shall be mine,     Unfailing, till my death;   Thou hast been ever at my side;     My Maker to thy trust Consign'd my soul, what time He framed     The infant child of dust.   No beating heart in holy prayer,     [...]

7 10, 2016

My Day

2019-10-16T14:00:50+00:00October 7th, 2016|

John Henry Newman referred to the day on which he became a  Catholic, 9th October 1845, as simply, “my day”. In his early evangelical days he thought that the Church of Rome had added to the original deposit of faith. “Now I come to two other works, which produced a deep impression on me in the same Autumn of 1816, when [...]

1 10, 2016

Tough Love

2019-10-16T14:00:50+00:00October 1st, 2016|

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (1873-1897) is one of the sweetest and toughest of God's Saints. This hyper-sensitive and resilient young woman has a lot to teach us about the value of suffering: that if we willingly accept our suffering and offer it up to God, His grace will turn it into something salvific, both for ourselves and for [...]