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Grace and Perseverance

“This imaginary baptism, the immersion in purity, the elevation of my being above the filth in which I had been mired and, overnight, this sense

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Why Are Dust and Ashes Proud?

“Why are dust and ashes proud? Even during life man’s body decays … a king today – tomorrow he is dead,” writes Sirach (Sirach 10:9).

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Rethinking Lent This Year

Growing up, all I knew about Lent was that it meant giving up something. For me, that usually meant chocolate, or if I was feeling

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To Have and to Hold

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hold baby Jesus in your arms? Imagine the joy Simeon felt at the Presentation in

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Two More Things To Do This Lent

Several years ago when I was at university, the chaplain suggested we consider taking something up, rather than giving something up, for Lent. No, he

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