St Francis of Assisi – Part 3 – The Hermit

St Francis of Assisi – Part 3 – The Hermit

After the party when St Francis had a brief mystical experience, he began to visit churches and places of solitude where he could prayer. Firstly he went with a friend, and then on his own. He was tempted to believe that all his exertions were a waste of time. Then...

Mourning for My Maker

Mourning for My Maker

My family used to spend their summer holidays in our little cottage on the Yorkshire moors just below the mighty Ingleborough, which was the nearest thing I had ever seen to a mountain.

St Francis of Assisi – Part 2 – The Soldier

St Francis of Assisi – Part 2 – The Soldier

Pietro Bernadone, the father of St Francis, was proud of his son’s business skills.  He was proud too that he was  popular with his peers. He looked on with admiration to see the sons of the local aristocracy vying for his friendship and favour along with the other...

The Explosion of Love Unlimited

The Explosion of Love Unlimited

Although Jesus was full of love and could communicate it to others whilst He was on earth, God’s plan was initially limited. In other words, in entering into a world of space and time, Jesus was necessarily limited by the laws of space and time. To put it simply, he...

Brother John

Brother John

Brother John was a man with the best of intentions but a terrible temper that made him impossible to live with. He decided to go into the desert and find a monastery where he could come to terms with his affliction.

Lessons Learnt at Home

Lessons Learnt at Home

My mother taught me to say my Morning Offering the moment I woke up in the morning. But above all she showed me how to put it into practice by her own example.

Busy About Many Things

Busy About Many Things

My mother’s death happened so quickly and was so unexpected that I had difficulty coming to terms with it at the time. Everything seemed so unreal. I just didn’t feel anything

A Reflection on the Resurrection

A Reflection on the Resurrection

The Resurrection, means that Jesus has been swept up out of the world of space and time in which he’d lived before, not to leave us alone, but to be closer to us than ever before, and as he promised ‘even to the end of time.’

I Remember, I Remember!

I Remember, I Remember!

‘I remember, I remember the house where I was born, the little window where the sun came peeping in at dawn’. (Thomas Hood – 1826) I remember the bomb that smashed that window into pieces and spread them over my bed and all over the bedroom floor. I remember...

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