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The Word Is Life

Well Wounded

This year, the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola has an extra sparkle. Not only is today Ignatius Day for Jesuits around the world, it also comes nestled within the Ignatian Year. Five centuries ago, while fighting willfully a hopeless battle on the ramparts of Pamplona, Ignatius fell seriously wounded. The wound was to save…

ST. MARTHA

The women of the gospels are significant to us in so many ways. They are models of faith and discernment, and they give us a glimpse into the community of Jesus. Martha is an example and she is a significant figure for all believers. Martha and Mary are sisters. They have their own relationship and…

APOSTLE TO THE APOSTLES – AND TO US!

We can hardly be surprised that with so many women named Mary in the New Testament there is a little confusion around which event refers to which Mary. Add a number of accounts of un-named women and the confusion only grows. There is, of course, Mary the Mother of Jesus. There is also Mary of…

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY – PRACTICAL ADVICE

When it comes to our relationship with the Blessed Mother, it is valuable for our own prayer life to see how the liturgical celebration of the Immaculate Heart has been presented to us, and to see how the changes over the years can help us to deepen our prayer life. 1.       Born from the Scriptures. Devotion…