What depression has taught me: praying for others is a very practical work of mercy

With few prayerful thoughts to call my own, I have relied on the piety of others As regular readers may remember, I have been suffering with depression since the summer. My last blog on the topic, I’m told, came across more “worryingly bleak” than “winningly chipper in the face of adversity”. That wasn’t really the… Continue reading What depression has taught me: praying for others is a very practical work of mercy

A warning from Pope Francis – 'It always strikes us'

The season of Advent is a reminder to us to open our horizons and have concern for more than just material things, the Pope said Sunday during his Angelus address. Advent is an invitation “to sobriety, to not be dominated by the things of this world, to material reality, but rather to govern them,” Pope… Continue reading A warning from Pope Francis – 'It always strikes us'

Who Needs Advent? I do!

Jesus Christ is not just a memory to the Christian with living faith. He is alive in our midst and living His Life in and through His Body, the Church, of which we are members. The redemptive mission of the Lord Jesus continues until He returns. As Christians, we are invited into the heart of… Continue reading Who Needs Advent? I do!