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St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 236
God works and labours on my behalf in all created things  St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 236  Image: autumn leaves and blue sky
Monday morning’s mist reminds us that autumn is on its way, “The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, as John Keats once wrote. So we leave one season behind to enter another, and of course autumn will be followed by winter! There will be...
Wheat bales in a field at sunset
I rang a parishioner to offer to bring her communion and her delight was uplifting. I found myself getting very excited as I drove to her house at the appointed time and when I arrived she was there at her open door. Her smile as wide as her arms...
a house
When I went back to church, I felt the absence of the sign of peace again. However, I have noticed in the last couple of weeks that the congregation have decided to take their own measures. The priest no longer says the words which prompt the...
A woman in church
Pope Francis – Laudato Si’
An integral ecology is also made up of simple, daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness.  Pope Francis – Laudato Si’  Image: a person opening a resuable bottle
Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ
And for all this, nature is never spent;     There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went     Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs -   Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ Image: morning lihjt
St Thomas Aquinas
Nature is nothing other than a certain kind of art, namely God’s art, impressed upon things… St Thomas Aquinas  Image: a beautiful leaf
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, 53 | Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross |
What am I doing for Christ?  St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, 53 Cross in mountains
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