Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday, 11th April 2020 How then do we become like him in his death? By having been buried with him in baptism. But how does this burial take place?…First of all one must break with one’s life of the past…before beginning this second life, we must bring the first …

Good Friday

Good Friday, 10th April 2020 There’s been a series of programmes recently on the BBC iPlayer showing home movies from the Second World War, one largely of the conflict in and around Burma and two of Germany at war form 1939 onwards. All contain disturbing scenes of human suffering but …

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday, 9th April 2020 The NHS has been a powerful symbol of what service may mean to the point of death. As the current contagion passes over us, we see very clearly what matters in life. Those precious conversations with loved ones which may be the last; that last …

Palm Sunday

Pam Sunday, 5th April 2020 A few weeks ago, just before the Sunday Mass here, a mighty branch suddenly detached itself from the Yew tree opposite my bedroom window, falling vertically into the nuns’ car park: this was a stunning and disturbing sight – one moment there, and the next …