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The Church's Healing Touch?

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Liturgical Index

Second Sunday of Lent

Cycle: A - 16th March 2014: Down from the Mountain

Simon Francis Gaine O.P.

Today’s Gospel has more than one thing to say to us about Lent. We can easily think Lent is just about ourselves, putting ourselves in order,... more »

Cycle: A - 20th March 2011: Not a Time for Glory?

Benjamin Earl O.P.

Every year on this second Sunday of Lent we hear one of the accounts of the Transfiguration of Christ: the glory of the Lord is revealed, and... more »

Cycle: A - 17th February 2008: A Revelation on the Mountain

Leo Edgar O.P.

When Sir Edmund Hilary died recently, the writers of his obituary concentrated, in the main and understandably, on his remarkable achievement as the... more »

Cycle: A - 20th February 2005: Growing into the Light

John Orme Mills O.P.

For a long time the Gospel for the second Sunday of Lent has been the story of Christ's Transfiguration. Why, though, are we being reminded of the... more »

Cycle: A - 24th February 2002: Abraham and the Transfiguration

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

Each year the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus comes as the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent, taken in turn from each of the first three... more »

Cycle: B - 4th March 2012: The Three Peaks Challenge

Lawrence Lew O.P.

Mountaineering is a transcendent experience. On a human level, we transcend the limitation of our fears, and discover the tenacity of the human... more »

Cycle: B - 8th March 2009: Not to Dazzle but to Die

John Kenrick O.P.

Our readiness to make sacrifices for those we claim to love is a good indicator of the true extent of that love. A sacrifice can take many forms;... more »

Cycle: B - 12th March 2006: Only Jesus

Columba Ryan O.P.

In Mark's Gospel we reach a turning point when Jesus went with his disciples to Caesarea Philippi. It is there that Peter professed his belief that... more »

Cycle: C - 24th February 2013: Expectant Glory

Benedict Jonak O.P.

What we expect to hear in Lent are lessons on fasting, prayer, alms-giving and perhaps the corporal works of mercy. This Sunday however, as many have... more »

Cycle: C - 28th February 2010: The Last Word

Aidan Nichols O.P.

Today's Gospel is the story of the Transfiguration, a very untypical example of a Lenten Gospel even if it has occupied this place in the worship of... more »

Cycle: C - 4th March 2007: A Glimpse of What Lies Ahead

Michael Platts O.P.

It was a about a week since Jesus has first told his disciples that he was destined to suffer, to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and... more »

Cycle: C - 7th March 2004: Citizens of Heaven

David Goodill O.P.

My habitual mood of humiliation, self-doubt, forlorn depression, fell damp on the embers of my decaying ire. All said that I was wicked and perhaps I... more »

Cycle: C - 11th March 2001: Our Commonwealth is in Heaven

Simon Francis Gaine O.P.

'Our commonwealth is in heaven', writes St Paul to the church at Philippi in our second reading. How much the word commonwealth must have meant to... more »