Revered throughout Europe and a spiritual master known as ‘doctor mellifluous’, St Bernard is widely quoted by many theologians and great writers in human history.
If you recognise the voice of Christ calling you to bring His compassion to others who are lost in the world, heed it. Christ calls you by name. Follow that Apostolic call.
Food and drink are the most basic things and yet in this sacrifice they hold all the value and meaning of the world. Why is this gift so precious to us?
On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we are reminded that Christianity is fundamentally not just about following a set of rules or abstract philosophy, even though we do include these things.
Faith in the indwelling Spirit of God provides hope, reminding us that our existence has purpose and is sustained by the Creator’s breath.
In the Ascension of Jesus Christ, humanity has been lifted higher than the angels. It is hard to accept this, because the reality of our lives is very carnal, very mortal. It is an abstract idea which seems far removed…