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    Reflection on the 6th Station of the Cross

    Whenever I pray the Stations of the Cross, and at the 6th station in particular, I always feel a sense of gratitude and thanksgiving to Saint Veronica. She handed her veil to Christ as he carried his cross up Calvary to his passion and death.

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    Lenten journey is coming to an end

    Fr Bill Morton SSC
    Our Lenten journey is coming to an end. Our feet are being washed, we are sharing the bread, we are walking with our weary Lord the bloody steps to Calvary. Did we really shout “Crucify Him!” We did. And our sins are laid bare. By His stripes we are healed. By His wounds we are made whole. By His dying we are reborn.

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    REFLECTION: Ash Wednesday – Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

    Scott Wright
    Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent and prepares us for Easter by calling us to a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

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    The Experience That Changed My Life

    Emmanuel Trocino, a Columban seminarian from the Philippines, writes about his experiences of life and faith in Peru, his first missionary assignment in another country.

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    REPORT ON PILGRIMAGE TO CORNWALL SEPTEMBER 21ST -24TH 2015

    There appears to be good evidence to suggest that Columban and his companions would have traveled through Cornwall on their journey to Brittany.

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    A Chapter In My Life

    On Wednesday 7th January 2015, Jason Antiquiera was ordained as a Columban missionary priest.  His journey of discernment and preparation began in 2002 and, below, he writes in 2010 of a significant moment on the road.

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    Sing and Share New Columban Hymn

    2015 marks the 1400 anniversary of the death of St Columban, the patron of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. To mark this anniversary a new hymn has been composed 

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    1400th anniversary of Saint Columban’s death

    Last Sunday, Cardinal Seán Brady, retired archbishop of Armagh, Ireland, was the Principal Celebrant at Mass at the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, marking the 1400th anniversary of the death of Saint Columbanus.

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    Pentecost and the World Cup

    As the World Cup begins and with the feast of Pentecost still fresh in our hearts and minds, Fr. Tom O’Reilly compares the heightened interest among supporters in the fortunes of their country to the first Pentecost.

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    Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church

    Brian Davies, Birmingham J&P writes: The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium, Nov.2013) is presented as an ‘Apostolic Exhortation’ arising from the October 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation.