Theology and Scripture

As we leave the season of Advent and step into the celebration of Christmas, we are given a liturgy filled with promise and hope. In his Gospel, St Luke shows how salvation dawns through the meeting of two women. The Father’s promise for humanity is...
Mary and Elizabeth - a early modern tapestry in blues and reds.
This week, ‘Gaudete Sunday’, we are called to rejoice, for the coming of the Lord is near. At the same time, we are invited to live out our preparation in the details of our daily lives. The First Reading from Zephaniah is a joyful exultation,...
Icon of John the Baptist
The beginning of the Church’s New Year, the Season of Advent, is a good time to look back as well as forward. We begin our prayer in the present moment with God, but we are not the same people as we were a year ago. Our journey of life with God has...
A straight path across grassland with stars above
On this first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded that we are waiting for the Lord’s coming not only at Christmas and at the End of Time, but also in our hearts. Many centuries before the birth of Christ, the prophet Jeremiah reassures the people that...
A single candle
The last Sunday of the Church’s year is celebrated as the Feast of Jesus Christ, the Universal King. We celebrate the resurrection victory of Jesus over suffering and death, a moment in historical time that has everlasting meaning, and look forward...
Painting of Pilate and Christ
As the Church’s year draws to a close, the Gospel and First Reading in particular are full of vivid imagery of the ‘End Times’. These texts were written to offer solace and encouragement to people facing temporal and spiritual crisis in very...
A wild fig tree at dusk
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