Our Lenten anticipation now gives way to our celebration of the resurrection of Christ, which 'is not something that we can master; it is only something we can receive'.
We tend to think of Holy Saturday as a day ‘in between’ Good Friday and Easter Sunday, without any particular significance of its own. But this could not be further from the truth, says James Hanvey SJ. It is a day that resists all of our attempts to understand it, but nonetheless we must ‘live in the realities of Holy Saturday’.
Through Mary we receive and understand the grace of God in a special way - 'we see the truth of God's promises fulfilled'. How can we be attentive to this all year round?
Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 film Super Size Me does showcase the sin of gluttony, argues James Hanvey SJ, but not necessarily on the part of the consumer.
Theologian James Hanvey SJ offers a powerful critique of our current social and economic climate as he explores the meaning and potential of the Big Society from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching.
'What Ignatius gives us is not a theory, but a theology that is lived and experienced.' James Hanvey exposes the theological vision manifested in the Spiritual Exercises and in Ignatius's life.
‘The name we give to God, The Trinity, marks the depth and height of the Christian knowledge and experience of who God is.’ James Hanvey SJ considers how we might begin to think and speak about the loving relationship between Father, Son and Spirit into which we ourselves are welcomed
James Hanvey SJ invites us to enter into the mystery and strangeness of the Resurrection to recognise God's love coming to meet us in the person of the Risen Christ.
Anyone who has ever watched someone they love suffer can relate to the Virgin of Sorrows. It is not only that the sacred has been made real, but the reality of our own lives has been made present.
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