Jack Mahoney suggests ways in which the magi, who were full of hope even though their own journey to the crib was long and uncertain, can inspire our prayer.
Belief in the Second Coming of Christ is often radicalised and even distorted in popular discourse, and as such may not be a strong tenet of faith for many Catholics. Sr Cathy Jones asks if there is a place for belief in 'the rapture' in the Catholic consciousness.
How do our Advent hymns and the context in which we sing them both reflect and shape the character of the season?
Michael Paul Gallagher SJ offers an imaginary monologue in the voice of Chesterton that adapts his phrases and ideas, and tries to capture aspects of his vision which can help us revive our language of religious wonder.
‘In Advent we practise listening for Him, so that we will learn to listen to Him.’ How do the Advent scriptures invite us to attentiveness?
Peter Edmonds SJ looks at each gospel writer's portrayal of John the Baptist.
During Advent, we begin to contemplate how we respond in our daily lives to God’s gift of himself to the world. How, why and what do we give?
'Our Advent hope is assured and joyful, because Christ longs to be one with us.' Dominic Robinson SJ offers a reflection on the season of Advent in light of Pope Benedict's first Encyclical, 'Deus Caritas est'.
The livesimply project challenges us anew to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poorest members of our global community, explains Christine Allen. Why is a concern for those in the midst of poverty so central to Catholic teaching?
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