18th May 2021
Loosening the knots: Fortitude
Fortitude as a gift of the Holy Spirit is not an upgrade of a character trait in the one who receives it. It is the self-gift of presence from the one in whose constancy and faithfulness we find our hope.
8th May 2021
Loosening the knots: Counsel
Counsel finds its partner in discernment, and the way in which they combine to help us make good choices is a process that found concrete expression on the road to Emmaus, says Teresa White FCJ.
5th May 2021
Loosening the knots: Piety
As Pope Francis remarks, piety is not about going around with your eyes closed “to pose like a picture and pretend to be a saint.” Rather, piety is all about relationships.
1st May 2021
Loosening the knots: Fear of the Lord
Brian McClorry SJ finds that scripture and experience illustrate the transformative potential of an expectant awe that cuts through our certainties and welcomes us into mystery.
25th April 2021
Loosening the knots: Knowledge
‘In an age in which we are bombarded with information, opinion and argument, the Spirit’s gift of knowledge invites us into the deeper truth of Jesus Christ’, writes Thomas Flowers SJ.
19th April 2021
Loosening the knots: Wisdom
11&12 Nov: How might the gift of wisdom, which we hear about in our first readings, help us to untie the knot of responding to the ‘cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’?
1st June 2017
Le Vent de L’Esprit
The great feast that concludes the Easter season, Pentecost, can only be properly understood against the horizon of the Trinity, which we celebrate a week later, says Professor Peter Tyler.
1st June 2017
The touch of God
The imagery and language we use to express the presence and action of the Holy Spirit are always imperfect, often poetic and sometimes jarring.
21st May 2015
The Holy Spirit: God’s seal and pledge
In the gospel reading for the sixth Sunday of Easter on 17 May, we hear from John's Gospel about how the Holy Spirit will be our Advocate.
17th May 2013
Guided by the Spirit
‘The feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the mysterious movement of God in our lives through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.’ Sr Teresa White came across a useful analogy that can help us to contemplate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, which she reflects on ahead of Pentecost Sunday.
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