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Meditations - Father John Flader

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Meditations - Father John Flader

    Living Lent with generosity

    Living Lent with generosity

    Living Lent with generosity The word Lent comes from the ancient word Lencten, meaning springtime. If we live Lent well we have a true springtime, with new growth in our spiritual life. In this meditation we consider how: In Lent we accompany Jesus in his forty days of prayer and fasting in the desert. We respond […]

    The Church is one

    The Church is one

    In the Nicene Creed we profess our belief that the Church is one, holy, catholic and apostolic. In this meditation we pray about the first of these four “marks of the Church”, its unity. We consider that: Christ founded only one Church He prayed in the Last Supper for the unity of the Church The […]

    St Joseph’s docility to the will of God

    St Joseph’s docility to the will of God

    One of St Joseph’s remarkable qualities was his docility to the will of God. In this meditation we consider: How St Joseph responded to God’s will in various moments Comments of Pope Francis, St Josemaria Escriva and St John Chrysostom on St Joseph’s docility How we come to know the will of God in our […]

    St Joseph and the difficulties of life

    St Joseph and the difficulties of life

      We all face difficulties in life: sickness and pain, the loss of loved ones, problems in work and in relationships, financial worries, temptations to sin, etc. Our tendency is to complain about them and thus lose their great value. In this meditation we consider how:  St Joseph faced many difficulties St Josemaria Escriva dealt […]

    John the Baptist, Precursor of Christ

    John the Baptist, Precursor of Christ

    In the lead-up to Christmas, the liturgy reminds us repeatedly of the important role of St John the Baptist, the precursor of Jesus in preparing the people to receive him. In this meditation we consider: The similarities between the annunciations by the archangel Gabriel to Zechariah and Mary  of the birth of a child The […]

    Journey to Bethlehem

    Journey to Bethlehem

              In this season of Advent we accompany Our Lady and St Joseph as they make their way from Nazareth to Bethlehem. In this meditation we learn from the many aspects of their journey and from their preparations for Jesus’ birth in the stable in Bethlehem how we can live Advent […]

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