Triumphal Entry

“Then they brought the colt to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on it, they set Jesus on it.  As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.. and the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they... Continue Reading →

Anointed

“Jesus was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, sitting at the table, and a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head.” Meditating on Mark 14:3-9, we are present with Jesus as he prepares for... Continue Reading →

Transfiguration

While he was still speaking, suddenly, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’ As we are nearing Lent, this week’s meditation is on Matthew 17:1-8, when Jesus and his closest friends go on a long... Continue Reading →

Hiccup!

Hello Friends, The interior workings of the www and all things IT are really, truly not my bag... I'm just happy that somehow they magically work! This week there was a flaw in the magic, and for some reason when Monday's scheduled post went live, you who subscribe were not notified by email as per... Continue Reading →

My Followers

“Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.” Peter has newly confessed... Continue Reading →

Cleansing the Temple

“In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords he drove all of them out of the temple.” Carrying on our meditation in John 2, we see Jesus make this dramatic gesture in the temple, driving out those who are looking... Continue Reading →

Water to Wine

“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there…. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’” Meditating on John 2:1-11, we are present at the first public miracle that Jesus performed. A celebration, family dynamics, and... Continue Reading →

Baptism

“As soon as Jesus was baptised, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.” My Friends! Welcome to the return of Contemplative at Home. I’m very excited to be sharing this first-of-many recording with you.... Continue Reading →

Christmas

 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7 Dear Friends, This mini-episode is a tiny gift to you from Contemplative at Home, just a brief ten-minute prayer for Christmas Eve... Continue Reading →

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14 NRSV Reading and praying through The Ignatian Adventure by Kevin O'Brien recently, I was struck by the concept that "God saves us in the detail of our lives." In today's reflection, the final of our four on Christmas in Ordinary Time, we have time to 'take stock,' to... Continue Reading →

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