Wednesday 12 May 2021, Easter Feria.

by SBVM

Here is today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to […]

Monday 10 May 2021, Easter Feria.

by SBVM

From today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘But when the Counsellor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me …’ A remarkable Carmelite poet, Sr Miriam of the Holy Spirit, also known as Jessica Powers, wrote: ‘To live with […]

9 May 2021, Sixth Sunday of Easter.

by SBVM

Here is today’s New Testament reading, from 1 John: ‘Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God […]

Saturday 8 May 2021, Easter Feria.

by SBVM

Since a Saturday is a day on which we traditionally remember our Blessed Lady, here are some words of Julian of Norwich regarding her: ‘Our Lord God shewed our Lady Saint Mary in the same time: that is to say, the high Wisdom and Truth she had in beholding of her Maker so great, so […]

Friday 7 May 2021, Easter Feria.

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Here is today’s Gospel, continuing St John chapter 15: ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for […]

Thursday 6 May 2021, Easter Feria.

by SBVM

‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love’. The import of these words, from today’s Gospel, is easily missed. The love of the Father for the Son is total; and it is no less for us. The text is one we sing on the Feast of the Sacred […]

Wednesday 5 May 2021, Easter Feria.

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Here is today’s Gospel, from St John: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to […]

Monday 3 May 2021, Saints Philip and James, Apostles.

by SBVM

‘Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father”’. Jesus is the One who shows us the Father, and the total love of […]