Category: Inspiration

Sunday 23 February 2020: Reflection on the Gospel-7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A (Matthew 5:38-48)

Today’s gospel is a continuation of the Matthean Jesus’ teaching on the sort of righteousness, the right relationship and justice, to which his followers are called in their living of the Law. The Law of Moses included a law of retaliation designed to make punishment for wrongdoing to persons or property proportionate to the offence…
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Sunday 16 February 2020: Reflection on the Gospel-6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A (Matthew 5:17-37)

By Veronica Lawson, RSM We sometimes forget that Jesus was a faithful Jew who observed the Law handed down within Israel from generation to generation. Today’s gospel is from Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus, the faithful Jewish teacher, addresses his Jewish disciples and the Jewish crowds who gather to hear his words.…
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Sunday 9 February 2020: Reflection on the Gospel-5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A (Matthew 5:13-16)

By Veronica Lawson, RSM In today’s gospel, Jesus addresses two short parables to his disciples in the presence of the crowds. The crowds as well as the disciples hear what he has to say. Parables were intended to tease their hearers, inviting them to see things differently or from a new perspective, to see themselves…
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February 2, 2020: Reflection on the Gospel-Presentation in the Temple Year A (Luke 2:22-40)

Veronica Lawson, RSM This year the Feast of the Presentation falls on a Sunday and takes precedence over the celebration of the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We might ask why this feast is of such importance in the liturgical calendar. Between the story of Jesus’ birth and the beginning of his ministry, Luke inserts…
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Reflection for Sunday 26 January, 2019

Reflection on the Gospel-3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A (Matthew 4:12-23) -Veronica Lawson RSM Most of the gospel readings this year will be from the gospel of Matthew. As with any story, it is probably best to read Matthew’s story of Jesus from beginning to end over a few days, entering into the drama…
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Reflection for Sunday, 19th of January 2019

Reflection on the Gospel-2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A (John 1:29-34)           -Veronica Lawson RSM To provide a reference for someone is a serious responsibility as well as a privilege because, more often than not, a good deal depends on the testimony provided in the reference. John the Baptist took it upon himself to…
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Reflection for Sunday, 12 January 2020 on the Baptism of Jesus

Reflection on the Gospel-Baptism of Jesus Year A(Matthew 3:13-17) -Veronica Lawson RSM According to the Church calendar, today’s celebration of the Baptism of Jesus marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. In many cultures, this feast coincides with the end of the Christmas break, the return to work and…
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Reflection for January 5, 2020

Feast of the Epiphany Year C (Matthew 2:1-12) By Veronica Lawson, RSM. The ancient feast of the Epiphany reminds us that the whole universe is in God and that God is in us. It celebrates the presence of God who is revealed to us in wondrous ways: in creation; in our dreams; in our day…
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Mercy to Earth Weekend – April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

  Mercy to Earth Weekend 2017 Both the celebration of Mercy Sunday and Earth Day are the on same weekend in 2017, and to celebrate, the #Mercy2Earth Weekend is a global campaign to encourage Catholics to reflect on Pope Francis’ important “Mercy to Earth” message and put it into action. This weekend in partnership with…
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Generation Yes Launched

  Imagine a world that manages to escape the worst of climate change. Generation Yes wants to develop a thriving Australia that has played its part in changing climate change all without taking a hit to the economy which provides us the quality of life we are fortunate enough to enjoy. Generation Yes is a…
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