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Take and Eat

fr Peter brings out the rich symbolic meaning of the feeding of the five thousand.

by Peter H. Harries O.P.
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Liturgical Index

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Cycle: A - 25th May 2014: The Hope That is Within You

Leon Pereira O.P.

It would be odd if Catholics did not question their faith. The lack of intellectual curiosity would be a indication of the capital sin of sloth. We... more »

Cycle: A - 29th May 2011: People of Hope

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

Christians are people of hope. That is one of our distinguishing marks. Perhaps we don't normally think of ourselves like that. Others think... more »

Cycle: A - 27th April 2008: If You Really Love Me...

Rudolf Loewenstein O.P.

Imagine the scenario: an older brother or sister is desperately trying to get a recalcitrant toddler to co-operate. Maybe the toddler won't get up... more »

Cycle: A - 1st May 2005: With you in Spirit

Benjamin Earl O.P.

When we are not able to be there for some important occasion in the life of a friend or family member---a marriage, a baptism, a birthday or the... more »

Cycle: A - 5th May 2002: Wild and Wonderful

Euan Marley O.P.

I was once visiting a friend who was a day patient in a hospital waiting for a scan. As it turned out, the scan was to reveal the lung cancer that... more »

Cycle: B - 13th May 2012: Don't Keep Your Distance

Benedict Jonak O.P.

Same say that public speaking is an art of keeping a distance from one’s listeners. A good orator, like a trained fencer, is able to close the... more »

Cycle: B - 17th May 2009: God is Love

Fergus Kerr O.P.

'God is love' (1 John 4.8): this verse must be the most quoted in the New Testament. Pope Benedict XVI took it as the theme of his first encyclical,... more »

Cycle: B - 21st May 2006: God has no Favourites

Anthony Axe O.P.

In this week's reading from the Acts of the Apostles we see how the Good News has spread from its origin in Jerusalem and has now reached the coast... more »

Cycle: B - 25th May 2003: Failing and Succeeding in Love

John Orme Mills O.P.

Today's gospel reading is an excerpt from what St John tells us that Jesus said to his disciples just before he went out into the night to be... more »

Cycle: C - 5th May 2013: Home Making

Dominic Ryan O.P.

Home means different things to different people. For some people, home is just a place where we sleep. It provides a safe haven from the world and... more »

Cycle: C - 9th May 2010: The Gift Within

John Farrell O.P.

Today's readings relate to the past, the present and the future of Christ's people. The first reading gives us the moment in the earliest days of he... more »

Cycle: C - 13th May 2007: Till We Have Built Jerusalem

Denis Minns O.P.

It is a commonplace that most of those who were first attracted to Christianity were from the lower ranks of their society. 'Consider your own call',... more »

Cycle: C - 16th May 2004: God makes a home in us

Robert Eccles O.P.

Father Vincent McNabb has been dead for sixty years, but some of his sayings are still remembered. To his Dominican brethren he once said:Our priory... more »

Cycle: C - 20th May 2001: A Homely God

Peter Clarke O.P.

Many's the time I've been asked to bless a newly-built house. The query 'Do I have to be present at the blessing?' comes as a surprise. It would seem... more »