22nd February 2022
Hope and the Nearness of God
Teresa White, in this book for Lent 2022, encourages us to cultivate hope in our troubled times.
29th March 2021
Paradox and Passion
How can a cross, which signifies suffering and disgrace, be a symbol of hope? Teresa White finds ways in which we can see the light of the resurrection amid the darkness of the crucifixion.
26th February 2020
Three pilgrim routes to Easter
Peter Edmonds SJ plots the different routes that we might take on our journey to Easter during this Year of the Word. How does The God Who Speaks invite us to encounter him through scripture this Lent?
11th April 2017
Walking through the wilderness
The celebration of the mystery of Jesus passing from death to new life, marks the completion of the journey of the Christian community through the wilderness of Lent to the promised land of Easter.
7th April 2017
Six days before the Passover
The gospel reading for the Monday of Holy Week is John 12: 1-11, which tells of Jesus’s visit to the home of Mary and Martha, and their brother Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
29th March 2017
The devil in the desert
Jesus met Satan in the desert – what if the devil still waits there for us, and has tricked us into valuing ‘the absence and separation and aridity’ of the place where he dwells?
20th March 2017
'The thousand forms that move': Alice Oswald as a poet of Lent
Traditional Lenten concerns of conversion, renewal, and watching and waiting all find new expression in Alice Oswald's poems, which entice us to see and contemplate change.
14th March 2017
‘Who is this coming up from the wilderness?’
What kind of fear is at work in the third reading (Exodus 14:15-15:1), which tells of the crossing of the Red Sea?
8th March 2017
Desertification as a spiritual challenge
Jaime Tatay SJ uses Ignatian ideas to show that the desertification of the natural world should challenge us ‘to shape more enlightened and responsible ways of thinking, feeling and behaving’.
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