22nd December 2020
All about Christmas Eve
On 6 June, feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, our first reading is about Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. What links Eve and Mary in their mother-daughter relationship?
20th December 2020
Painted spaces: Art for a Covid-Advent. 3. 'The Visitation' by Charles Mahoney
In a hidden corner of an Oxford college, James Hanvey SJ finds himself in a space that is at once enclosed and unlimited, and tells the whole history of salvation.
26th March 2020
England, Our Lady’s Dowry
If the rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry calls us to re-imagine and better understand gratitude and our desire for communion, then it can be an unexpected gift.
13th August 2019
Reflections on the Assumption
James Hanvey contemplates Botticini’s ‘The Assumption of the Virgin’ and finds that it not only captures the mystery of the Assumption, but also illuminates the truth contained within this great feast.
16th April 2019
Stations of the Cross: 4. Jesus meets his mother
The scene that at the beginning of the procession towards the cross is acrid and chaotic – no place for a tender embrace between mother and son.
24th March 2017
Between doctrine and discipleship: reflections on the Annunciation
2 Feb: Gerry J. Hughes SJ's reflections on a painting of the Annunciation contain insights about the feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
4th November 2016
Enfolded in mercy
Teresa White FCJ reflects on how Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins articulated the way in which Mary’s own merciful gaze falls upon us.
7th September 2016
Mary, our Mother
For the Feast of the Birthday of Our Lady, Fr Harry Elias SJ encourages us to spend some time with the Mary whom we meet in the gospels: a true disciple, a model of faith and our Mother in the Church.
1st April 2016
The Purple Thread, the Virgin’s Ear and the Book of the Annunciation
Dorian Llywelyn SJ surveys the history of artistic representations of the Annunciation. How are developments in theology and devotion reflected in these depictions?
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