Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Before watching the latest episode of Endeavour yesterday afternoon, (we) watched a few moments of the Winter Olympics.  And there can be few things more satisfying for a sports fan that to see their team perform well and even win an Olympic medal.  But it’s a different matter altogether when the team performs poorly or […]

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Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

You may have read about the young woman who wrote to Mother Teresa asking whether she could join the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta.  Mother Teresa told her: “Stay where you are, find your own Calcutta.  Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely, right there where you are—in your home and in your family, […]

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First Sunday of Lent

There’s no doubt about it, Lent strikes a chord and touches something deep down in all our hearts, as it presents us with the challenge to reject sin and to be faithful to the God of love.  Fasting, prayer and almsgiving have traditionally been the central elements of Lent for the Christian.  These are the […]

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Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Imagine if a doctor set up a clinic in Lymington to treat a particularly elusive form of cancer.  Wouldn’t it be a shame if the people who had this specific illness didn’t know they were affected and so never took advantage of the help that was just around the corner?  Maybe they saw a few […]

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Friday after Ash Wednesday

You may have seen the classic children’s film ‘Mary Poppins’.  There’s a scene in the film in which Mary Poppins uses a measuring tape on herself.  But rather than feet or inches, the tape reads, “Practically perfect in every way.”  And it tells us a lot about Mary Poppins’ personality. In today’s first reading, we […]

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday

In the first reading we hear how the Israelites are just about to enter the Promised Land.  Forty years of waiting and wandering in the desert has finally come to an end, and Moses began preparing the people for the next phase of their history: the time when God would fulfil his promise to bring […]

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