Light in the Lockdown

The final ‘O’ Antiphon for Advent seeks the light of Christ even (especially) during lockdown. O Morning star, radiance of eternal light, sun of justice, come and enlighten those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death. With an early lockdown, the five day window of relaxation at Christmas has been removed, andContinue reading “Light in the Lockdown”

An everyday, effortless verse?

What did she think along the way, as she walked to the hill country of Judah? Mary is the first Christian pilgrim, journeying with the growing presence of Jesus, and today’s gospel reading at Mass stirs us to poetry and song, and an “everyday, effortless verse.” “And I was travelling, lightly, barefoot / over bedrock,Continue reading “An everyday, effortless verse?”