Category: Saint John Paul II

The Magnificat in a Eucharistic Key

Saint John Paul II “Blessed is she who believed” (Luke 1:45). Mary also anticipated, in the mystery of the incarnation, the Church’s Eucharistic faith. When,...

Divine Mercy and the Monastic Vocation

Disclaimer: The series of letters entitled “Correspondence on the Monastic Vocation”, while based on the real questions of a number of men in various places...

Saint John Paul II on Silence

Again and again, I return to Pope Saint John Paul II’s magnificent Apostolic Letter  2 May 1995, Orientale Lumen. When it was promulgated twenty–three years...

Quoniam in aeternum misericordia eius

His Lordship, Dr Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, opens the Door of Mercy in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, on the Fourth Sunday...

Mary shares the Church’s burden

Mary shares our human condition, but in complete openness to the grace of God. Not having known sin, she is able to have compassion on...