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Reflections

Passionists UK Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Having the courage to let go of my ideas, prejudices and perceived control - and become more compassionate - is where my humanity likes to engage in a tug-of-war.

Passionists UK Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

If we want to be involved in society, if we want to form community, we have a duty to notice what is happening on the structural scale, not just the personal.

Passionists UK Becoming aware of the goodness around us

Becoming aware of the goodness around us

At times it seems we are pre-disposed to focus on faults in the world, rather than all the goodness that is there.

Passionists UK The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

Many before us risked, and lost, their lives to minister to the sick and suffering.

Passionists UK Holy Saturday: Christ’s Descent into Hell

Holy Saturday: Christ’s Descent into Hell

Holy Saturday: that gap between Cross and Resurrection has been imagined in Christian Traditions as that time when Jesus goes down into Hell to free the souls of all those whom he loves, to lead them to light and life.

Passionists UK A Church of Proximity: Learning to give, and share, to serve others

A Church of Proximity: Learning to give, and share, to serve others

A response to empty shelves, and the human proclivity to panic buy and hoard at the expense of others.

Passionists UK The Undivided Heart

The Undivided Heart

The Prophet Jeremiah reminds us about the deceitfulness of the human heart (17:9), the rupture of that original connection which facilitates humanity’s capacity for endless self-rejection.

Passionists UK Being and Praying in this time of the Coronavirus

Being and Praying in this time of the Coronavirus

Guidelines and prayers for your help in this difficult time.

Passionists UK Honouring the work of our friend and patron, Blessed Dominic Barberi

Honouring the work of our friend and patron, Blessed Dominic Barberi

An homily from Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, given at the Mass for Blessed Dominic Barberi at Sutton Shrine.

Passionists UK Learning to Read the Book of the Universe

Learning to Read the Book of the Universe

We need to go to where Christ is suffering in the whole of creation. Where do we start?

Passionists UK We are called to stand up for what we believe in – at a personal cost

We are called to stand up for what we believe in – at a personal cost

Reflections on the 'daily martyrdom' of averting evil