The special Year of St Paul, a master stroke of Pope Benedict 16th, ended with the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on June 30th.
Many around the Globe (scholars and learners) have invested much more time this year both proclaiming and getting to know Paul, his letters, the impact of his conversion, his passion for Christ, his capacity to love the Churches, his theology etc.
Find my Family
Not long ago on TV there was a programme called Find My Family. It proved very popular and many people were touched by the tragic stories of separation and rejoiced with the individuals that discovered each other again. To be without any ancestry can and does have a prevailing effect on the lives of individuals who experience these situations. They hunger to know where they came from, who abandoned them and why.
The Paschal Mystery in our lives.
I was privileged to spend two months of my sabbatical last year in the Holy Land. One month was in the walled city of Jerusalem itself at a centre called Ecce Homo run by the Sisters of Zion.