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God and us

William Doyle reflects on the constant presence of God Divine Immanence is a truth stated throughout Christian Scripture; God dwells in His creation and is indivisibly present in all His works. This is not meant to imply Pantheism, which describes [...]

The Society of Mary

In the first in a new series we look at the life of this important devotional Society. The Society of Mary springs from two similar societies founded in 1880 and 1901 respectively, which united in 1931. The Society has members [...]

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AUSTRALIA Royal Academy of Arts, until 8th December, 2013 Admissions £14 (Senior 60+, £13) TO THE ignorant Pom, Australian art is Rolf Harris or, at best, Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly.’ This large exhibition from the cream of Australia’s national collections [...]

Holy Women

The Twelve Apostles made a convenient grouping to depict on mediaeval rood screens, but women were certainly not neglected. Sometimes local saints were chosen, like Saint Withberga of East Dereham (here accompanied by S Benedict) from the screen of Burlingham [...]

The fear of the Lord

Garegin Hambardzumyan preaches on holy fear and following the teaching of God. “And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.” These are the words of St Mary, the Mother of Our Lord, as she shared [...]

Plato – a Christian?

John Hervé says you might think so ‘Yes Father, their relationship is purely platonic – ‘play’ for him and ‘tonic’ for her !' Plato (428–348 BC) is a household name. He is so important in the history of Western thought [...]

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