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Nail it to the cross

It is a terribly clichéd Christian statement, touted out as a quick and easy response to human suffering, or sometimes as a humorous barb at someone who is being too melodramatic about their difficulties. And yet… Continue reading

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The gift of giving

May we receive with great and grateful hearts; may we give with great and grateful hearts. May the gift of giving inspire our lives as everyday Christians. Continue reading

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Marian Manifesto

Planting anything feels like you have faith and hope that something will grow. It is an act that occurs despite the violence and sadness of the crucifix; it is a peaceful act by both Mary and Jesus; it brings hope that something larger, more beautiful will carry on. It is a mother’s hope for the legacy of her children. Continue reading

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Lent 4 – The cruciform church

Preach Christ crucified. Preach also the church crucified and resurrected by God’s grace. For it is only when we conform the Church to the image of the True Cross that we can, with Jesus, be lifted up. Continue reading

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St. Brigit’s Day

Though often overlooked, Saints days are important. They remind us of our history, they connect us with one another and with God through Christ. Continue reading

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Holy Cross Day: “snake on a stick”

Perhaps only the boldest Sunday School teachers will want to highlight the image in Sunday’s readings. “Now children, did you know Jesus is like a snake on a stick?” Continue reading

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What are you thinking?

What are you thinking as Jesus walks to the Cross? As an amplification of the Passion Narrative, and for those who may wish for Stations of the Cross meditations for Holy Week observance: The following uses stations derived from the gospels that were chosen by John Paul 2 in 1991 as an alternate to the traditional 14 stations. Continue reading

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A Not-So-Holy Week (exams!)

The Christian story is not one which ignores the painful experiences of real life. It is one in which God descends down, all the way into those darkest places with us so that we can be healed by the overcoming power of new life. It is an old, old, story which we experience anew during this holiest of weeks and even in the midst of finals. Continue reading

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Removing my cross (so that I may find it?)

I’m happy to remove my own state-sanctioned symbol in solidarity with those who are currently threatened. So I’ve lost my cross. Where shall I–and others who come to know me–find it if it’s no longer hanging around my neck? Continue reading

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Tell Me About Your Cross

The crosses we wear say a lot about us. The history they carry in them is just as significant as the symbolism of the cross itself. So I started asking: tell me about your cross? Continue reading

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