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Reflection On The Sunday Gospel:The Resurrection Of Lazarus By Fr. Isadore Clarke, O.P.

Reflection On The Sunday Gospel:The Resurrection Of Lazarus                                                                                         By Fr. Isadore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for 5th Sunday of Lent, John 11. 1-45.This about the raising of Lazarus.Most of us have mourned the death of our loved ones.I certainly have –members of my family, friends, Dominican brothers and sisters.Since they have been part of our lives, when they die part of us dies....
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Understanding God's Love: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

Understanding God's Love: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel                                                                                                                        By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
​Martha and Mary knew they were very special to Jesus; in fact, St John wrote explicitly in his gospel: 'Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus'. But he certainly had a strange way of showing it. He had received a message that Lazarus was seriously ill and we would expect the natural thing would be for him to go straight away to his bedside ...
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I Am The Resurrection: A Reflection By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

I Am The Resurrection: A Reflection By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
​I AM THE RESURRECTIONMartha was heart-broken that her brother, Lazarus, had died; relieved that Jesus had turned up to share her tears; disappointed in Jesus, she complained, "Lord, if you had been here my brother would not have died." But she had a well-founded faith in Him, "Even now I know that God will grant whatsoever you ask Him." It was co...
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Statement from the R.C Diocese of Bridgetown

Statement from the R.C Diocese of Bridgetown
This is an official statement of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown"The Roman Catholic diocese is aware of the charge brought against the bishop arising from an alleged exchange at a church meeting last year, in public view. The church is confident in the legal process which is underway and continues to pray for all parties invol...
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The Need To Forgive: A Reflection By Fr. Michael BarroW, S.J.

The Need To Forgive: A Reflection By Fr. Michael BarroW, S.J.
​It is not easy to ask for forgiveness or even to admit that we are in the wrong and our first reaction is not always our real one. Sometimes in a flash of anger it is possible to say something or do something which we regret afterwards. But far more important than that is our ongoing willingness to forgive or to ask forgiveness. This can be diffic...
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Reflection On the Gospel (John 4.5-42): 3rd Sunday In Lent By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Reflection On the Gospel (John 4.5-42):  3rd Sunday In Lent                                                                                                                 By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on the 3rd Sunday of Lent.Today I'm going to reflect on its Gospel, John 4.5-42.Many years ago my brother Peter and I visited the Holy Land.It was very moving to see where Jesus lived, worked and died, and also the places where so many O.T events took place.But for me, the simple sites were especially moving –such...
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PILGRIMAGE 2017 - FAQS

PILGRIMAGE 2017 - FAQS
​The Roman Catholic Diocese of BridgetownPilgrimage 2017Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Apparitions of Our Lady of FatimaFAQs​What is a Pilgrimage?The word "pilgrim," derived from the Latin peregrinum, conveys the idea of wandering over a distance, but it is not just aimless wandering. It is a journey with a purpose, and that purpose is to hon...
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A St. Patrick's Day Reflection: By Moses Gikandi

A St. Patrick's Day Reflection: By Moses Gikandi
 Today is the commemoration of St. Patrick! We are celebrating this great day with all the great people of Ireland because St. Patrick is their patron saint. St. Patrick was a model of Evangelization and Inculturation. He left his homeland to evangelize the Irish. He did this evangelization not by imposing things but by going to the level of t...
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A Reflection On The Gospel: (Matt. 17. 1-9) Second Sunday In Lent By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

A Reflection On The Gospel:  (Matt. 17. 1-9) Second Sunday In Lent                                                                                                                               By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for 2nd Sunday of Lent, (Matt. 17. 1-9).This is about the Transfiguration."Lord, it is Good to be here."I've often felt like that!Sometimes, when I've been comfortably tucked up in bed and am reluctant to get up –especially early on a cold dark morning.Or, when I've been en...
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Jesus' Transfiguration: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow

Jesus' Transfiguration: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel                                                                                                                           By Fr. Michael Barrow
The apostles had been growing in wonderment and love of Jesus until the day came when they realised to their amazement that he was the Christ, that God had come to live among them. When that happened their lives were all transformed. Nothing could be the same again. It was at this point that Jesus tried to get them to accept the other side of the c...
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Mercy Is The Face Of God: A Lenten Reflection By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Mercy Is The Face Of God: A Lenten Reflection                                                                                            By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on the 1st Sunday of Lent. Instead of reflecting on the Scripture readings of today's Mass I'm going to focus on the theme at the very centre of Pope's Francis' preaching. This, I hope will deepen our approach to this Holy season of Lent. What is that theme?Quite simply, Mercy is the face of God; Jesus gave a human...
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Unscrambling The Temptations In Our Lives: A Reflection on Matthew 4:1-11 By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J

Unscrambling The Temptations In Our Lives: A Reflection on Matthew  4:1-11                By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J
​THE DEVIL REALLY TEMPTED ME THIS MORNING and I almost decided to stay in bed. If I said that to you, I don't suppose you would imagine that I had a vision of the devil – just a way of talking. So Jesus didn't see the devil but was seriously tempted just as we are – and serious enough for him to have told his friends about it.The way it is describe...
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Gospel Reflections For 8th Sunday In Ordinary Time By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Gospel Reflections For 8th Sunday In Ordinary Time By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Matthew 6. 24-34.Don't be anxious, or, as Cpl. Jones, in a famous TV series, would put it, "Don't panic!Don't Panic!"But there are times when we are rightly anxious and do panic.That is powerfully expressed in the 1st Reading (Is. 49. 14-15)...
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Stop Worrying!: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

Stop Worrying!: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel                                                                                                                            By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
​STOP WORRYINGJesus tells us not to worry about what to wear or what we're going to eat. "Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap, yet your heavenly Father feeds them... Think of the flowers in the fields - they never have to toil or spin, yet not even Solomon in all its glory was robed like one of these." True, they do not toil or sp...
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A Reflection On The Gospel For The 7Th Sunday Of Ordinary Time By Fr. Isidore Clarke

A Reflection On The Gospel For The 7Th Sunday Of Ordinary Time                                                                                                       By Fr. Isidore Clarke
Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Matthew 5. 38-48.Jesus has already told us we must not hate those who harm us. Now He tells us how we should react to them.What He urges sounds crazy! He expects us, His followers, to turn the other cheek, when someone strikes us with a p...
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"An Eye For An Eye... A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

​"A​n eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" is generally quoted as an expression of revenge, to get your own back​. ​ As Gandhi put it 'An eye for an eye . . . . until the whole world is blinded.' But the original purpose of the saying in the book of Exodus (21.24) is quite the opposite. It is a measure of the compensation you ought to pay as if ...
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The Story of St. Valentine

The Story of St. Valentine
"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the idea...
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'Autumn Of My Content' (With Apologies To Richard III): A Reflection On Ordinary Time By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

'Autumn Of My Content' (With Apologies To Richard III): A Reflection On Ordinary Time By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​'AUTUMN of MY CONTENT' (with apologies to 'Richard III')Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to share with you how I, as an ancient Christian, approach ageing.I hope this will help those of you who are facing the same situation, as well as younger people in understanding and caring for us. I've entitled my reflection, 'The Autumn of m...
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Is Jesus Conservative or Liberal? A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel:Matthew 5: 17-37 By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

Is Jesus Conservative or Liberal?                                                                               A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel:Matthew 5: 17-37                                         By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
​Is Jesus Conservative or Liberal?With the election of the new President of the United States and the choosing of his Cabinet , the media are constantly referring to those who are conservative and to those who are liberal – usually in an extreme form. And to a certain extent the same idea is echoed in the Church.Reading today's gospel, do you think...
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“You are the light of the world,” (Matt. 5. 14): A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

“You are the light of the world,” (Matt. 5. 14):                                                                  A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time.In today's Gospel Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount.Addressing His hand-picked followers, the people who would continue His work after His Ascension, He proclaims, "You are the light of the world," (Matt. 5. 14).You are the light of the world." That goes for you; that goes ...
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