Posted in Daily Prayer
on 6 February 2019
Reading 1 (Heb 12:1-4)
Brothers and sisters:
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us
and persevere in running the race that lies before us
while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus,
the leader and perfecter of faith.
For the sake of the joy that lay before him
Jesus endured the cross, despising its shame,
and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.
Consider how he ...
Posted by Br Malachy Yates
on 25 September 2018
Our first and principal rule has always been the New Testament, the source of our hope and inspiration. We no longer use various verses as "proof texts" because we know that the Gospels are highly structured literary works, in which the words and works of Jesus recalled by the evangelists are ordered in ways to ponder the profundity of his mission. The Gospels demand a response on the part of the reader/listener. The meaning of the words and actions of Jesus&...
on 27 August 2018
2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12. Psalm 95(96):1-5. Matthew 23:13-22.
Proclaim his marvellous deeds to all the nationsPsalm 95(96):1-5.
'We pray continually that our God will make you worthy of his call, and by his power fulfil all your desires for goodness.'
Posted by Br Malachy Yates
on 23 August 2018
It is our firm belief that God provides for the flock gathered together in the Holy Spirit by calling the generous, the searchers, the doubters and those living an ordinary life to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. When you examine the lives of our heroes, the Saints of the Church, you cannot but be amazed by God's surprising initiatives throughout history. The Saints we venerate in August are all part of God's surprise in their times.
Saint Bernard of Clairvau...
on 8 May 2017
"I shall always consider the work of my salvation and that of establishing and directing our Community as God's work.
Hence I shall commit to him the care of all this, so as to do nothing of what concerns me without his orders.
I shall often consult him on all I shall have to do, whether it relates to the one or to the other, often saying to him those words of the prophet Habakkuk: 'Lord the work is yours.'"
(The 8th of De La Salle's personal ...
on 1 May 2017
God of mercy and compassion, thank you for the extraordinary life, witness, and ministry of Religious Brothers in our Church.
In your wisdom, you have called these ordinary men to generously serve, pray, and share your healing love with others.
As we prepare for our annual Religious Brothers Day, deepen our appreciation for the vocation of Religious Brothers, their congregational charisms, and their commitment to vowed community life.
Strengthened by our baptismal call to holin...
on 25 April 2017
St La Salle on the Feast of St Mark
"You can have the advantage of being instructed by the same teacher (St Peter) as Saint Mark if you often read the Epistles of Saint Peter and if you faithfully put into practice the holy maxims contained there, which are so consoling and so instructive." (Med 116.1)