The Joy of the Gospel Some thoughts on Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium Like all Pope Francis’s documents, Evangelii Gaudium contains a number of extraordinary depth charges. If you skim through the text you could miss a series of explosive statements that demand from the reader and the Church nothing less than a complete change of…

JOY AND SORROW POPE FRANCIS ANDTHE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES It was an extraordinary experience to be present at the Holy Father’s recent visit to the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Dublin. WMOF is a gathering of the Catholic Church that has occurred every three years since 1994. Its aim is to promote the…

HOW TO BE HOLY “You alone are the Holy One…” From The Gloria These are some thoughts on Pope Francis’s recent apostolic exhortation “Rejoice and be Glad” (“Gaudete et Exsultate”) You can’t get a much more positive title than that. Everything I said in my recent blog about Amoris Laetitia applies to this one. It…

SEEING “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. (Mark 10:51) Hamlet very famously summed up the human predicament as follows: “To be…

A BRUSH WITH DEATH “Do not be afraid. Only believe.” Mark 5:36 I had a brush with death recently: sudden and chilling. For a few weeks I’d had a pain in my lower abdomen – not much to write home about – just a sort of dull ache which kept me awake at night. Men…

THE JOY OF LOVE   “…neither do I condemn you”.                                                                                                                         John 8:11 I don’t know whether you have every attempted to read a papal encyclical – I tried to digest a couple of Pope John-Paul’s early ones but found them very hard going to be honest. Since then I have to say I have…

These were the readings at Fr Theo’s (Theodore Young OSB) requiem Mass. Below is the sermon of Fr Prior on 7 November 2017 at Ampleforth. Romans 14:7-12 (Lectionary vol 3, page , number ) The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord;…

For Remembrance Day 2017 written by a priest friend of Fr Jonathan in the Liverpool Archdiocese. Remembrance Sunday. Pope Benedict did two surprising things when he visited Britain not necessarily because he was the Pope but because he was German. Firstly he mentioned the war the one which defeated Nazism and secondly he beatified John…

Fr Theodore Young Fr Theodore Young, known affectionately as Fr Theo, has died yesterday Monday 30 in the early evening at Ampleforth, very peacefully. He just stopped breathing quietly with his brothers and carers around him. He was a monk of Ampleforth since September 1939 when he was not yet 18 years of age. He…

Michael Barrett was ordained a priest in St Mary’s Leyland, an Ampleforth Trustee parish in Lancashire on 15 July 2017. St Mary’s is manned by three Ampleforth monks; Fr Jonathan Cotton, Fr Stephen Wright, and Fr Paul Browne. He is a priest for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. Michael Barrett had been the head teacher of…

© 2015 Ormit Solutions | Made with love.
Top
Follow us: