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Reading Isaiah with love [biblical/reflection]

As we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, the Church turns for a moment to joy in what is traditionally a penitential season. Despite the challenges and loss of this year, we feel joy because the saviour is drawing near. The words of Isaiah resonate with nostalgia, connecting us to advents past; to …

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Come to me, all you that are weary [bible / reflection]

Feria, Ember Day (Peace) Matthew 11.28-end Often when today’s Gospel passage is read, I get grumpy with Jesus. I don’t quite call him a liar in my prayers, but close. ‘Really, Jesus? It doesn’t feel easy or light to follow you, lots of the time. It doesn’t feel peaceful.’ I get quite whingey, and I …

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