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The Church's Healing Touch?

fr David ask us to reflect on how we can brings Christ's healing presence to those most alone in the world.

by David Sanders O.P.
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Liturgical Index


25th December 2011: Singing All Night

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

As editor of this website, it is my job to ask friars, when their turn comes up, to provide a sermon. In the case of Christmas, they always ask... more »

24th December 2010: This Day Rings Out

Michael Demkovich O.P.

It was in the night that these shepherds beheld a most amazing thing. It was seen first by just a few, those assigned to watch, but then they awoke... more »

25th December 2009: Something of the Night

Malcolm McMahon O.P.

Not many people love the night. It can be a time of fear and uncertainty. Sometimes it is a time of death. Scientists tell us that our body rhythms... more »

25th December 2008: Lowly in the Manger Lies

Isidore Clarke O.P.

 'The Word became Flesh and dwelt amongst us.' (John 1.14) With these words John goes to the very heart of the meaning of Christmas. He... more »

25th December 2007: Technical Support

Benjamin Earl O.P.

Up until the twentieth century there were two great mysteries of human existence: life and death. The twentieth century saw the advent of a third... more »

25th December 2006: Alpha es et O

Leon Pereira O.P.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.It was not so with us at our beginning. We did not mark our entrance... more »

25th December 2005: Why Shepherds?

Fergus Kerr O.P.

The first visitors to the infant Jesus that St Matthew mentions are 'wise men from the East', the Magi, led by their astrology, and consultation via... more »

25th December 2003: Silence at Christmas

Euan Marley O.P.

A friend of mine was abroad for a year and after he returned he discovered that the pubs were now serving something strange and wonderful -... more »

25th December 2002: God's Youth

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

This morning we are celebrating the birthday of God. This birthday is unlike our own. On our birthdays we celebrate -- or lament -- all the years... more »

25th December 2001: 'He who made fire now fears the cold'

John Farrell O.P.

Christianity lives within the wonder first sketched out by the prophet Isaiah. On the one hand there is the thrice-Holy divine Mystery beyond and... more »

25th December 2000: A Decree from Caesar Augustus

Allan White O.P.

Caesar Augustus issued a decree and set the whole world moving. What power there is in a word. Caesar speaks and everyone is uprooted. They all... more »

Cycle: A - 25th December 2013: Joy in Our Winter

Benedict Jonak O.P.

The very passing of time and seasons can be for some a way to God: leading them from the wonders of creation to the Creator himself.This is because... more »

Cycle: B - 25th December 2014: A Saviour has been Born to You

David Goodill O.P.

The angels have appeared to the shepherds proclaiming news of great joy. The time of preparation is over; to us a child has been born. But can you... more »

Cycle: C - 25th December 2012: Freed for Joy

Richard Finn O.P.

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.” At last, the journeys’ end. For there have been different paths. Mary... more »