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Preaching by Simon Francis Gaine O.P.


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fr Simon Francis Gaine is Regent of Studies of the English Province of the Order of Preachers, and teaches theology at Blackfriars Oxford.

1st January 2015: Behold Your Son

fr Simon explains how Mary through her Motherhood shares in the life of her son, Jesus Christ.

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16th March 2014: Down from the Mountain

fr Simon shows how the invitation to prayer received by the disciples on the mount of the Tranfiguration is also a calling to share the fruits of this prayer with others.

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29th April 2012: Sharing His Vision

fr Simon Gaine explains how it is that Christ is able to be our Good Shepherd.

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24th July 2011: Wisdom's Worth

fr Simon Gaine preaches on the parable of the pearl of great price.

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5th September 2010: Facing the Challenge

fr Simon Gaine offers us a dose of learned realism.

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27th September 2009: It's a Scandal

fr Simon Francis Gaine asks who are the real enemies of Christ.

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8th December 2008: Most Highly Favoured Lady!

fr Simon Gaine sees in Our Lady no objection to God's grace.

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3rd February 2008: Let Him Who Boasts...

fr Simon Francis Gaine shows how living the life of the Beatitudes does give us something to boast about. more »

21st February 2007: Seeking Expert Advice

fr Simon Gaine consider the three-fold treatment for sin proposed by Christ our Healer. more »

13th April 2006: The Gift of the Eucharist

fr Simon Francis Gaine tells of the gift that we offer, and are offered, in the Eucharist.

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20th March 2005: Two Processions, a Single Heart

fr Simon Francis Gaine invites us to leave the crowd and join Christ in his triumphal march. more »

18th April 2004: Believe and Rejoice!

fr. Simon Francis Gaine preaches on the purpose of John's Gospel. more »

1st June 2003: The Spirit bears witness

fr. Simon Francis Gaine preaches on Christ's prayer for the Spirit. more »

16th February 2003: Outside the Camp

fr. Simon Francis Gaine preaches on the healing of a leper and its effect on Jesus' mission. more »

15th August 2002: By Royal Command

fr. Simon Francis Gaine preaches on the royal power of Mary, assumed body and soul into heaven. more »

19th May 2002: God comes down

fr. Simon Francis Gaine preaches on the readings for the Vigil Mass of Pentecost. more »

16th September 2001: Lost and precious

fr. Simon Francis Gaine preaches on the merciful holiness of God. more »

11th March 2001: Our Commonwealth is in Heaven

fr. Simon Francis Gaine preaches on Paul's words to the Phillipians. more »