Today, a fast day, marks the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Turn away from Sin, and be faithful to the Gosepl”. Mass at 10am and 7pm.
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St. David, Patron of Wales. Born at Cardigan, about 520, he received his early training from St. Illtyd. Attracted many to the various monasteries he founded, all of which were famous for the austerity of their rule of life. Consecrated bishop, and recognised as primate of Wales, he established his see at Menevia where he […]
This Sunday is the first of a series of three Gospels about repentance and forgiveness, and begins with a real teaser: what is the connection between the narrative of the events and the parable which follows? If you think God is like the landowner, then a sudden tragic event is the faith which awaits us for our […]
St. Casimir (1458-1484). Son of the King of Poland. He practised the Christian virtues, especially chastity and love of the poor. Renowned for the strength of his faith and his devotion to Our Blessed Lady, he died of phthisis. Picture: Długosz and Saint Casimir by Florian Cynk (circa 1869)