Notes on the Solemnity of Mary

Notes on the Solemnity of Mary

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of  God . January 1  Octave Day of the Nativity of Christ.  Notes on the Gospel. Jews would circumcise their son on the eight day after birth—this was  the sign that he was a member  of the covenant of God’s people. The Lord’s Name :   Given...
Notes on the Feast of Corpus Christi

Notes on the Feast of Corpus Christi

Notes on the Feast of Corpus Christi “ Manna ” : Jews of the 1st century knew very well that the manna their forefathers ate was bread from heaven to keep them alive for 40 years. It was a miraculous food and stopped the very day they entered the promised land . The...
St Columba

St Columba

St Columba Known in Ireland as Colum Cille, he was born in Co Donegal in 521. Closely related to the High King of Ireland, he decided to serve the Lord in the priesthood rather than follow royal ambitions. He founded many monasteries in Ireland, his family of...
Notes on the Feast of The Most Holy Trinity

Notes on the Feast of The Most Holy Trinity

Notes on the Feast of The Most Holy Trinity  “ I believe in God  , the Father Almighty “ . The very first thing we learn  about God is that He is a Father and Almighty.  The false gods of the pagans needed to be placated and worshipped —no hint of fatherhood  or...