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Morning Prayer, Thursday August 20

We join this morning with Kirk Jacob, an Oblate Adult Faith Worker based in London, for our Morning Prayer reflection. Today is the feast of St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153), patron saint of bees and beekeepers. Kirk draws from a part of the first reading in today’s Mass when he reads from Ezekiel...

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Morning Prayer, Wednesday, August 19

With gather for our Morning Prayer reflection today with Pádraig Corcoran who leads our Oblate Youth Service. Pádraig reflects on today’s Gospel (Mt 20:1-16) where we listen to the Word of God as Jesus tells us the story of the vineyard owner who goes out many times during the day to find workers and then,...

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Morning Prayer, Tuesday August 18

We join with Mary Tyrrell of the Oblate Partners in Mission team for our short prayer time this morning. Mary reflects on the words of today’s Gospel (Mt 19:23-30) in which is contained God’s promise of eternal life for those who follow Him. Mary reminds us powerfully that, as we gather this very morning, there...

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Morning Prayer, Monday August 17

Join with Mary Tyrrell of the Oblate Partners in Mission team for our Morning Prayer today. Mary takes her theme from today’s Gospel (Mt 19:16-22) when, in response to the question from the young man, Jesus answered him: “If you wish to be perfect, go and sell what you own and give it to the...

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Morning Prayer, Sunday, August 16

With the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven being observed today in Scotland, England, and Wales, Fr Irvin Morastil OMI from the Oblate parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Leith, outside Edinburgh, Scotland, continues his reflection on this great Feast. He shares with us his thoughts on the role of...

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Morning Prayer, Saturday August 15, Feast of the Assumption

This morning, join Fr Irvin Morastil OMI from the Oblate parish of St Mary, Star of the Sea in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. On this, the Feast of the Assumption, Fr Irvin recalls the pronouncement by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950,of the dogma of the Assumption of Mary into heaven, during which he wrote:...

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Morning Prayer – Friday, August 14

Pauline focuses on today being the feast of St Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz during World War 2. Pauline reminds us how this act of love echoes the words of St Matthew’s Gospel: “Whatever you did for the least of these, my...

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Morning Prayer, Thursday, August 13

Join with Pauline Thomas, a Pastoral Associate with the Anglesey Centre of Mission in North Wales for our time of prayer today. Pauline takes as her theme the Word of God, and reminds us of the words from St John’s Gospel: “And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us.” She reminds us...

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Morning Prayer August 12

Join Fr Liam Griffin, OMI as he reflects on the message in today’s Gospel (Mt 18:15-20), that talks about resolving conflict, about the need to love and reconcile with our sister or brother. Liam leaves us with the question: “With whom do I need to reconcile?“

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Morning Prayer – August 11

Join with Fr Liam Griffin, OMI on this, the Feast of St Clare of Assisi as he reflects on the answer that Jesus gave to his disciples when they asked him: “Who is the greatest?” Jesus told them that they need to be like little children, displaying that universal trust of children in their trust...

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