Note from Mgr. Peter on Returning to Mass, 03.06.20

Dear Sisters and Brothers A few weeks ago, all parish priests in Scotland were informed, by the Covid-19 Working Group of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, of the Group’s initial recommendations for resuming the celebration of parish Mass with the people actually present. Alleluia! In sending out these initial recommendations,...

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On false spiritual peace, 03.06.20

The text below is taken from a colloquy of St. Dorotheus  of Gaza (d. 565). This is a very perceptive piece and worthy of some serious meditation. It will probably prompt some equally serious self-examination. The man who finds fault with himself accepts all things cheerfully – misfortune, loss, disgrace, dishonour...

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Aspirations and Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (for addiction, to be able to forgive, when health is failing, etc.), 01.06.20

An “aspiration” literally means a “breathing out” or “breathing towards.” In this case it is the expression of a short invocation of prayer to Jesus as the Sacred Heart. The idea is that the prayer takes as long as one breath. These prayers may seem innocuous, but they are very...

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