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 Pope: Lent is an opportunity to draw near to Christ
Pope: Lent is an opportunity to draw near to Christ

In his Angelus address with pilgrims in St Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the day's Gospel about the meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well. "Perhaps we have not yet encountered Jesus personally. Perhaps we have not recognised Him as our Saviour." Because of the great respect Jesus shows the woman - and despite her being a Samaritan,

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Pope Francis: the Lord's mercy is stronger than any prejudice or fear
Pope Francis: the Lord's mercy is stronger than any prejudice or fear
Pope Francis on Sunday urged his listeners not to be afraid, judgmental or prejudiced. The Lord’s mercy is far greater than any prejudice. Speaking to more than 40,000 people gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, the Pope reflected on the reading from John that tells of the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. “When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’ Here he cut across the hostility between Jews and Samaritans,  and crushed the prejudice in relating to women.
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Sunday Reflection with Fr Robin Gibbons - 23 March 2014
Sunday Reflection with Fr Robin Gibbons - 23 March 2014
When I was younger I used to wonder how my evangelical friends could say that Jesus was their friend, I never seemed to have that understanding of him as a ‘real’ presence in my life, but a wise experienced monk told me not to worry, he reminded me that Christ comes to us indifferent ways and suggested that I look for him in the Scriptures and in my ministry of celebrating the liturgy and preaching. Wise suggestions, because for me the practice of lectio divina, reading the scriptures so that they speak to the heart,
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