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Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,The parable of the two sons shows one who was ready enough to be influenced by the things of God to change his mind.When C. S. Lewis in 1943 changed his mind and turned to Christ he described his experience, “Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part that chooses, into something a little different than it was before …… all your life long you are slowly turning the central thing into a creature, which is in harmony with God …… or else into one that is in a state of war.”Today’s Scripture...

Mass celebrated at the Carmelite Monastery, Kew, for the Feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Sunday 1 October 2017

My dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we gather with the Carmelite community to celebrate the feast of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.

In their undivided attention to the Father’s word and in the beloved acceptance of that word, cloistered nuns are always with Jesus on the holy mountain, fixing their gaze upon him, shrouded in the cloud of God’s presence, they wholly cleave to the Lord.

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux was above all a Carmelite of the Eucharist. Her union with Jesus was total and intense and it was the inspiration of the prayer and outreach that she showed in her short life to God’s people that remains her legacy to us.

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