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Theme for the Week – 19 October 2014

Readings for this Sunday: Exodus 33:12–23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10; Matthew 22:15–22 The interaction between Jesus and the Pharisees is well known, especially for his response: “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” It disarmed his challengers, but modern readers may not completely […]

Teresa of Ávila

Teresa of Ávila, commemorated on 15 October. Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ’s compassion to the world; yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; yours are the […]

The Jesuit Examination of Conscience

The Jesuits (including the current pope, Francis), like many Christians, practise daily reflection; for this purpose, Jesuits use an order of prayer called Examination of Conscience. The order is designed to foster an awareness of God, neighbour, and self. The Examination of Conscience holds a special place in the daily prayers of Jesuits from every […]

Theme for the Week – 12 October 2014

Readings for this Sunday: Exodus 32:1–14; Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23; Philippians 4:1–9; Matthew 22:1–14 Malala Yousafzai’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize, more than two years after being shot for having the temerity to go to school, is a sign of hope in the face of intimidation and violence, of life in the face of death. […]

Readings for October 2014

The scripture readings for Sunday and Wednesday worship at Santa Margarita during October:   1 October – Michael & all angels (transferred) Genesis 28.10–17 Psalm 103.19–22 Revelation 12.7–12 John 1.47–51 5 October – 16th after Trinity Exodus 20.1–4, 7–9, 12–20 Psalm 19.7–14 Philippians 3.4b–14 Matthew 21.33–46 8 October Galatians 2.1–2, 7–14 Psalm 117 Luke 11.1–4 […]

Baptism / Christening

Article published in the October 2014 edition of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine.  On 24 August, Jamie José Sanchez-Griffiths was baptised: the first baptism at Santa Margarita for a couple of years. It was a very joyful occasion, with a church full of both English and Spanish people: Jamie’s mother is British and his father is […]

Theme for the Week – 5 October 2014

From the Very Rev. Dr. Michael Higgins Readings for the Week: Exodus 20. 1-4, 7-9, 12-20. Philippians 3. 4b-14 Matthew 21. 33-end. Theme for the Week – Self-Pity is an easy option, but not to be encouraged! The sermon this week is the second of two talks on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. It […]

Theme for the Week – 28 September 2014

From the Very Rev. Dr. Michael Higgins Readings for the Week: Exodus 17. 1-7 Philippians 2. 1-13 Matthew 21. 23-32 The sermon this week is the first of two talks on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. It is the shortest of Paul’s letters, and well repays study. Why not take time during the week […]

JaFfA – September 2014

Once upon a time, there was a farmer … … led us to the telling of the Parable of the “Foolish Farmer” (Luke 12:13-12:21); then we acted out (and sang) the “Apple Song”, in its three versions: step one, one person keeps all five apples; step two, two friends share the apples; step three, by […]

Theme for the Week – 21 September 2014

Scripture for the week: Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 “It’s not fair!” These words ring out between and about siblings in most families. They also seem to apply to members of the Christian family, brothers and sisters in Christ. This is the manifestation of the age-old battle raging within us all: […]

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