Author Archives: aah

23rd May

Stand Firm …people will stumble and fall, but we will rise and stand firm. Psalm 20:8 Columbanus and his monks made their weary way to the courts of several kings as they travelled north, stopping for a time by the … Continue reading

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22nd May

God First Jesus said: Whoever loves their father or mother more than me is not fitted to be my disciple. Matthew 10:37 Columbanus was born in the south of Ireland. He grew to be tall, fair, and handsome, a darling … Continue reading

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21st May

Reconciliation If you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, first be reconciled to them. Matthew 5:23, 24 Hilda stands as a symbol of reconciliation. She was host to the deeply divided Roman and Celtic parties who … Continue reading

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20th May

Homily Of St. Hilda For like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. Zechariah 9:16. All who knew Hilda used to call her mother because of her outstanding devotion and grace. She was not only an … Continue reading

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19th May

Contemplate Your Death We brought nothing into the world, and we take nothing out. 1 Timothy 6:7 Remembrance of the dead is given importance in the Sayings of the Desert Christians: If there are graves in the area where you … Continue reading

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18th May

Martin Of Tours Who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions…. won strength out of weakness. Hebrews 11:33, 34 When the Emperor released Martin from the army, he had to walk all the way … Continue reading

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17th May

Dull Days For everything there is a season, and a time for everything that happens in this world. … I can see that there is nothing better than that a person should enjoy their lot. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 22. Do not … Continue reading

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16th May

Set Sail (BRENDAN) When they pass through their sea of trouble I, the Lord, will strike the waves. Zechariah 10:11 Shall I abandon, O King of Mysteries, the soft comforts of home? Shall I turn my back on my native … Continue reading

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15th May

The Shadow Even though I walk through the valley of deepest shadow I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Psalm 23:4 May is a time of advancing shadows. Celtic Christians did not run away from these, they … Continue reading

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14th May

Carried In Angel Arms You have come to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, with its thousands of angels. You have come to the joyful gathering of God’s first-born children, whose names are written in heaven. Hebrews … Continue reading

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