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Praying with the boy Jesus

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A gospel contemplation on the 12-year-old Jesus in the Temple, inviting people to draw from their experiences of ‘missing and cherishing’.

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Yin and Yang of Yeats

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Meditating on ‘The Singing Horseman’ and ‘For the Road’ by Irish painter Jack B Yeats offers a profound insight on how we see beauty today.

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Heavens above!

BILL TONER SJ :: Despite its longstanding use, the prayer that a loved one would ‘rest in peace’ misses much that God has promised.

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Keys to a secret garden

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Soft moss and stringy lichen on mature apple trees were some of the beauties caught on camera at the Ards Friary Walled Garden in Donegal.

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A pastoral Pope

Is Pope Francis an academic? Gerry Whelan SJ is Director of Fundamental Theology in the Gregorian University in Rome. He has an interesting answer.

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