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May 27, 2020
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May 25, 2020
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Homily for Mass for the Solemnity of Our Lady, Help of Christians

Years ago I saw a very beautiful image of The Virgin Mary at Prayer in the Dominican church of St Clement near the Colosseum in Rome. When I got back home, I discovered the same painting in the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

Homily for Mass of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Year A

Why are you Jews gawking at the sky?Well, because God told Abram, ‘Look up at the night sky, for your descendants shall be as many as the stars of heaven.’ Abram believed the Lord and this was reckoned to him as righteousness. (Gen 15:4-6)

Homily for Mass for 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A

The birds in Nunhead Cemetery begin Before I’ve flicked a switch, turned on the gas. There must be some advantage to the light I tell myself, viewing my slackened chin Mirrored in the rain-dark window glass, While from the graveyard’s trees, the birds begin.

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