‘Transformation’, May/June 2017

“Art should inspire the viewer, ideally raise the consciousness and elevate the mind to think of higher things like the beauty and mystery of the natural world, to contemplate the deep questions as to purpose and meaning, like ‘What is the origin of this life? What is Reality? What are we to do? Questions thatContinue reading “‘Transformation’, May/June 2017”

Drinking Peace in the Fountain of Nectar

I was reading a prayer written by Rabindranath Tagore called ‘With the Light of the New Sun’: “Remain in joy at all times in the world fearless and with a heart pure Awake in joy in the morning, work in joy, in songs of joy return home in the evening. Remain in goodness in crisisContinue reading “Drinking Peace in the Fountain of Nectar”

Pentecost – Sunbathing In The Holy Spirit?

Today, as we are still in Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, and the churches are closed, I tuned in to a livestream Mass with a church I used to visit regularly for a time, St Cecelia & St Anselm, Holborn, London. The priest made an interesting comparison between the Feast of Pentecost (today May 31stContinue reading “Pentecost – Sunbathing In The Holy Spirit?”

Easter Sunday Of The Resurrection Of The Lord

During the Easter Vigil, the Church reads the account of creation as a prophecy. In the Resurrection, we see the most sublime fulfilment of what this text describes as the beginning of all things. God says once again: ‘Let there be light!’ The Resurrection of Jesus is an eruption of light. Death is conquered, theContinue reading “Easter Sunday Of The Resurrection Of The Lord”

Holy Saturday Meditation

On Holy Saturday, the Church waits at the Lord’s tomb in prayer and fasting, meditating on his Passion and Death and on his Descent into Hell, and awaiting his Resurrection. The painting ‘Christ in Hell’ gives us a perfect visual for our meditation. At first glance, it may be disturbing to you, as it wasContinue reading “Holy Saturday Meditation”

Good Friday 2020 Symbolism For All?

It strikes me that this Good Friday, April 10th 2020, in the midst of global lockdown during COVID-19, is a truly symbolic celebration with meanings for us all. Tessa Fyffe The Gospel according to John chapter 18 verse 1 to chapter 19 verse 42 contains The Passion of our Lord. Here are some extracts. 19:17….SoContinue reading “Good Friday 2020 Symbolism For All?”