Solemn Profession

Br. Stephen Shields OSA – Solemn Profession

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Yesterday, our brother, Stephen Shields OSA made his solemn, lifelong profession of vows to the Order of Saint Augustine. We wish Stephen every blessing and happiness as he journeys along the path handed down to us by our father, St. Augustine.
You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You.
St. Augustine
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Sunday’s Gospel – 30th May

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Matt 28:16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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St. Augustine

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Love, and Do What You Will
“Once and for all, a short rule is laid down for you: Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love.
Let the root of love be within. From such a root nothing but good can come.”
Sermon on 1 John 7, 8
Prayer: I love you alone, Lord. I seek you alone. I yearn to be possessed by you alone.
Soliloquies 1, 1
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Pentecost Sunday’s Gospel – 23rd May

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John 15:26 [Jesus said:] “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.
John 16:12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
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Hearers of the Word with Kieran J O'Mahony

Ascension Day (Thursday 13th / Sunday 16th May)

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Mark 16:9 [Now after Jesus rose early on the
the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary
Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven
demons. 10 She went out and told those who
had been with him, while they were mourning
and weeping. 11 But when they heard that he
was alive and had been seen by her, they would
not believe it. 12 After this he appeared in
another form to two of them, as they were walking
into the country. 13 And they went back
and told the rest, but they did not believe them.
14 Later he appeared to the eleven themselves as
they were sitting at the table; and he upbraided
them for their lack of faith and stubbornness,
because they had not believed those who saw
him after he had risen. 15 And he said to
them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news
to the whole creation. 16 The one who believes and is
baptised will be saved; but the one who
does not believe will be condemned. 17
And these signs will accompany those
who believe: by using my name they will
cast out demons; they will speak in new
tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes in
their hands, and if they drink any deadly
thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay
their hands on the sick, and they will
recover.”
Mark 16:19 So then the Lord Jesus,
after he had spoken to them, was taken
up into heaven and sat down at the right
hand of God. 20 And they went out
and proclaimed the good news everywhere,
while the Lord worked with them
and confirmed the message by the signs
that accompanied it.]

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Sunday’s Gospel – 9th May

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John 15:9 [Jesus said:] “As the Father has
loved me, so I have loved you; abide in
my love. 10 If you keep my commandments,
you will abide in my love, just as I
have kept my Father’s commandments and
abide in his love. 11 I have said these
things to you so that my joy may be in
you, and that your joy may be complete.
John 15:12 “This is my commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved
you. 13 No one has greater love than
this, to lay down one’s life for one’s
friends. 14 You are my friends if you do
what I command you. 15 I do not call you
servants any longer, because the servant
does not know what the master is doing;
but I have called you friends, because I
have made known to you everything that
I have heard from my Father. 16 You
did not choose me but I chose you. And
I appointed you to go and bear fruit,
fruit that will last, so that the Father will
give you whatever you ask him in my name.
17 I am giving you these commands
so that you may love one another.”

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Sunday’s Gospel – 2nd May

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John 15:1 [Jesus said:] “I am the true
vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2
He removes every branch in me that
bears no fruit. Every branch that bears
fruit he prunes to make it bear more
fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed
by the word that I have spoken to you. 4
Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the
branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless
it abides in the vine, neither can you
unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine,
you are the branches. Those who abide
in me and I in them bear much fruit,
because apart from me you can do nothing.
6 Whoever does not abide in me is
thrown away like a branch and withers;
such branches are gathered, thrown into
the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in
me, and my words abide in you, ask for
whatever you wish, and it will be done
for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this,
that you bear much fruit and become
my disciples.

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