Bp Hugh Gilbert

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    Homily for Pentecost Sunday

    Today we are not just keeping Pentecost; we are living it. We are enacting it. On that Pentecost Day in Jerusalem 2000 years ago, there were people – Jews mainly […]

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    Homily for the Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension

    This is a beautiful feast, a mysteriously joyful one, a feast to die on (St Bede died on its eve) and a feast to live from. In an old reckoning, […]

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    Homily for the 7th Sunday of Easter

    We are in the precious time between the Ascension and Pentecost. Before ascending to heaven, Jesus had told his disciples to stay in Jerusalem. So at the end of St […]

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    Homily for the Priestly Ordination of Br Simon Piatkowski OSB

    As the years pass, I find myself less and less able to say anything about anything. So, I’m in a dilemma and flailing around in hope of rescue. And here […]

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    Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

    “Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord”. That was the Psalm response – a beautiful prayer, especially for Eastertide. God has lifted up his Son from […]

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    Homily for Easter Sunday

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, happy Easter! Easter really is a happy thing. It’s the happy thing.  It’s the happiness that rescues every other happiness, be it great or small. Easter […]

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    Homily for Easter Vigil

    “Come, Easter, come” said a poet (Vernon Watkins). Well, Easter is coming – here and now. Coming out of the dark of a long winter. Coming after much Lenten preparation. […]

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    Homily for Good Friday

    Over the road, in Crown St, are some offices the homeless charity Shelter. Shelter – isn’t that what we’re seeking today, Good Friday? The shelter of divine charity.

     

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