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fr Haavar Simon Nilsen is a son of the French Province, resident in his native Norway. He studied for a masters degree in Applied Theology at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Samson and Delilah, Book of Judges, chapter 16 The history of Samson and Delilah has fascinated readers throughout the ages. Peter

Reading: Genesis chapter 34, The Rape of Dinah The dramatic story of Dinah is one where hermeneutics will have much to

Dominicans from the French Studentate on a guided tour at Chevetogne

Readings: Acts 14:5-18; Psalm 115; John 14:21-26 There are times when the Gospel seems to be closed off, days when I have to twist

Homily given on the Isle of Iona (where Br Haavar has been on retreat), Sunday 29th April: Readings: Acts 4:8-12; Psalm

Readings: Isaiah 42:1-7; Psalm 27; John 12:1-11When Norwegians participate in surveys and are asked to describe their habits on different

Readings: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 The days are coming, says Jeremiah, when there will be no need

Readings: Daniel 3:25-43, Psalm 25, Matthew 18:21-35. It is easy to get confused in our Christian life. We are so close

Readings: Acts 10; Psalm 98; 1 Jn 4; Gospel John 15:9-17Homily held for the 9.30 community at Blackfriars, Oxford. The readings

Readings: Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19, Luke 11:29-32 Jonah isn’t very successful as a prophet I would say. Both before

When speaking of the Catholic Church in Norway, we soon discover that we are dealing with two rather distinct periods

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