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A Baptism for Repentance

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord. Fr Dermot Morrin preaches on how Jesus's baptism shows forth his identity and his mission. Read more

Unsealing the Fountain of Baptism

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (A)  |  Fr David Goodill reflects on how Jesus changes the relationship of all peoples to water. Read more

Cleaving the Darkness

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Baptism of the Lord (C)  |  Fr Aidan Nichols draws on the teaching of the Fathers of the Church to explain that the paradox of the Lord's Baptism, like the Cross, reveals the extent of God's love for mankind.  Read more

A Strange Feast

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Baptism of the Lord. fr Dominic Ryan helps us to see the significance of Jesus' baptism by John. Read more

Mercy and Loyalty

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Baptism of the Lord. fr Richard brings out the full significance of St Mark's account of the the Baptism of the Lord by showing us how Jesus Christ reveals the Father's mercy and loyalty.  Read more

Baptising Jesus

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Baptism of the Lord. Fr Peter Clarke tells us how Jesus identifies with the lowly in His baptism. Read more

Adopted Children

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Baptism of the Lord. Fr Dominic White helps us to understand what it means to be adopted Children of God. Read more

A New Beginning

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Baptism of the Lord. Fr Richard Ounsworth explores the relationship between Christ's identity and his mission. Read more

Let Us Be Buried With Christ

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Baptism of the Lord. Fr John Patrick Kenrick ponders on the meaning of Christ's baptism. Read more

The Desert Becomes a City

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baptism of the Lord. Fr Timothy Calvert sees the holiness of Jesus spilling into the streets.  Read more

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