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Meer is in U!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Robert Eccles teases out the meaning of the Sermon on the Mount, and he considers the charge that it is impractical or unrealistic. Read more

Eternally Servant and Lord

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter (C)  |  Fr Robert Eccles ponders Jesus's example of authority and leadership in today's readings.  Read more

The Scandal of the Mass

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Robert Eccles considers the shocking language and imagery of the Eucharist, and explains the wisdom of God that is thus revealed in the Mass. Read more

Words about The Word

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent  |  Fr Robert Eccles ponders on the grace of preaching and the power of words. Read more

Homily at the Requiem Mass of Fr John (Malachy) Clune O.P.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Road to Emmaus: Luke 24:13–35  |  Fr Robert Eccles preaches on the Friar Preacher's friendship with one another and with the Risen Lord who is our Friend.  Read more

God makes a home in us

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Sixth Sunday of Easter. Fr Robert Eccles preaches on the meaning of home, controversy and household of faith. Read more

So great was their joy

Sunday, May 04, 2003

Third Sunday of Easter. Fr Robert Eccles preaches on the joy of the resurrection and the wounds of the risen Christ. Read more

A Ruined Vineyard

Sunday, October 06, 2002

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Eccles preaches without neglecting the sounds of violence and war. Read more

A Dancing God

Sunday, December 17, 2000

Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday). Fr Robert Eccles preaches on the third Sunday of Advent in the chapel of HM Prison at Leicester. Read more

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