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Christ is risen! He is truly risen!

The NT Apocalypse repeatedly invites (admonishes?) us to listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. It was never more urgent. How do we do that and what is the Spirit saying? The feast invites four areas of reflection:

1. The Spirit and the future of the earth (service)
2. The Spirit and the (re)discovery of the Word of God (catechesis)
3. The Spirit and Christian meditation (spirituality)
4. The Spirit and the community of faith, the Church (community)

All four dimensions are connected. What is the church unless grounded in the Word and in the Spirit? What is the church for, unless for the service of all and, especially today, of our threatened world?  

I draw your attention to the Ecumenical Bible Week 2019 below. It starts this week with breakfast in St Paul's Arran Quay at 7.00 - 8.15 on Monday. 

June 10 @ 7:00 am - 8:15 am
Saint Paul’s Church, 19 Arran Quay, Smithfield 
Dublin, D07 KX66 Ireland + Google Map

"Come and have breakfast"
Presenter A: Bryan Shortall OFM Cap
Presenter B: Seán Mullan

  1. Pentecost Sunday, C19 Complete notes (PDF)
Gospel notes only (audio)
Gospel notes only (Portable)
2. Scripture Summer School 2019
Jessie Rogers, Sean Goan and Kieran O'Mahony
June 17-21

Finding New Life in Old Songs
Hearing the Old Testament poets and prophets in a new key
Jessie Rogers

These are written so you may have life in his name
The Gospel of John, a sign for tomorrow’s church
Seán Goan

The First Christian History: the Acts of the Apostles
Learning today from the very first generations
Kieran O'Mahony
To see details and to  book, click here
3. Some inspiration
For a contemporary setting of Veni Creator Spiritus, you could try the version by Arvo Pärt, beautifully sung by the Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova of Copenhagen. More traditionally, here is a moving performance of Victoria's Veni Sancte Spiritus, by Ensemble Plus Ultra.

Wishing you every blessing in this holy season,      

   Kieran O'Mahony, OSA

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