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Great Reading today from St. Cyril of Alexandria (Office of Readings)

In joyful anticipation of Pentecost Sunday here is a reflection from St. John's Gospel by St. Cyril of Alexandria.

After Christ had completed his mission on earth, it still remained necessary for us to become sharers in the divine nature of the Word. We had to give up our own life and be so transformed that we would begin to live an entirely new kind of life that would be pleasing to God. This was something we could do only by sharing in the Holy Spirit.   It was most fitting that the sending of the Spirit and his descent upon us should take place after the departure of Christ our Saviour. As long as Christ was with them in the flesh, it must have seemed to believers that they possessed every blessing in him; but when the time came for him to ascend to his heavenly Father, it was necessary for him to be united through his Spirit to those who worshipped him, and to dwell in our hearts through faith. Only by his own presence within us in this way could he give us confidence to cry o…

Retreat Information Update

I am working on getting all of the quotes inserted into the presentations I gave at the Women's Retreat last weekend. I should have everything finished up by Monday of next week.

Great Article on Forming Healthy Relationships

Check out this Healthy Relationships from Spirit Daily. Great reflection on the need for boundaries and healthy relationships.