(Next week is One World Week - Prayers for Peace) God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. (Mother Teresa)

‘This is the sum of pity; do nothing to others that would cause you pain if done to you.’ (Hindu teaching)

It is not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them that is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

We will hear the gentle voice of Jesus saying ; “fear not I am with you”.

Of what good is the word of Christ without an example’ (Dostoyevsky)

"The heavens and the earth proclaim the greatness of God" (Psalm 88)

(Sunday last was Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Church) ‘I pray to thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within’ (Socrates)

We know of God’s presence through actions; by the actions of love, justice, truth, reconciliation, unselfishness and compassion.

(Sunday is a day of prayer for Vocations) ‘You choose because you are chosen, you choose because at the heart of your desire to love, you have found the heart of God searching for you’ (Irish Bishop's Conference)