Community of the Passion News & Reflections

810, 2018

Church and campesinos in Colombia

Church and campesinos in Colombia 8th October 2018 Richard Solly is a member of Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Co-ordinator of London Mining Network. He is also a member of St Thomas More Catholic parish in [...]

609, 2018

‘I was a Stranger and You made me Welcome’

‘I was a Stranger and You made me Welcome’ 6th September 2018 “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected [...]

1007, 2018

The Value of Faith and Doubt

The Value of Faith and Doubt 10th July 2018 Passionists work in often challenging and even isolated pastoral contexts – gathering together to pray and share can be a life-giving source of inspiration.  And so [...]

2205, 2018

Spotlight on Richard Solly

Richard is Co-ordinator of London Mining Network, author of ‘Bright Wings’ and a member of the Community of the Passion. What is one word that you would use to describe yourself? Human. What one memory [...]

404, 2018

Forgetting and remembering the parenthood of God – John Thornhill

Recently I was on a flight, sitting in a row of seats with two new parents and their baby boy. He was about four months old and this was his first flight. Naturally, his parents [...]

404, 2018

On Good Friday – Nicholas Postlethwaite

Someone asks: “Why do we call today GOOD Friday rather than bad Friday…? Two thoughts occur…... I am struck re-reading John’s account of the Passion with the simple starkness of the reply of Jesus to Pilate [...]

603, 2018

Why I do what I do – Richard Solly

I am sometimes asked whether I, or the organisation I work for, have a theory of change. I usually answer that I do not know what one is. I am more attracted by the language [...]

1201, 2018

Emmanuel ‘God is with us’ – John Thornhill

John Thornhill (Passionist Worker) In a very tender and intimate way, the story of Christmas describes an extraordinary feature of Christian belief: the ‘self-emptying’ of the divine nature by Christ in the Incarnation. The writer [...]

3008, 2017

Near or Far Away: Discovering God – John Thornhill

In an episode, aptly entitled “Hell” of the cult Irish TV series “Father Ted”; Ted and his curate Dougal are enduring a dismal rain-soaked holiday together in a tiny, cramped caravan. To ease the boredom [...]

805, 2017

Between the Cross and the Resurrection – John Sherrington

Between the Cross and the Resurrection - John Sherrington To all intents and purposes, by that ninth hour of that Friday before the feast of Passover began, the Jerusalem hierarchy and oligarchy, [...]