Bible Sunday

Bible Sunday - 10th December 2017

A Conversation With God

“In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven lovingly comes to meet his children, and talks with them” Dei Verbum

 

  Resources for Bible Sunday from the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales  

 

 

 

“The Bible is the great story of the marvels of God’s mercy. Every one of its pages is steeped in the love of the Father who from the moment of creation wished to impress the signs of his love on the universe. Through the words of the prophets and the wisdom writings, the Holy Spirit shaped the history of Israel as a recognition of God’s tenderness and closeness, despite the people’s infidelity. Jesus’ life and preaching decisively marked the history of the Christian community, which has viewed its mission in terms of Christ’s command to be a permanent instrument of his mercy and forgiveness (cf. Jn 20:23). Through Sacred Scripture, kept alive by the faith of the Church, the Lord continues to speak to his Bride, showing her the path she must take to enable the Gospel of salvation to reach everyone. I greatly desire that God’s word be increasingly celebrated, known and disseminated, so that the mystery of love streaming from this font of mercy may be ever better understood. As the Apostle tells us clearly: “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16).
It would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused. It would be a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people. Creative initiatives can help make this an opportunity for the faithful to become living vessels for the transmission of God’s word. Initiatives of this sort would certainly include the practice of lectio divina, so that the prayerful reading of the sacred text will help support and strengthen the spiritual life. Such a reading, centred on themes relating to mercy, will enable a personal experience of the great fruitfulness of the biblical text – read in the light of the Church’s spiritual tradition – and thus give rise to concrete gestures and works of charity.” Pope Francis, Misericordia et Misera, 7

 

 

ENGAGE WITH THE BIBLE DAILY 

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Daily reflections
Very short daily reflections on the gospel by Bishop Robert Barron sent to your email (takes 2-5 minutes) Read more
 



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Sacred Space
Running for 18 years this daily prayer and reflection on the daily gospel has a Jesuit approach finding a prayerful reflective place from which to read the scripture. Run by the Irish Jesuits and Loyola Press. (Takes 5-10 minutes) Read more
 

 

Pray as you Go

Pray as you Go
A daily prayer session from the Jesuits, de- signed for use on portable MP3 players and phones, to help you pray whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.  A new prayer session is produced every day. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bi- ble-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.  Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. Also available as an App
 



 

ENGAGE WITH THE BIBLE WEEKLY

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The Wednesday Gospel Webinar
Specially for our diocese Sr Hyacinthe from Sway in the New Forest reflects in depth on the upcoming Sunday Gospel and offers formation in faith through Holy Scripture. Join the webinar on a Wednesday evening to join the con- versation or listen to the podcast at your convenience.
Takes 50 minutes to an hour. Join the webinar or listen to it on itunes
 



Torch
 
Torch

Torch seeks to share inspiring Catholic preaching from the Dominican Friars.
They publish a homily for every Sunday of the year to fit with the readings at Mass, plus additional sermons on other important liturgical days. (takes 5- 10 minutes) Read more
 



St Paul Center
 
St Paul Center
Weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel from Dr. Scott Hahn from the St Paul Center. (takes 3-5 minutes) Read more
 



 

 

Contact

Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau OP, Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, St Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington, SO41 8NH - Tel: 01590 681 874 - email:  ffm @ portsmouthdiocese.org.uk  

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