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Retreat to remember Sister Clare

A week-long retreat to mark the anniversary of the death of Sister Clare Crockett, who died five years ago tomorrow, begins in Long Tower Church in Derry on Monday.

A Look of Love: Feeling the breath of God

In his latest book A Look of Love - Witnesses to Jesus, Belfast author Jim Deeds shares a series of imagined conversations, stories and poems based on the life of Jesus and his early followers. This extract, inspired by the resurrection and John 20:19-22, brings readers into the presence of the risen Christ

A Look of Love: The Crucifixion

In his latest book A Look of Love - Witnesses to Jesus, Belfast author Jim Deeds shares a series of imagined conversations, stories and poems based on the life of Jesus and his early followers. This extract for Easter, inspired by Mark 15:21-41, brings readers face to face with the cross

The loneliness pandemic: the health of mind, body and soul is at stake

Former Presbyterian Moderator the Rev Dr Norman Hamilton has been thanked by Pope Francis for his contribution to Faith matters and his observations on the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti. In this article, he argues that while vaccines offer a way out of our Covid-19 prisons, there is no simple cure for another modern public health crisis - loneliness. We all have a part to play in addressing it, he says

Pope Francis: Prepare to be amazed at Easter

A fresh surge in Covid-19 cases in Italy means that, for the second year in a row, Easter will be celebrated in a socially-distanced manner and without the traditional crowds in St Peter's Square.