Tag Archives: Our Father

Who art in Heaven

As we finish the first line of the Lord’s Prayer, the question on my mind is why the locator? Why ‘in heaven’? Pope Benedict XVI says: This word ‘our’ also gives us the key to understanding the words that come … Continue reading

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Our Father

The prayer begins with two words – but what a wealth of meaning our teachers have found in those two words: Our Father. The first point is that we approach God as a community. Even when we pray this prayer … Continue reading

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As Jesus taught us, so we pray

My parish priest is fond of pointing out that St Benedict included the Lord’s Prayer three times in his Office for his monks; once in the morning, once in the evening, and once at Mass. This is the prayer that … Continue reading

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