The miracle of the loaves and fishes, often referred to as the ‘Feeding of the 5,000’ is found in all four of the gospels. (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-15) In the story, Christ borrowed some loaves and fishes from a little boy, blessed and broke them, and then miraculously used them to … Continue reading The Multiplication of the Loaves (John 6:1-15)
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The story of the burial of Christ in a garden tomb is told most vividly in the Gospel of John, although it’s covered in the other gospels too (Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56). Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea - who were secret disciples of Christ - came to help remove, anoint and bury his … Continue reading The Burial of Christ (John 19:38-42)
Abigail is perhaps one of the less well-known heroines of the Bible. The story of how her quick-thinking saved the day is found in the first book of Samuel. She was married to a wealthy farmer called Nabal, who despite his riches was a harsh man who lacked common sense. By contrast, Scripture tells us … Continue reading Abigail foresees David’s future (1 Samuel 25:1-42)
Rebekah is a central figure in one of the great family dramas of the Bible. She was the wife of Isaac and the mother of twin boys - Esau and Jacob. She was also a distant ancestor of Christ. Her story is found in the book of Genesis, which explains how Abraham sent his servant … Continue reading Rebekah at the well (Genesis 24:1-67)
Rachel was one of the great women of the Old Testament. She was the daughter of Laban and worked as a shepherdess, caring for her father’s flock. Rachel and her family lived in the land of the east, where Abraham had grown up. She met her husband Jacob at a well while watering her sheep … Continue reading Rachel the Shepherdess (Genesis 29:1-30)
This remarkable ‘Joseph’ window tells almost the entire story of the lives of both Joseph and St Joseph, the foster-father of Christ. Various events from the life of Joseph are paired with similar events in the later life of St Joseph. This is because one was understood to foreshadow the other. The window, which is by Hardmans, dates to 1882 and is found within the rosary shrine of Our Lady & St Dominic, London.
During the time of the Judges - the first rulers of Israel - the land was often invaded by the Midianites. These raiders from the south regularly stole livestock and destroyed crops. To deal with this situation, God sent an angel to visit Gideon the son of Joash. Greeting him as a “mighty warrior”, the … Continue reading Gideon and his fleece (Judges 6:1-40)