Lord, inspire me to read your Scriptures
and to meditate upon them day and night.
I beg you to give me real understanding of what I read,
that I in turn may put its precepts into practice.
Yet, I know that understanding and good intentions are worthless,
unless rooted in your graceful love.
So I ask that the words of Scripture may also be not just signs on a page,
but channels of grace into my heart. Amen.
(Origen, AD c.184-c.254)
I'm Kieran O'Mahony OSA, Augustinian friar and biblical scholar, currently assisting in Donnybrook parish (Dublin).
The goal of this website is to open people's minds and hearts to the Word of God. The ordinary person experiences Scripture mostly through the readings at public worship. Accordingly, my own emphasis will be on the Sunday and daily readings as found in the Catholic lectionary. This is lectionary is not too different from the Revised Common Lectionary and my hope is that the resources found here might be used across the traditions.
A good deal of helpful material can be found in the menu under Bible+. Thanks for your visit.