This section will continue to expand so as to provide a variety of devotional materials for individual and/or group use.
How to use
These meditations are designed for use by individuals. They could, however, be adapted for use by groups – suggestions are given in brackets below. In this case the group should have clear ground rules to ensure, for example, that confidentiality is maintained and that participants do not feel pressurised into disclosing aspects of their personal life. The final step of ‘Promise’ is best treated as a private, individual action between each participant and God.
At intervals in the meditations there are opportunities for your personal reflection. You may like to have a pen and notebook at hand to jot down your thoughts.
Miracles of Jesus
This section in the Holy Faith website comprises meditations on some of the signs or miracles of Jesus. More meditations will be added in due course.
Biblical references are included in brackets in the text.· Other references are listed at the end of each meditation.
Scripture quotations are mostly from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. The initials NRSV are used at the end of these quotations.
A few quotations are from the Jerusalem Bible, copyright © 1966 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc.· The words Jerusalem Bible are used at the end of these quotations.
Water into wine at Cana
Use your own words to offer this meditation to God.
Read John 2:1-11.
Cana of Galilee
There are two sites which could have been the location of the Cana of Galilee mentioned in St John’s Gospel. One is Kafr Cana which lies four miles northeast of Nazareth. This is the traditional site of Cana in Galilee and there is a small Franciscan church on the site commemorating the miracle.