Other Matters

A small Christmas story: "The Saviour born"

Various reflections, prayers, facts and information

Map 1: Israel at the time of Jesus Map 2: Galilee at the time of Jesus Map 3: Locations: Jesus' ministry


A prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola: "Work as if everything depends on you - because it does
Pray as if everything depends on God - Because it does"


Some interesing background material can be found at www.ccel.org including:

  • An Outline of the Story of Jesus using maps
  • Summary Definitions of the People, Places, Traditions etc. of the New Testament
  • The World in outline in New Testament Times
  • Time-line of Roman, Jewish and Christian events during the time of Jesus and the Early Church

The famous prologue by Miles Coverdale to his 1535 Coverdale Bible:

"It shall greatly help thee to understand Scripture, if thou mark, not onlywhat is spoken or written, but of whom, and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after"