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Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola

Feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.

new life

new life

I’m welcoming this first National Matariki holiday celebrating new life and hope as the people of God in our land have for centuries.

planks & splinters

planks & splinters

We forget that when we point the finger at another, there are three fingers less visibly pointing to ourselves.

The natural response to such an overwhelming divine love is a personal conscious and active participation in the life of God.

Ascension

Ascension

Jesus does not make his way to some distant star. He enters into life with the living God… Hence he has not “gone away”

solidarity

solidarity

They labelled us “Solidarity” after the Polish trade-union movement. We liked the name and it stuck.

just practicing

just practicing

A homily for Good Shepherd Sunday 2022, from Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Timaru.

what’s the story

what’s the story

We walked into the Speight’s Bar where we found a quiet spot and picked up our pints

Homily Studio

Homily Studio

Join Kate Kearins, David Moxon, Manuel Beazley and Rosalie Connors with John O’Connor in preparation for Waitangi Sunday.

culture & faith

culture & faith

Today we mark 182 years since the first signatures were put to the Treaty of Waitangi on Thursday 6 February 1840.

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a week of feasting

a week of feasting

Abundant human life becomes possible only when lived in intimate relationship with God

follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.