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the year’s beginning

the year’s beginning

One month ago today I was beginning 2024 with 150 young Catholics aged between 18 & 35. 

blessing

blessing

May the Lord uncover his face to you, and give you peace

in the field

in the field

Such wise people have reflected on their life experience enough to know that while a peaceful and perfect day is welcome, we are most connected with others and therefore with God (we could also say most connected with God and therefore with others), when we live a struggle together.

All Souls

All Souls

By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved

revolutionaries

revolutionaries

On this feast of All Saints in 1541 Michaelangelo‘s Last Judgement was unveiled on the rear wall of the Sistine Chapel.

Halloween

Halloween

Notice the positive difference in your day when you seek to meet Jesus in every unwelcome encounter.

walking together

walking together

Whenever priests meet the highlight is the personal conversations over slow food and drink especially when struggles and failures are shared with honesty and humility. There is laughter too, much laughter

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam

If you are ready for a broader faith perspective you might appreciate this offering – something a little different

seeking & calling

seeking & calling

In every encounter, local and afar, with people of every age and at every stage of life, the struggles and joys of people are remarkably similar.

ahead of grace ?

ahead of grace ?

Both readings are personal favourites and every time I hear them and ponder them these texts speak to me in new and powerful ways.

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to forgive

to forgive

We all struggle to forgive those who have hurt us and those we love.

here and now

here and now

In Jesus God is where we are, here and now. Speak to him. Listen for him.

not very Christian

not very Christian

Without this relationship we become for our world a reactive presence rather than an original presence.

call to maturity

call to maturity

The two sons represent two immature ways of relating to God: rebellion and childish obedience.

a-maze-ing

a-maze-ing

The crooked lines of our lives, when lived and walked and breathed in God, leads to the freedom of which we dream.