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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.

Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola

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

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sky gazing

sky gazing

The disciples were full of joy at the Lord’s definitive departure. We would have expected the opposite.

farm time

farm time

Now there’s a sabbatical inspiration: learning to wait. Yes I might plant seeds, but God brings the harvest.

ponderings

ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home

an unexpected gift

an unexpected gift

Without a doubt the highlight of these days has been the response to my invitation

the peripheries

the peripheries

Jesus knows the peripheries of our heart, the peripheries of our soul, the peripheries of our society