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holy & innocent

holy & innocent

The homelessness of Mary, Joseph and their child Jesus may have lasted several years

prayer & reality

prayer & reality

In this reflection I share some of the most helpful advice ever given to me about prayer. I hope you find it as encouraging as I have.

a room alone

a room alone

“All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability to sit quietly in a room alone”

New Year blessing

New Year blessing

A New Year prayer from today's first reading, set beautifully to music by John Rutter.

remembering

remembering

As a preparation for this November month of the Holy Souls you might appreciate this interview on life and death based on my own experience at the time of the deaths of my parents.

Monty’s call

Monty’s call

By happy coincidence I have spent time this week in the same course of study as a couple of dozen seminarians from the U.S. I have been inspired by their vocations stories and their enthusiasm

breadth of life

breadth of life

This is the last of the three conversations with Vatican Astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ on his visit to Christchurch earlier in the week.

stars & faith & life

stars & faith & life

Br. Guy went well beyond the expectations of these young people with profound reflections on life and love, hope and joy and discernment of life choices.

the bigger picture

the bigger picture

Here is the first of my conversations with Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ, Vatican Astronomer on his visit to Christchurch this week.

pray to sleep

pray to sleep

A ten minute audio prayer for bedtime. Relax, press play, and pray to sleep.

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just be perfect

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in recovery

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something greater

something greater

I like Jonah. I understand him. I get his reluctance. I feel his fear. I can even read his mind