be the first

November 30, 2018

If we follow Christ we experience freedom. With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion. In this way we followers become leaders…

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a greater power

November 27, 2018

If you are following the gospel readings this week you might find them a bit fearsome with their focus on the end of this earthly world. But something much better is being offered to us…

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Christ the King

November 24, 2018

It is very desirable that we should all advance to that perfection of love in which we shall fear no longer; but it is very undesirable, until we have reached that stage, that we should allow any inferior agent to…

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three journeys

November 24, 2018

We often hear about the journey of life. Here is a piece from Robert Wicks suggesting not one but three journeys in a fully lived life. I found this very helpful and am happy to share it with you…

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Advent online

November 16, 2018

One of the highlights of the Food For Faith year is the popular Lent and Advent reflections giving people the opportunity to sign up for daily email encouragement. Food For Faith is now offering an online retreat for ADVENT 2018…

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armistice

November 10, 2018

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 World War I concluded with an armistice. The hope was that this was the end of the war to end all wars, but the century that…

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church beauty

November 9, 2018

We call things beautiful when they reveal to us their inner essence, their reality as understood in the mind of God, who knows no untruth and inspires people to act toward the Good…

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facing demons

November 7, 2018

I’m happy to receive regular social media updates from Dr. Robert Wicks and this week one of his reflections began “The darkness we experience in life often tells just as much about us as it does about what we…

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Guy Fawkes

November 5, 2018

We know that future generations will look back on us as primitive for treating explosives as a domestic treat…

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centred

November 3, 2018

If you’re like me there are a dozen and more things pressing for centre space in your life. While some of these things are unhealthy compulsions and temptations…

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being real

November 3, 2018

Somewhere we picked up the false idea that highs mean happy and lows mean sad…

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All Souls

November 2, 2018

The image above is of my parents’ grave, and the green cross rested on my father’s coffin during his Funeral Mass…

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All Saints

November 1, 2018

On this day, the feast of All Saints, in the year 1541, Michaelangelo‘s Last Judgement was unveiled on the rear wall of the Sistine Chapel. There was no coincidence in the date: the feast of All Saints was a…

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glass half full

October 30, 2018

While a scooter used recklessly may cause carnage, the person of hope will be able to see the beauty and possibilities offered by a new initiative…

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Bono & Eugene

October 25, 2018

When a young person dies from illness or accident it is hard for us to see past the tragedy. When an elderly person of faith dies we can be helped to understand that all death is an invitation to fuller…

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