Christ the King

November 21, 2020

The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective…

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All Souls

November 2, 2020

By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved, what they feared, what they hoped for and what they hated…

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All Saints

November 1, 2020

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…

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Halloween

October 31, 2020

Too often our proclamation of the Good News has little to do with Jesus Christ, and and is reduced to a moral and legal code focussed on rules, regulations and obligations…

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Luke

October 18, 2020

You might like to try reading through the Gospel of Luke and then pick up the Acts of the Apostles which continues where the Gospel of Luke leaves off…

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a long night

October 15, 2020

The emotional and therefore spiritual life of a person requires more fully matured senses, not childish undeveloped senses like the psalmist’s idols who  “have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see…

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prophetic hope

October 11, 2020

We feel bound to disagree with these prophets of misfortune who are forever forecasting calamity…

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beads & thumbs

October 7, 2020

And then there were most other times when I realised that I had got to the end of a decade or even through the five decades and realised that my mind had been all over the place the entire time…

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follow

September 21, 2020

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, speaking to you and using your name, and calling you by name to follow…

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yes, alright.

September 7, 2020

Late this afternoon Fr. Kevin Clark, priest of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, completed his earthly pilgrimage…

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Mary MacKillop

August 8, 2020

Saints are not saints because they have achieved self-mastery or psychological wholeness. It is not even avoidance of sin that makes a saint so…

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Transfiguration

August 6, 2020

Today’s feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus recalls the open door between earthly ordinariness and divine eternity…

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in God’s gaze

August 4, 2020

God’s gaze on me is the heart of prayer. God does all the work – and I am transformed…

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