without fear

June 28, 2020

The experiences that feel like death are very often more like a birth offering different opportunities and invitations…

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the pointer

June 24, 2020

instead of an aimless wandering from one attraction to the next, their new life had one single purpose…

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Lourdes

February 11, 2020

Pilgrimages to significant holy places were once an essential part of the life of the Christian. In the early Christian centuries every Christian was encouraged (and even expected) to journey to Jerusalem…

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culture & faith

February 6, 2020

Today we mark 180 years since the first signatures were put to the Treaty of Waitangi on Thursday 6 February 1840…

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Aquinas

January 28, 2020

Today, let’s pray for students who are returning to school for the new year, especially those who might be worried by a lack of academic ability…

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Australia Day

January 26, 2020

I’m a New Zealander living in New Zealand writing an Australia Day reflection. Our two nations are united by generations of friendship through good times and bad…

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Epiphany

January 4, 2020

We are not those who seek as much as we are those who have been found. And this central fact of our faith makes all the difference…

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two men

December 28, 2019

The scriptures given for today’s feast of the Holy Innocents presents us with two men, one a photocopy, the other an original…

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how sense-able

December 27, 2019

“The greatest joy in life is to feel Jesus Christ alive and beating in the flesh of your own thought and your own heart. All the rest is a swift illusion or dung…

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grace

December 23, 2019

A Grace before Dinner that you may find useful this Christmas…

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the messengers

December 23, 2019

In more recent years I have had to accept that God often uses people I don’t like too much as messengers…

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a higher power

December 22, 2019

We are not our own centre. We are dependant on a higher power for everything, even for every breath that we take. Only when we let God take central place in our lives can we live fully…

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visiting

December 21, 2019

Most often our days are filled with business catch-ups, or networking over a 50 minute coffee with the aim of building our earthly kingdoms…

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new appointment

December 20, 2019

Even when we don’t feel we are close to God the fact is that God remains present and active, even when life takes a new and unexpected turn as it is for me…

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