a little bit

August 1, 2020

What the boy brings seems so insignificant in the face of the problem: “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many…

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Ignatius of Loyola

July 31, 2020

We ignore our feelings at our peril. However the feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment…

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the potter

July 30, 2020

“Others do not create problems for us; Others make us aware of the problems we have…

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the teenagers

July 29, 2020

I saw Martha and Mary as a couple of teenagers with their younger brother coping with the absence of their parents…

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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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