desiring desire

desiring desire

The Our Father is the best known Christian prayer and is the prayer that all Christians can pray together. Contained in the prayer is the heart of today's gospel: forgive us as we forgive others. "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As...

desiring desire

desiring desire

The Our Father is the best known Christian prayer and is the prayer that all Christians can pray together. Contained in the prayer is the heart of today's gospel: forgive us as we forgive others. "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As...

Feast of the Assumption

The pope is on vacation at the moment. However for the past five years (since his election) he has celebrated the feast of the Assumption at the parish church of Castel Gandolfo just south of Rome.Here is his homily from last year.HOLY MASS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE...

Carmelite interview

While reading for the previous blog entry I came across these inspiring Youtube clips from our own Carmelite community in Christchurch. Tap the link to see the interviews.Christchurch secondary school teacher Joseph Houghtoninterviewed Sr Cushla in July 2008 for a DVD...

saint or sinner?

I am always saddened when well-known people are pushed into the headlines for inappropriate behaviour. Fifty years ago no one would have known. But today every word and action, every text and email is open to public scrutiny.One of the tragic elements is that it is...

a break

I'm taking a break from study for a few days - and a break from the computer. So I won't update here until Saturday.I hear spring has arrived in NZ!John