my inmost calm

my inmost calm

If you didn't read my request yesterday could I ask that before you read today's reflection you take a moment to complete the brief evaluation. Your comments will determine whether this Food For Faith mission has a future. Our direction and development is dependant on...

lots of weather

I once heard a visitor to New Zealand say that New Zealanders always seem to be talking about the weather. It's not true of course, we don't always talk about weather, but many of our conversations do begin with a weather comment.Several people from home have emailed...

sabbatical update (newsletter note)

a note for Parish NewsletterSt Therese of Lisieux, Chatham Islands Our Lady of Victories, SockburnSunday 30 May 2010Last Sunday we celebrated Pentecost. Pentecost is fifty days after Easter (the Greek word for Pentecost is ‘fifty’: seven times seven weeks, and the...

slow food

It doesn't take much to get me thinking about food and wine.Much of the time I succumb to the smash, grab, bolt and run approach. I smash into the packaging, grab a few ingredients and bolt the food so as not to be late for the next appointment. As I'm doing this I...

a luminous path: pope’s Pentecost homily

Some encouragement from Pope Benedict's Pentecost homily 2010.You can read the full homily in English by tapping here or on the imageA taster: the final paragraphs of the homily:At Pentecost the Holy Spirit is manifest as fire. His flame descended upon the assembled...