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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into great silence

October 6, 2020

In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready…

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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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the way forward

September 7, 2020

We are not our own centre. Only when we let God take central place in our lives can we live fully…

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the method

September 6, 2020

‘For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them…

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just call

September 5, 2020

Jesus is a respecter of our freedom, usually preferring to wait for us to invite him before he makes himself known…

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growing young

September 4, 2020

When I pass through the entrance gates of Monumentale I’m always a bit nervous wondering how this visit will change me, what priorities will shift for me…

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hope at dawn

September 3, 2020

Sometimes feelings of uncertainty fill us with anxiety, but the fact that we feel this is a sign that we are engaged with reality…

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solid food

September 2, 2020

The growth that healthy humans seek is not simply a random expansion in every direction driven by disordered human appetites…

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