Food for Faith

If you are seeking maturity in faith, you might find these reflections helpful. Talks, lectures, retreats, and other reflections from Fr John O’Connor.

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Sr. Leonie O’Neill RSM (Funeral Homily)

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Sr. Leonie O'Neill RSM (Funeral Homily)
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Thirty years ago I contacted Leonie because of her reputation for knowing how to teach people to communicate. Over the years since she became a good friend and this afternoon I had the privilege of celebrating her Funeral Mass. I am happy to share here the homily I gave at Leonie’s funeral. Thank you also to Michael Collins, organist at Leonie’s funeral.

in recovery

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in recovery
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Too often religion is used to justify attacks on bad behaviour. Here’s a different perspective: our acknowledged sin is our capacity for Jesus. This awareness is the birth of real self-esteem.

Holy Ground

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Holy Ground
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This podcast reflects on the call of Moses: “Take off your shoes Moses, for the ground you stand on is holy ground.”  Take a moment with this reflection to consider that you are standing on holy ground today.

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breathe again

breathe again

Sometimes when I don’t feel like praying I simply become aware of my breathing.

Assumption

Assumption

Humans too often make the fatal mistake of separating body and soul.

Mary MacKillop

Mary MacKillop

Saints are not saints because they have achieved self-mastery or psychological wholeness. It is not even avoidance of sin that makes a saint so.

teach me

teach me

If you’re like me there are a dozen and more things pressing for centre space in your life