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.

Food for Faith now offers three podcast series. View all podcasts >

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.

Ecumenism Alive

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Ecumenism Alive
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This podcast was first broadcast a couple of years ago, but for those of us who seek unity this is an encouraging thought based on the Our Father prayer and Jesus encouragement that we ASK.

Latest Blog Posts

sky gazing

sky gazing

The disciples were full of joy at the Lord’s definitive departure. We would have expected the opposite.

farm time

farm time

Now there’s a sabbatical inspiration: learning to wait. Yes I might plant seeds, but God brings the harvest.

ponderings

ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home

an unexpected gift

an unexpected gift

Without a doubt the highlight of these days has been the response to my invitation

the peripheries

the peripheries

Jesus knows the peripheries of our heart, the peripheries of our soul, the peripheries of our society