Advent
our default setting

our default setting

So much that is taught and written about prayer serves only to convince us that prayer is a complex project to be mastered.

the unexpected

the unexpected

Many of life’s greatest blessings come to us in unexpected ways, at unexpected times and through unexpected people and events.

a new direction

a new direction

Repentance means not only turning from what is bad, but also from many things that are good, but just not for us at this time

busy ?

busy ?

In the midst of the extra demands of this month, the Season of Advent beginning today offers a timely way to stay happy and centred when everything else threatens to steal our healthy perspective.

Advent online

Advent online

FFF’s Advent Online daily email reflections begin Sunday morning 1 December, the first day of Advent. Make sure you’re signed up, and share this invitation with anyone you think might be interested.

be the first

be the first

If we follow Christ we experience freedom. With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion. In this way we followers become leaders.

ultimate journey

ultimate journey

Welcome to Food For Faith for Advent. Even though we don't begin Advent until this Sunday I'm thinking ahead, especially because I'm celebrating Mass and preaching at...

Angelus Sunday

Angelus Sunday

If I were to give this Sunday the Fourth Sunday of Advent a name, I would designate it as Angelus Sunday. Here's why:

a few more sleeps

a few more sleeps

It's only a few more sleeps until Christmas. You might find this three minute Food For Faith Youtube clip encouraging in the midst of pre-Christmas busyness.

Gaudete

Gaudete

Many people are surprised to learn that the celebration of the Mass before the changes following the Second Vatican included much more scripture than the form of Mass...

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bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.