Advent
Gaudete

Gaudete

The mind and heart is drawn to Christ who desires to remove all our anxiety…all we need to do is to ask.

pre-prayering

pre-prayering

As we make this Advent journey, walking together, set a few minutes at least a couple of times every day to practice recognising God

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:

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I was especially happy yesterday to, along with other priests, receive an email from scriptures scholar Kath Rushton

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a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin