Ascension
Ascension

Ascension

The disciples do not feel abandoned. They do not consider Jesus to have disappeared far away but are convinced of a new presence of Jesus.

up up and away?

up up and away?

A couple of years ago I led a retreat for priests in a beautiful part of the Australian countryside. I had a few hours in Sydney on the way over from Christchurch so I...

Ascension

Ascension

This weekend in New Zealand, and in many other parts of the world, we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of the Lord. In some other places the feast is still marked...

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