beauty
beauty

beauty

In gratitude to Roger Scruton for his work, and as a prayer for his eternal experience of the fulness of beauty, I share one of his best-known video teachings.

beauty spot

beauty spot

Just after 8 each weekday morning the NZ Concert Program features a few minutes highlighted as the day's "Beauty Spot". These minutes regularly include some of the most...

hope for a church

hope for a church

As I prepare to leave the Hurunui after six years I am aware of the great needs of Christian communities in rural New Zealand. If one of our large Christchurch churches...

new Hurunui era

new Hurunui era

I want to share with Food For Faith readers a great grace, a sign of hope that I experienced this weekend in the Catholic community of the Hurunui. We are a small...

tasting beauty

tasting beauty

Last weekend the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch took the decision to restore their earthquake-damaged Cathedral. While a decision about the future of the...

Sunday beauty

Sunday beauty

Today we are in a very beautiful place. I had the privilege of living not too far from here in the town of Cheviot for several years and today we are surrounded by the...

in whose eye ?

in whose eye ?

A question: Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? In recent days I have watched a couple of videos from Brian Holdsworth who  is passionate about getting the message of...

the art of JMH

the art of JMH

The response to my post yesterday marking the death of Christchurch priest Monsignor James Harrington was both overwhelming and moving. Many readers were touched to...

Mgr. Harrington RIP

Mgr. Harrington RIP

It is with sadness this morning that we have learnt of the death of Monsignor James Harrington PA. Monsignor Jim, as he was widely and affectionately known, became a...

begin with beauty

begin with beauty

The Lectionary for Sunday liturgy used by Catholics and many other Christian denominations gives us the opportunity to be united in prayer and to be nourished by the...

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with gratitude

with gratitude

And then I started to remember. I remembered places, events, problems and people

moving toward

moving toward

slow food and drink with people I love and trust, hours rich with conversation and love

life-giving law

life-giving law

Christianity is not a collection of truths to be believed, of rules to be followed, or of prohibitions.

the power of love

the power of love

As a person grows up they want to liberate themselves and become free and adult

crooked lines

crooked lines

God delights in writing straight with the crooked lines of our lives.