children
simple & sense-able

simple & sense-able

The wise and learned character in this ancient tale is not any of the sycophantic subjects of the ruler, but the child

first things first

first things first

In my class with the seminarians this morning I reflected on the importance of keeping perspective. Then I left the class and lost perspective completely.

maturing faith

maturing faith

"...This is different. This isn’t the same as the Easter bunny. This is mature. This is chilling. This is important. This isn’t something that is trivial, and is not...

bye, bye, lully, lullay

bye, bye, lully, lullay

Surrounded by presents and tinsel, peaceful nativity scenes and Christmas goodwill, it is easy to forget the full reality of the Christmas event. December 28, the feast...

kids or cats & dogs

kids or cats & dogs

At his early morning Mass (for Vatican workers & others) Pope Francis often uses vivid images in his preaching. Here's an example from his encouragement yesterday...

bye bye, lully lullay

bye bye, lully lullay

Surrounded by presents and tinsel, peaceful nativity scenes and Christmas goodwill, it is easy to forget the full reality of the Christmas event. Today's feast of the...

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living abundantly

living abundantly

I’m in Auckland this week offering sessions for anyone who is interested. I hope to see you. Share the word and bring a friend.

moving ahead

moving ahead

The discipline of daily writing keeps me alert to the presence and action of Jesus in my life every day.

the seekers

the seekers

If the Magi had settled for seeking creature comforts, they would never have encountered the Lord.

truth seeking

truth seeking

A faith that is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good

a conversation

a conversation

a podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O’Connor