church architecture
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...

beautiful churches

beautiful churches

Today’s feast of the Dedication of the Roman basilica of St. John Lateran might seem like a strange focus for a feast. It is however a timely feast for our Christchurch...

restoring beauty

restoring beauty

New Zealand has many very beautiful churches, however most of those which remain are very small and found in rural communities rather than in cities. I think of the six...

God’s Dwelling

God’s Dwelling

This week Bishop Barry Jones of the diocese of Christchurch New Zealand has published a substantial document God's Dwelling Place to help parishioners of the diocese to...

building a church ?

building a church ?

I know that a few parishes in the Christchurch Diocese are considering building (or restoring) parish churches to replace those destroyed or damaged by the Christchurch...

church building 102

church building 102

If you haven't yet had a chance to read the post "church building 101" you might like to take a few moments to do that before you savour the selection of video clips on...

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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

the blessing

the blessing

Nothing can take this peace from believers. Indeed, sufferings do not undermine but build up our hope,