By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved, what they feared, what they hoped for and what they hated.
A life lived abundantly will touch the reality of suffering and death daily.
The experiences that feel like death are very often more like a birth offering different opportunities and invitations.
The storm exposes our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits, and priorities.
I have often quoted the High School principal who when asked to name the specific reason for the existence of her school responded: “We exist to prepare our students for death.”
We spend most of our lives running from death and the daily moments that feel deathly. We do our best to avoid such uncomfortable realities and expend time, energy and resources trying to avoid anything that hints at death.
Grief is the price we pay for love, and this week the many family and friends who love and are loved by Fr. Graeme Blackburn have been gripped by grief at his tragic...
This week the End of Life Choice bill has been debated in the New Zealand parliament resulting in the decision to send the bill to Select Committee and consult citizens...
It is 40 years ago today that my paternal grandfather William O'Connor died. Grandad spent the last few weeks of his life not on the Gray's Corner Farm where he had...
Every week I spend time with people who are carrying the burden of grief. I know that there is little I can do or say to ease the pain. While I learnt some grief theory...
“In the present order of things, Divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations…”
The new wisdom of the Magi was that they now knew how to listen for and recognise the voice of Christ
This encounter which begins a life of intimacy with God, is the most fundamental need of every person.
This eve of a new year heralds a new dawn. Let us look expectantly to a new year, new joys, new possibilities
God never lets anything happen unless it serves for the growth and maturation of those He has called.