diocesan priesthood
Monty’s call

Monty’s call

By happy coincidence I have spent time this week in the same course of study as a couple of dozen seminarians from the U.S. I have been inspired by their vocations stories and their enthusiasm

Vocations

Vocations

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also known as Good Shepherd Sunday (note the Gospel reading) and marked throughout the church as Vocations Sunday. As Vocations...

Vocations Sunday

Vocations Sunday

When did you last suggest to someone that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is celebrated...

life-long adventure

life-long adventure

As I come to the end of my summer semester of liturgical studies at the Liturgical Institute (Mundelein Seminary), I am grateful most of all for the robust vocational...

thinking next year

thinking next year

A few months ago I was speaking to a young person who said he hoped to know his plans for next year by the middle of this year. Since then a number of other people have...

one priest’s life

one priest’s life

Bishop Basil Meeking's Homily at Requiem Mass of Father Finian Conway St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral - 10th December, 2014. An era has ended with the death of Father Finian...

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd

When did you last suggest to someone that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is celebrated...

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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