discernment
Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola

We ignore our feelings at our peril. However the feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.

living? maybe not!

living? maybe not!

It’s the feast of Ignatius Loyola today and he has helped me to see that my fears and compulsions often tragically lead me to go through days and weeks as if I’m at least half asleep

listen

listen

It’s no surprise that any of us when making a decision might struggle to separate the noise and clamour of others’ opinions from the voice of God

stars & faith & life

stars & faith & life

Br. Guy went well beyond the expectations of these young people with profound reflections on life and love, hope and joy and discernment of life choices.

tuned in to God

tuned in to God

We find happiness in life when we are tuned to the voice of God. How can we do this in the midst of the many noises that surround and bombard us?

good vs evil

good vs evil

Life in relationship with Jesus Christ is not a life of comfort. Life with Jesus is an adventure. This is because we humans are not made not for comfort but for...

the crowd

the crowd

At this weekend's liturgy we spend more time than usual listening to the scriptures. There's an extra gospel reading right at the beginning of Mass with the palm...

in great company

in great company

It was a delight to spend time last night with five of our six seminarians for the diocese of Christchurch at Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland, and later in the evening...

what to do?

what to do?

A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to take part in the annual Hearts Aflame gathering of 100 young NZ Catholics aged between 18 & 35. I was asked to share a few...

how to be happy

how to be happy

The great challenge at the heart of human life is the discernment of what will lead us to greater intimacy with God, and what will lead us away from this life-giving...

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real & essential

H easy it is for humans to forget what is essential and to become preoccupied with what is less necessary and even trivial.

a new month

a new month

Knowing that we are held in God’s loving embrace in every moment we have no need to turn to superstition

THE sign

THE sign

The Sign of the Cross is not simply a tidy way of beginning and ending times of prayer, but a prayer in itself

fully alive

fully alive

Jesus did not make the disciples into uniformed robots capable of satisfying little more than the letter or religious law