Easter
without fear

without fear

This path involves accepting the fact that I am not locked down, I have instead allowed my fears and anxieties to lock me up.

hope alive

hope alive

Each of us is called to rediscover in the Risen Christ the one who rolls back from our heart the heaviest of stones.  So let us first ask: What is the stone that I need to remove, what is its name?

with Easter joy

with Easter joy

Just as the earthquake shook the land at the moment of Jesus’ death, it was an earthquake that helped to bring our diocese to its knees nine years ago. This places us firmly with the first disciples of Jesus

rise up

rise up

Around the world in these Easter days hundreds of thousands of preachers have done their best to communicate the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus to hungry...

Easter

Easter

The bronze sculpture above will be recognised by many as the magnificent tabernacle doors from the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. These doors made by the...

Easter Morning

Easter Morning

It is before dawn on the first day of the week, still dark, and I am just prayed Morning Prayer here at Hawarden with a team from the Liturgical Institute as they lead...

Easter meaning

Easter meaning

This entire weekend from Thursday to Monday is known throughout the world as the Easter break, but we Christians mark these Triduum days at a deeper level, knowing...

walking the walk

walking the walk

It is Holy Thursday morning. As I was at prayer this morning the sky became light and the sun rose above the horizon, a beautiful sunrise. Here was I contemplating...

Regina Caeli

Regina Caeli

One of our small Hurunui congregations at Amberley is especially enthusiastic and devout in their singing of the Mass every Sunday morning at 8am. Each Sunday of Lent...

drawing new energy

drawing new energy

Pope Francis Easter Vigil Homily: The Gospel of the resurrection of Jesus Christ begins with the journey of the women to the tomb at dawn on the day after the Sabbath. ...

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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina

There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us. We call it Lectio Divina

just be perfect

just be perfect

What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.

in recovery

in recovery

This realisation is precisely what it means to live in right relationship with God and with self.

God is …

God is …

Perhaps there is a way to ensure that I am well whatever is going on in my life.

something greater

something greater

I like Jonah. I understand him. I get his reluctance. I feel his fear. I can even read his mind