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keep breathing

keep breathing

But what if faith is more like breathing? And what if keeping faith is more like keeping breathing?

growing pains

growing pains

The one who embraces this journey soon discovers that the pathway provided is more personally tailored to us than any life we might create for ourselves.

finding faith

finding faith

Without a doubt one of the greatest highlights of the year for me has been finding faith in the most unexpected of places and in people who say they have no faith or very weak faith.

breadth of life

breadth of life

This is the last of the three conversations with Vatican Astronomer Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ on his visit to Christchurch earlier in the week.

maturing faith

maturing faith

"...This is different. This isn’t the same as the Easter bunny. This is mature. This is chilling. This is important. This isn’t something that is trivial, and is not...

faith

faith

It is Holy Saturday today, and on this day the sacraments of the church are not celebrated until tonight when we celebrate the Easter Vigil, the ultimate liturgy of the...

just chatting

just chatting

I was on the road very early this morning, soon after 6. As I flicked through radio channels I happened to hear the word "Mass" as one of the morning hosts on a popular...

new Hurunui era

new Hurunui era

I want to share with Food For Faith readers a great grace, a sign of hope that I experienced this weekend in the Catholic community of the Hurunui. We are a small...

walking on water

walking on water

I landed in Rome early last Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning arrived at St. Peter's basilica just before it opened at 7. It's a great time to visit the...

extinction or life?

extinction or life?

I was skimming through the Food For Faith archive last week and found a Radio New Zealand interview from March 2011. RNZ had phoned me on receiving the results of a...

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bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.