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stormy weather

stormy weather

Most Food For Faith readers will find this reflection when the sabbath is past and Monday morning has returned us all to school, study, home and work commitments. In...

Waitangi 175

Waitangi 175

School is back after our NZ summer break, and on Friday of this week we mark 175 years since the first signatures were put to the Treaty of Waitangi on Thursday 6...

extinct religion ?

extinct religion ?

In recent months I have had the opportunity to be with many people of faith in several different countries: New Zealand, Australia, Asia, United States and Europe....

meet in friendship

meet in friendship

God-willing I will again this year make it to the Rimini Meeting for friendship among peoples. It is difficult to describe the gathering which annually draws around...

Babette’s Feast

Babette’s Feast

At dinner last night, the conversation at our table turned to the movies that each of us would place on our personal list of top-ten films. The prompting for the movie...

happy St. Patrick’s

happy St. Patrick’s

When most people think of St. Patrick’s day they think of the saint who freed Ireland of snakes. Many people celebrate this day wearing green and enjoying good Irish...

Luigi Giussani

Luigi Giussani

Over the next couple of days, many thousands of communities around the world will celebrate Masses to mark the ninth anniversary of the death of Fr. Luigi Giussani. In...

a new year of faith

a new year of faith

For the thirteen months of the Year of Faith, this Icon of Mary the Mother of the Church has travelled the parishes and schools of the diocese of Christchurch. The icon...

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a conversation

a conversation

a podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O’Connor

the blessing

the blessing

Nothing can take this peace from believers. Indeed, sufferings do not undermine but build up our hope,

the ultimate call

Quite soon, I shall find myself before the final judge of my life… as I continue on the path that leads to you.

family

family

Healthy families have always been extended, not only biological relations but friends and those who are in need.

the new horizon

the new horizon

It is relatively easy to adhere to and attach to the externals of religion, fitting in with a group who practice disciplines