I have often quoted the High School principal who when asked to name the specific reason for the existence of her school responded: “We exist to prepare our students for death.”
It is the evening of All Souls day. Always this day is, for me as for many others, a day filled with memories of those loved and loved by who have died. As we pray in...
In a rural parish, funerals are a significant gathering of friends and neighbours with family. This week in the Hurunui I have assisted with two funerals; Katie after a...
Last month I celebrated Mass on the anniversary of the death of my mother (9 February 2009) and father (10 February 2010). My father would often comment that we could...
We all struggle to forgive those who have hurt us and those we love.
In Jesus God is where we are, here and now. Speak to him. Listen for him.
Without this relationship we become for our world a reactive presence rather than an original presence.
The two sons represent two immature ways of relating to God: rebellion and childish obedience.
The crooked lines of our lives, when lived and walked and breathed in God, leads to the freedom of which we dream.