homily
the way together

the way together

So the work of the preparation of the homily, and the work of listening, and the work of communicating, belongs to all the people

rhubarb & homilies

rhubarb & homilies

Even if the priest just repeated the word “rhubarb” the person with open mind and heart would hear God

homily studio 9/2

homily studio 9/2

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings this week at this link Fr. Robert Barron podcast reflection for this Sunday at this link. Heaps of commentaries and reflections...

homily studio 26/1

homily studio 26/1

Introducing the weekly homily studio. Increasingly the internet has become an important tool for preachers in preparing their homilies and sermons. This essential...

homily studio 19/1

homily studio 19/1

Each week I will upload a post entitled “homily studio,” followed by the date of the relevant Sunday eg 19 Jan. On this page I will simply drop a selection of possible...

word on fire

word on fire

It is Sunday evening and I have just arrived home after celebrating the last of the four Sunday Masses here in the Hurunui. I'm just about to pour a beer and have a...

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who or what ?

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just do it

just do it

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tempted ?

tempted ?

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