John Lateran
church beauty

church beauty

We call things beautiful when they reveal to us their inner essence, their reality as understood in the mind of God, who knows no untruth and inspires people to act toward the Good

beautiful churches

beautiful churches

Today’s feast of the Dedication of the Roman basilica of St. John Lateran might seem like a strange focus for a feast. It is however a timely feast for our Christchurch...

adult faith

adult faith

It's the feast of the apostle Thomas today (July 3). I have always felt an affinity with Thomas. He is often referred to as the "doubter" since he was not present when...

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living abundantly

living abundantly

I’m in Auckland this week offering sessions for anyone who is interested. I hope to see you. Share the word and bring a friend.

moving ahead

moving ahead

The discipline of daily writing keeps me alert to the presence and action of Jesus in my life every day.

the seekers

the seekers

If the Magi had settled for seeking creature comforts, they would never have encountered the Lord.

truth seeking

truth seeking

A faith that is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good

a conversation

a conversation

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