Lent
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

“it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak.

pancake Tuesday

pancake Tuesday

a letting go of all that limits us, restricts us, and therefore prevents us finding the happiness we seek.

excited

excited

Sowing goodness for the benefit of others makes us part of the magnificent horizon of God’s benevolent plan

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

relax a little and invite Jesus to take the initiative for growth, peace and joy in your life

rethinking Lent

rethinking Lent

The games we play with projects and goals, success, ambition and achievement are powerless to deliver the stability and happiness that they promise.

a favourable time

a favourable time

Lent is the time to free ourselves from the illusion of chasing after dust. We ask ourselves today: Where do I stand? Do I live for fire or for ash?”

united in worship

united in worship

And it is Christ who brings us together tonight, Anglican and Catholic with friends, to focus again on what is essential. We are united by the challenges we face here in this place. We are at a spring-time of faith in our dioceses, with citizens hungry for mature and adult faith.

forty days of growth

forty days of growth

It’s Ash Wednesday and today’s reflection takes the form of a five minute podcast. You might listen sitting at home with your morning coffee, or perhaps on the drive to work.

mardi gras

mardi gras

Today, the day before Ash Wednesday, is commonly known as  ‘shrove‘ or ‘pancake’ Tuesday. This day is more widely known in many parts of the world as Mardi Gras (ie fat...

Lent & spring

Lent & spring

Here in the Southern Hemisphere we don't associate Lent with spring since in these March days we are entering Autumn. But there is a real connection, and in this brief...

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tempted ?

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