Lent
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

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

pancake Tuesday

pancake Tuesday

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

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...

beginning Lent

beginning Lent

It's Ash Wednesday today, and here is the first of the daily Lenten Food For Faith encouragements. I'm very aware of the many people around the world who have signed up...

Lent Online 2017

Lent Online 2017

In response to requests, Food For Faith is offering an online retreat. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 1 March and this six week season of growth in faith seemed like...

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sorrowful

sorrowful

Sometimes in the middle of the night, even without waking, I feel the cross with the figure, the dead Christ, and remember

cafe protagonist

cafe protagonist

Last year I suggested that people might like to take the initiative to organise gatherings at cafes and bar

Last Supper

Last Supper

“If the Eucharist is just a symbol, then to hell with it.”

Transfiguration

Transfiguration

This Mystery of the Rosary opens the door between earthly routines and ordinariness and divine eternity and life.

walking together

walking together

Recent popes don’t speak much about the “kingdom” of God. Instead their language is new, fresh and relevant.