life
bones alive

bones alive

I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people … and you will live.

choosing life

choosing life

Our greatest human desire is not to be free of suffering and pain, but to live whatever reality is present in the great company…

death & life

death & life

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.”

art & beauty & life

art & beauty & life

One news report says that she lives in “isolation” but she would never say that of herself. As these brief clips below show the heart of her life was relationship with God and therefore she was never alone

being real

being real

Somewhere we picked up the false idea that highs mean happy and lows mean sad.

real food

real food

There are many different kinds of food and I don't just mean the stuff we put into our mouths. A few years ago a number of chicken soup books were published offering...

choose life

choose life

I remember turning up the driveway of Holy Cross College Mosgiel on the day I entered the seminary and seeing a marble statue of Jesus carrying his cross heading out...

choosing life

choosing life

This week the End of Life Choice bill has been debated in the New Zealand parliament resulting in the decision to send the bill to Select Committee and consult citizens...

thinking next year

thinking next year

A few months ago I was speaking to a young person who said he hoped to know his plans for next year by the middle of this year. Since then a number of other people have...

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

In the early 1980‘s I lived for six years preparing for priesthood at Holy Cross seminary in Mosgiel. In the late 1990’s when the number of seminarians was relatively...

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stormy weather

stormy weather

I often hear people comment that their faith is weak, or that they have little faith. I often feel the same way.

Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola

We ignore our feelings at our peril. However the feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.

those dead days

those dead days

There are moments many days, and minutes and even hours and sometimes days every week when we feel a bit dead.

face to face

face to face

Jesus is not God-far-from-us-up-in-the-heavens, but Jesus is God WITH us.

grandparents

grandparents

You might like to share this post with grandparents who will appreciate some encouragement on this their feast day.

remembering

remembering

I was privileged to be asked to give the homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr. Isaac Fransen