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impossible? NOT!

impossible? NOT!

Perhaps we have never really understood that the stressed existence that most of us think is a normal part of life on earth is not the way things have to be.

two saints

two saints

Jesus certainly doesn’t intend to condemn the attitude of service but rather the breathlessness with which it is sometimes lived.

death and life

death and life

SADNESS & HOPE A cemetery is a place of great sadness, and a place of great hope. A visit to a cemetery is always an encounter with the ultimate reality. All the...

the one thing

the one thing

I watch the social media commentaries on the Sunday Mass readings fairly closely. Every week I notice a few good thoughts, and at Christmas and Easter there are...

dead no more

dead no more

"Not only the encounter but also the capacity to understand that calling is a gift of Grace"  (Luigi Giussani 1964) This Sunday, the fifth of Lent, the triptych of key...

the angel of the Lord…

the angel of the Lord…

One of my favourite formal prayers is the Angelus. This prayer focusses the pray-er on the moment when God took on human flesh in Jesus, the moment of the conception of...

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sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin

matariki

matariki

I have no doubt that God used the stars to shift my focus from my own failures and successes to the God I was seeking to follow.

a friend within

a friend within

Let’s learn both from Anton’s life and from John’s reflection to seek more passionately the ultimate relationship