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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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follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.

Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day

It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia

to be wise

to be wise

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you