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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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living abundantly

living abundantly

I’m in Auckland this week offering sessions for anyone who is interested. I hope to see you. Share the word and bring a friend.

moving ahead

moving ahead

The discipline of daily writing keeps me alert to the presence and action of Jesus in my life every day.

the seekers

the seekers

If the Magi had settled for seeking creature comforts, they would never have encountered the Lord.

truth seeking

truth seeking

A faith that is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature. It is this friendship that opens us up to all that is good

a conversation

a conversation

a podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O’Connor