Peter
let’s get personal

let’s get personal

Many Catholics aged over 65 can still recite word-for-word catechism answers they learnt at school. However the tragic down-side

he tāngata

he tāngata

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

abundance

abundance

There's nothing like good conversation to refocus the mind and the heart. Yesterday I had one such conversation which focussed me again on what is real. A couple of...

what next ?

what next ?

Yesterday we met Peter. Today we meet Judas. It may be that these two men were similar in many ways. Certainly they had both said yes to Christ and spent three years as...

meet Peter

meet Peter

I have a deep affection for St. Peter. I think I understand him well and I have a strong sense that he gets me too. This is why as a teenager I chose Peter as my...

walking on water

walking on water

I landed in Rome early last Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning arrived at St. Peter's basilica just before it opened at 7. It's a great time to visit the...

just give all !

just give all !

Thinking about Peter and Paul, and martyrs, and getting ready for this Sunday when we will hear Jesus saying that no-one who prefers another to me is worthy of me. The...

you raise me up

you raise me up

During the week I met a young priest new to New Zealand and on loan to the Christchurch diocese. On of his tasks of that morning had been to write the reflection for...

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