It is the Risen Lord who is our security, who makes us experience profound peace even in the midst of life’s storms
On this day, the feast of All Saints, in the year 1541, Michaelangelo‘s Last Judgement was unveiled on the rear wall of the Sistine Chapel.
It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia
Let’s retreat from from “those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules…”
And how beautiful it is! It is like getting our lives back, getting a new chance. Nothing is more beautiful than to have a new chance.
Jesus wishes to say something precise to us. He knows that in life the worst anxiety, agitation, is born from a feeling of not making it, of feeling alone
The storm exposes our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits, and priorities.
It is four years this week since Pope Francis published his encyclical on the environment Be Praised addressed to “every person living on this planet.”
Each of us is called to rediscover in the Risen Christ the one who rolls back from our heart the heaviest of stones. So let us first ask: What is the stone that I need to remove, what is its name?
…self-esteem is not a human achievement. Healthy self-esteem is the fruit of knowing that we are loved even as imperfect, weak and vulnerable sinners.
Sometimes in the middle of the night, even without waking, I feel the cross with the figure, the dead Christ, and remember
Last year I suggested that people might like to take the initiative to organise gatherings at cafes and bar
“If the Eucharist is just a symbol, then to hell with it.”
This Mystery of the Rosary opens the door between earthly routines and ordinariness and divine eternity and life.
Recent popes don’t speak much about the “kingdom” of God. Instead their language is new, fresh and relevant.