reality
at last I can see

at last I can see

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.

prayer & reality

prayer & reality

In this reflection I share some of the most helpful advice ever given to me about prayer. I hope you find it as encouraging as I have.

a room alone

a room alone

“All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability to sit quietly in a room alone”

schools & education

schools & education

As staff and students in New Zealand prepare to begin the 2020 school year here’s a thought on the purpose of education, and a reflection on prayer in schools.

busy ?

busy ?

In the midst of the extra demands of this month, the Season of Advent beginning today offers a timely way to stay happy and centred when everything else threatens to steal our healthy perspective.

living reality

living reality

The biographies of those named as saints in the church often promote the false idea that a saint is more likely to be an introvert who prefers to hide in a chapel than to engage with the world.

living? maybe not!

living? maybe not!

It’s the feast of Ignatius Loyola today and he has helped me to see that my fears and compulsions often tragically lead me to go through days and weeks as if I’m at least half asleep

being real

being real

Somewhere we picked up the false idea that highs mean happy and lows mean sad.

ultimate journey

ultimate journey

Welcome to Food For Faith for Advent. Even though we don't begin Advent until this Sunday I'm thinking ahead, especially because I'm celebrating Mass and preaching at...

retreat & reality

retreat & reality

A brief Saturday morning live video reflection from New Norcia, a couple of hours north of Perth in Western Australia. I hope you are getting a chance to "retreat" in...

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real & essential

real & essential

H easy it is for humans to forget what is essential and to become preoccupied with what is less necessary and even trivial.

a new month

a new month

Knowing that we are held in God’s loving embrace in every moment we have no need to turn to superstition

THE sign

THE sign

The Sign of the Cross is not simply a tidy way of beginning and ending times of prayer, but a prayer in itself

fully alive

fully alive

Jesus did not make the disciples into uniformed robots capable of satisfying little more than the letter or religious law