As the Aotearoa New Zealand school year begins for 2022 here’s a thought on the purpose of education, and a reflection on prayer in schools.
The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.
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.
“All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability to sit quietly in a room alone”
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.
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.
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
Somewhere we picked up the false idea that highs mean happy and lows mean sad.
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...
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...
Such wise people have reflected on their life experience enough to know that while a peaceful and perfect day is welcome, we are most connected with others and therefore with God (we could also say most connected with God and therefore with others), when we live a struggle together.
Every day I am with people who may have once been baptised but now feel a distance between themselves and the Church and God. We are these people, as are too many of our family, friends, neighbours and workmates. This book therefore is for us.
We call things beautiful when they reveal to us their inner essence, their reality as understood in the mind of God
By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved
On this feast of All Saints in 1541 Michaelangelo‘s Last Judgement was unveiled on the rear wall of the Sistine Chapel.