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bones alive

I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people … and you will live…(Read More)

getting physical

We have filled the space left by the lack of availability of the sacraments with live-streamed liturgies. But because we humans are physical creatures a virtual connection is always inadequate…(Read More)

stay safe

“All will be well”, clinging to the beauty of our humanity and allowing words of encouragement to rise up from our hearts…(Read More)

living the storm

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…(Read More)

a new dawn

When we gain a free land we usually fall into captivity in other more insidious ways becoming prisoners to ideologies, to consumerism and capitalism and slaves to fashion, business and busy-ness…(Read More)

full immersion

Our adult life of faith, actively seeking maturity in following Christ, demands as a first step the reawakening of a desire to be fully and authentically human…(Read More)

our hope

God constantly breaks into our personal histories, challenging our “conventions”, those fixed ways of thinking and acting that end up paralyzing us…(Read More)

unto dust…

The encouragement that usually accompanies the imposition of Ash Wednesday ashes is “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.” But when I was a child the exhortation was a bit more sombre: “Remember man that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” For some reason it is this latter mantra…(Read More)

Sun Day

The first Christians had to decide which day of the week would be the Christian day of worship. They might have chosen Thursday evening since the first Eucharist was celebrated on Thursday evening and Jesus had instructed his followers to “do this in memory of me.” But the first Christians did not choose Thursday. No…(Read More)

eager running

It has been an inspiration and a privilege in recent weeks to spend time reflecting on the reality of the resurrection of Jesus with several different groups. For too many people, Christian faith has been tragically reduced to cultural propriety or religious practice. But it is only a vibrant and living relationship with Jesus Christ…(Read More)

the rising sun

It is quite impossible to imagine the range of emotions that the disciples of Jesus moved through over the days of his final suffering, crucifixion and resurrection. Such heights and depths of emotional trauma and joy cannot be imagined. They must be experienced. And “experience” is the key to understanding the Holy Week – Easter…(Read More)

dancing sun

“This is the night that even now, throughout the world, sets Christian believers apart from worldly vices and from the gloom of sin, leading them to grace and joining them to his holy ones. This is the night, when Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious from the underworld. Our birth would…(Read More)

this holy week

These Holy Week days provide us with the opportunity to remember the events of the life of Jesus through which he brings us life. This weekend’s palm branches and reading of the Passion of Jesus begins our move into Holy Week. You might find it helpful to think of these days before Easter as…(Read 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 Lenten images concludes with the encounter between Jesus and Lazarus. Last Sunday Jesus gave sight to the man born blind, and the week before Jesus…(Read More)


He is risen indeed – Alleluia.     An opportunity to reflect on the significance of Easter; not simply an historical event, not a mere resuscitation of a body, but an earth-shattering event which transforms suffering into a hope-filled journey, destroys death, and makes true life, a reality…(Read More)