suffering
quakes & butterflies

quakes & butterflies

Here in Canterbury New Zealand these past few years we rarely share our stories without telling of earthquakes. Our stability has been rocked in every way. We had...

a mother’s tears

a mother’s tears

I will never know the depth of enduring pain felt by a mother who watches helplessly as her child suffers and dies. As a priest I have buried too many children and...

this Holy Week

this Holy Week

With the celebration of Palm Sunday this weekend we enter the Holy Week journey through suffering and death to the resurrection of Easter morning. In this brief clip I...

hope in suffering

hope in suffering

Over the weekend I was a bit preoccupied by the many ways in which those I love, (friends, family and parishioners), suffer. It was yesterday's first reading from the...

sinking feeling

sinking feeling

I’m not sure if you have ever been seasick? I will never forget the time I was so seasick that I would have welcomed death. The journey was in a fishing boat late one...

seeds that grow

seeds that grow

The sufferings of this time, are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed. Romans 8:18 One of my seminary theology teachers often tried to express his...

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thirsty souls

thirsty souls

Last week I arrived at a bar in Le Mars Iowa to find crowds gathering, good food and drink being served

Annunciation

Annunciation

With her encounter with the angel, Mary’s life became an adult adventure of mature faith.

blessed assurance

blessed assurance

The point of this Easter Season is that we personally experience the 2024 reality of God in Jesus Christ present with us.

so much colour

so much colour

Jesus is present, alive, active, with us and filling our existences with the cosmic and eternal colour of abundant life.

let’s get physical

let’s get physical

Turn to Jesus today begging him to reveal himself personally, intimately and physically