Transfiguration
an inner peak

an inner peak

No doubt it seemed like an ordinary day as this little group of friends strolled the hour or so up the hill.

Transfiguration

Transfiguration

This Mystery of the Rosary opens the door between earthly routines and ordinariness and divine eternity and life.

opening the door

opening the door

The Transfiguration of Jesus is the event that opens the door between earthly ordinariness, days and weeks of routine, mundane and struggling existence, and divine eternity.

earth & heaven

earth & heaven

Mountain tops are significant places in the Bible. In the Old Testament God was thought to dwell in the distant heavens therefore if you wanted to get close to God you...

transfiguration

transfiguration

It is Saturday evening as I write and I have just arrived back in Amberley after the Vigil Mass at Hanmer Springs. The Christian Sabbath has begun. In my homily at...

a new earth

a new earth

This week-end's (6 August) feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus has got me thinking again about church building. Let me explain the connection. In recent weeks I have...

heavenly realities

heavenly realities

Today's  feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus has got me thinking again about church building. Let me explain the connection. A couple of years ago with a group of...

It is good for us …

It is good for us …

It was on this Second Sunday of Lent two years ago (24 February 2013) that Pope Benedict gave his last Sunday Audience in St. Peter's Square. On that Sunday, the gospel...

transfiguring

transfiguring

Today's  feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus has got me thinking again about church building. Let me explain the connection. A couple of years ago with a group of...

you raise me up

you raise me up

During the week I met a young priest new to New Zealand and on loan to the Christchurch diocese. On of his tasks of that morning had been to write the reflection for...

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the way

the way

When we would get to one of these intersections Dad would stop the car and ask “which way?”

Impossible ? Not !

Impossible ? Not !

I like the image above, Mary, sensing God, flooded with light and awe, all ears.

getting yoked

getting yoked

One parishioner said that whenever she feels burdened she imagines that she is yoked to Jesus

comforting

comforting

It was the Jesuits who taught me in seminary who gave me an appreciation of Classical music.

raising the roof

raising the roof

Take a moment to consider the situations – and the people – that you have come to accept as impossible.