vocation
love pray live

love pray live

This morning from stuff.co.nz, a feature on life as a Carmelite in Christchurch. At the crossroads of two of Christchurch's busiest roads, Halswell and Curletts roads,...

saints today

saints today

A brief video reflection on earthquakes, church building and the call to live the life of a saint from the basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. Pilgrims come to this...

living vocation

living vocation

I often have conversations with people who are trying to decide how to spend their lives. They are not simply weighing up pros and cons to decide what to do or what...

priesthood?

priesthood?

Another great little video which will be of special interest to anyone wondering if God might be nudging them to consider life as a diocesan priest. A couple of great...

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd

When did you last suggest to someone that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is celebrated...

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a towering witness

a towering witness

I was especially happy yesterday to, along with other priests, receive an email from scriptures scholar Kath Rushton

John on sabbatical

John on sabbatical

a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin