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The Easter Triduum(0)

April 1, 2020

Triduum means three days of prayer. What binds together the three days of the Easter Triduum -- Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil -- is that all of them are Easter. Each, in their way, celebrates Christ's dying and rising from the dead.… More

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April Saints

Blessed Maria
Assunta Pallotta
(1878-1905)

Maria Assunta was born in Piceno, Italy. In her youth she was obliged to perform every manner of lowly service in order to help her impoverished parents. She attracted everybody by her modest reserve. Jesus in the tabernacle was the love of her soul.… More

See You Mate!

On a stunningly beautiful day I took the train to Waikanae. As we passed a millpond-calm sea, sparkling in the sun, a young man and a senior citizen struck up a conversation. It seems they did not know each other, but the older man remarked on the lovely day and the younger one replied by saying that he was looking forward to walking home from the train.… More

When Frailty Hits Home

We do enjoy our own and each other’s high achievements. In sport, artistic endeavours, economic benchmarks, scientific breakthroughs, newly-married love all provide us with delight, awe and wonder, and give us a sense that all is right with the world.

We’d love to think that these times of achievement and joy are available to everyone.… More


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