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January Saints

Blessed Emmanuel Gonzales Garcia (1877-1940) Manuel González García was born in Seville, Spain. In his childhood he joined the church choir and enlisted in the seminary of Seville at the age of twelve for studies for the priesthood. A priest was all he ever wished to be. He excelled in all his studies, earning doctorates in both […]

Monday 29 November

Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-2, 4-5, 6-9; Matthew 8:5-11 A story of faith The centurion, who understood authority and status, recognised, in Jesus, someone of great power. We do not know if he understood the divinity of Jesus, but he was so humble in front of him that he knew that Jesus could heal his servant […]

Hauropi Mariana

A Marian Integral Ecology – Part 2 of 2 To be Mary, Virgin: Ko te Whaea – Ko te Tātāhou  To be like Mary, to imitate her quality of presence, is to be as soil. Our food, our shelter, our clothing, the air we breathe all depend on soil. To be like Mary is to […]

Saturday 16 October

Romans 4:13, 16-18; Psalm 105; Luke 12:8-12 Our father in faith Earlier this year, on the first papal visit to Iraq, Pope Francis went to the ancient site of Ur, the birthplace of Abraham – the father in faith of the Hebrew, Christian and Muslim people. It was another blessed moment in the extraordinary pontificate […]

Letting Jesus In

It’s a truism that Jesus needs to be at the centre of our lives as people of faith. No-one really disagrees with this assertion. However, it’s another matter making it real. In a complex, sophisticated society, we have many other matters that absorb our attention and energy. At the moment, uncertainty about the Covid-19 pandemic […]

Monday 23 August

1 Thessalonians 1:2-5, 8-10; Psalm 149; Matthew 23:13-22 The call to live our faith We live our lives by faith. Our faith is faith in a person. Jesus remains at the core of our living and the way we go about our daily lives speaks louder than any words we might offer about our faith […]

Sunday 20 June

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Job 38:1, 8-11; Ps 106; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41 Does your faith reassure others? We are familiar with the story of Jesus, calming the storm and the message it contains. But there is an intriguing detail; “They took him just as he was”—the implication being that Jesus did not […]

Friday 14 May

St Matthias, Apostle (F) Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Psalm 113; John 15:9-17 Man of faith Matthias was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. His calling as an apostle is unique in that he was not chosen personally by Jesus, who had already ascended into heaven. He was chosen before the Holy Spirit came down upon the early […]

Monday 26 April

ST MARK, EVANGELIST (F) 1 Peter 5:5-14; Psalm 89; Mark 16:15-20 Strong in faith Every disciple of Jesus is challenged to live the Gospel. Jesus entrusts each one of us with the task of continuing his mission and spreading the Good News of our salvation. The challenge is for us to live as he lived, […]

Sunday 18 April

3rd Sunday OF EASTER Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Psalm 5; 1 John 2:1-5; Luke 24:35-48 The gift of faith Faith is a gift. It is not easy to believe what we have not witnessed. Jesus understood well how difficult it was for his disciples to believe that he had risen from the dead. “Touch me,” he […]