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God’s Gift of Flowers

Flowers are used for many occasions. Gold and white flowers and complementary greenery were used in an Easter floral arrangement in our St Patrick’s Te Awamutu church, celebrating the glory of the risen Lord, Jesus. The flowers were a glorious display radiating light, colour and beauty. The arrangement was symmetrical, balanced, yet free-flowing, a credit […]

Reality Check

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. Mark Twain, American author, 1835-1910 The mind sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Robertson Davie, Canadian author, 1913-1995 The month of October, 2018, has had its personal challenges as a series of incidents occurred which made me question reality. My right knee, which had been […]

Tuesday 12 March

Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 34; Matthew 6:7-15. Our Father For many people, prayer can seem a bit of a mystery. All it is, however, is a response to God. It is a ‘thank you’, an ‘I love you’, a request for help. We respond to God in prayer a bit like a plant responds to water […]

Wednesday 2 May

ST ATHANASIUS, B.D. Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 122; John 15:1-8 Make your home in me I like to have vases of flowers in my home, they make it more welcoming and cheerful. But there is no seed or fruit from these flowers as they are no longer attached to the main plant. It is the same […]

Tuesday 5 December

Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72; Luke 10:21-24 Be childlike Despite the cold and bleakness of winter, new life always breaks through, seen in green leaves and flowers breaking into bloom. Our faith also allows us to see that, no matter what burdens us, the new life of Christ always dwells in us through baptism. He is […]

The Mary Garden

The first Mary Garden was thought to have been created by St Fiacre of Breuil