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Wednesday 13 November

Wisdom 6:1-11; Psalm 82; Luke 17:11-19 Give thanks! To be a leper in the time of Jesus was to be an outcast, someone totally shunned, alone. To be cured of this affliction then was like being given an unexpected second chance. In such circumstances it would seem natural to be grateful. But only one of […]

Tuesday 12 November

St Josaphat [M] Wisdom 2:23-3:9; Psalm 34; Luke 17:7-10 Serving others brings life The Christian faith is built upon a paradox: die and you will live; give and you will receive. Our culture no longer sees the truth in that apparent contradiction. The emphasis is more on the individual: my rights, my personal development, my […]

Friday 8 November

Romans 15:14-21; Psalm 98; Luke 16:1-8 Be always ready! Jesus is not recommending a life of trickery and cunning to us. Far from it! Rather, he is asking us to reflect on what we must do now in order to prepare for our future life. How do we store up ‘treasures in heaven’? The dishonest […]

Walking the Ignatian Camino – Part 1 of 2

I wanted to do a long retreat, and having been to Santiago de Compostela some years ago by train, I chose a different walk.

Thursday 31 October

Romans 8:31-39; Psalm 109; Luke 13:31-35 With God on our side … In today’s first reading, St Paul declares his profound and unshakeable faith in Christ Jesus, his Lord and Saviour: ”He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us. […]

November Crossword

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Saturday 26 October

Romans 8:1-11; Psalm 24; Luke 13:1-9 God makes his home in you The interior conflict between our unspiritual self and our spiritual self continues in today’s first reading. While we are saddened by our unspiritual self asserting itself over our spiritual self, Paul reminds us that our true self in Christ will be victorious ultimately […]

Sunday 6 October

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Day of Celebration forVenerable Suzanne Aubert Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10 The upright live through faithfulness Suzanne Aubert’s profound faith and love for Jesus, plus the encouragement of St John Vianney, her spiritual director, brought her from France to New Zealand. Her dedication to Jesus […]

World Mission Day

20 October 2019 The title of this Message is Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World. Celebrating this month will help us first to rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism. Our filial relationship with God is not something […]

A School for Prayer (26) (Final)

The Way of Darkness God in “The Cloud of Unknowing” Part 2 of 2 By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 – 2015 “The Cloud of Unknowing” A classic work of English spirituality in the apophatic tradition Written in the 14th century by an unknown author, probably a Carthusian monk, “The Cloud of Unknowing” was addressed […]