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Tag Archive for ‘life’

Friday 17 August

Ezekiel 16: 1-15, 59-63, Canticle Isaiah 12:1-6; Matthew 19:3-12 The question about divorce I’ve been to many weddings. Love is palpable and alive. The promises the couple make are full of hope. Marriages are wonderful causes of celebration. The ceremony, photos and banquet are life-giving and beautiful. Then life changes. Dreams die. Relationships fracture and […]

Wednesday 15 August

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Patronal Feast for Aotearoa, New Zealand Apoc 11:19;12:1-6,10; Psalm 45B; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56 The call to set out Mary the young, pregnant unmarried woman. Mary the Visitor. Mary the life giver. Mary the lover. Mary the first disciple. Mary the faithful one. Mary the refugee. Mary the […]

Sunday 12 August

Nineteenth Week Ordinary Time 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6:41-51 Had enough? Jesus is the living bread who nourishes us for our journey. He is the one who can feed us when we have had enough of life and its weary challenges. He is the one who gives us himself so we […]

Saturday 11 August

Habakkuk 1:12-2:4; Psalm 9; Matthew 17:14-20 “You have little faith” The disciples had followed Jesus for a while. They knew him. They listened to him. They saw him as their leader, as the one who could save them and the world. He told them the purpose of his life was to show them how to […]

Wednesday 8 August

St Mary of the cross MacKillop Colossians 3:12-17; Pslam 32; Matthew 6:25-34 Don’t worry We are born. We walk our path of life. We die. We are spiritual beings on this human journey. The only life we can live is our own. Hear Jesus as he whispers to you: don’t worry – you are here […]

Tuesday 7 August

Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22; Psalm 102; Matthew 14:22-36 Life is difficult I love this gospel. The sea reminds me of life. One moment life is calm, sparkling, expansive and magnificent. The next moment – rough, scary, destructive and beyond control. Change can happen in the blink of an eye. The strong winds whip up the […]

Saturday 4 August

St John Vianney Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24; Psalm 69, Matthew 14:1-12 Loving kindness of three servants Suzanne Aubert is a saint. The Roman office responsible for canonisations will eventually confirm what we all know. Suzanne and John Vianney had a profound connection. He encouraged her dream of serving God when others didn’t. The spiritual bond between […]

Thursday 2 August

Jeremiah 18:1-6; Psalm 146; Matthew 13:47-53 A bit fishy I’ve always wondered about this parable. It seems such a waste – throwing those fish away because they are of no use. Then it paralleled to the end of life – the wicked and the upright are separated. I wonder how that is done – what […]

Br Raymond (Anthony John) Kelleher SM

Born in Oamaru 15 February 1938 Professed 15 August 1957 Died in Hawkes Bay on 26 June 2018 Thanks to Fr John Walls SM, for this summary of his eulogy. Anthony John Kelleher’s life trip began in Oamaru, 80 years ago. He attended local schools, including St Kevin’s and from there went to the Minor […]

Tuesday 31 July

St Ignatius of Loyola Jeremiah 14:17-22; Psalm 79; Matthew 13:36-43 For the greater glory of God After his conversion from a military life to following the way of the gospels, Ignatius travelled overland on pilgrimage from his native Spain to Jerusalem. He must frequently have prayed Psalm 79 – Lord will you be angry forever? […]