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Saturday 8 June

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Psalm 11; John 21:20-25 The liturgical year Today marks the end of another season of the liturgical year. In our readings today, Luke concludes his writing of the Acts of the Apostles with brief comments about St Paul’s life in Rome and John signs off from his gospel with some personal reflections […]

Tuesday 4 June

SEVENTH WEEK OF EASTER Acts 20:17-38; Psalm 68; John 17:1-11 Eternal life Do you wonder about what follows death, what heaven may be like? In today’s gospel reading, Jesus tells us about our eternal destiny. For those whom the Father has entrusted to him, he says, there will be eternal life. And here is what […]

MM 50 Years Ago

Tourists will create problems for a Mission An element that is going to change the pattern of Catholic life near this station of Wairiki is the proposed hotel that is to be erected by Travelodge, the mighty American company. Such places always attract a group of camp followers who generally upset the tenor of life […]

June Saints

Pope St John XXIII (1881-1963) Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was born at Sotto il Monte, Italy. He entered the Bergamo junior seminary in 1892. It was there that he began making spiritual notes and undertaking regular spiritual direction. In 1897 he made his profession as a Secular Franciscan. From 1901 to 1905 he studied at the […]

A School for Prayer (22) – Spiritual Guidance (1 of 5)

The ancient tradition of the spiritual life By Fr Craig  Larkin sm, 1943 – 2015 Who will guide me on the journey? The tradition of Spiritual Accompaniment If we are climbing a mountain for the first time, or making a sea-journey for the first time, we need to have with us, as a companion and […]

When My Comfort Zones Fail

It’s never easy having to move out of a place, a personal space, a routine, a rhythm that has for some time given us some security and peace of mind. Letting go of our comfort zones can be simple enough and not of major importance. For example, when our holidays finish and we have to […]

About the Sanctity of Life

The Lord said to me, “I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born, I selected you to be a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:4-5. The God’s eye view is vast……and He sees us from and through eternity. Each and every soul is infinitely precious to Him. Sadly, each and […]

Thursday 23 May

Acts 15:7-21; Psalm 96; John 15:9-1 1 Aroha mai, Aroha atu — Love, Love Love, given and received, is mentioned in the readings which are building towards Christ's passion. We need Christ as the vine, for life and sustenance. Christ needs us – the branches – to be his voice and his hands. Our love […]

Wednesday 22 May

Acts 15: 1-6; Psalm 122; John 15:1-8 Fruitful love Jesus prepares to leave his disciples, and he feels great pity for them. Like us sometimes, they cannot understand the spiritual aspects of life. Jesus again used nature to illustrate his teaching. Jesus – the vine; we – his branches. If we are self-indulgent and selfish, […]

Saturday 18 May

Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 98; John 14: 7- 14 Knowing God We are overwhelmed by the power, the intelligence and the creativity of God. In the whole order of life, we can feel like blobs of existence. But Jesus Christ chose to join our lives. His Father made us in his image and likeness. He took […]