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God … Disguised as our Life

It was Paula D’Arcy who wrote, ‘God comes to us disguised as our life’. Paula D’Arcy wrote those words after a drunk driver killed her husband and one-year-old child, when Paula was just 27, and three months pregnant. Frederick Buechner echoes a similar insight. He suggests living a spiritual life is to ‘listen to (our) […]

October

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Pilgrimage

Motif and dynamic of the Christian Life The Solemnity of the Transfiguration of the Lord is the occasion when God’s life gloriously shone forth in the body of Jesus. In a sense, that’s our goal as the baptised. And to make that challenge a more realistic goal for us, the Church punctuates her calendar with […]

August

Recently, thousands of people gathered in Tété, 170 km north of Nouméa in New Caledonia, for the diocesan pilgrimage, preceded by a youth gathering. The pilgrimage was centred on the 100th anniversary of the appartions of Our Lady of Fatima. Marist confrères, along with Archbishop Michel Calvet sm, participated in the celebration, which they described […]

Going with God

The wind goes wherever it pleases. You can hear its voice but you can’t hear its sound. John 3:8 As readers may recall from the first part of my pilgrimage story, I decided to abandon my DIY ‘I can do this alone’ ideas to let God direct operations instead. I have to say, it’s fun […]

Pilgrimage

One of the movements that has caught the mood of many Christians of these times has been the pilgrimage to St James of Compostella, Spain. There are a number of starting places for this pilgrimage. One such place is the spectacular town of Le Puy in neighbouring  France. Other places of pilgrimage include Jerusalem in […]

Wednesday 19 June

2 Cor 9:6-11, Ps 112, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Infinite blessings In the movie, “The Way”, a man, seeking to come to terms with the sudden death of his son, embarks on a pilgrimage. The blessings he receives are unexpected and profound. Blessings are not a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience. They abound everywhere. Just waiting to be noticed; […]

Birth of a Pilgrimage – Miracle at Rayakottai

When Fr Joy bought a farm ten years ago in the little village of Nagamangalam, nothing let him forsee the amazing events which account for the fame of the place today. Thousands of pilgrims are flocking each week to take away water seen as miraculous. One day in 2002, when I was still in charge […]

A road less travelled

Road Retreat: 17-25 November 2012  by Sister Ann Powell SC What began as a week-long ‘Road Retreat’, a bus journey through the North Island, quickly  grew into a journey of the heart.  Our group of twelve  pilgrim-retreatants gathered at Paihia within the Gospel context of the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24) and across the water […]

An Unexpected Journey

My story began when I received an unexpected phone call from a friend, asking me if I would like to join her and her husband on a trip to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I had always wanted to visit Europe when I was younger, but never got around to actually planning a trip there, […]