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Monday 5 August

Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major (om) Numbers 11:4-5; Psalm 81; Matthew 14:13-21 Trust in God Moses complained about the struggle of leading people, who, though physically free from slavery, yearned to return to what they knew. Have you ever made a good decision requiring change, then found yourself clinging to familiar patterns […]

Sunday 30 June

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Psalm 16; Luke 9:51-62 What it means to be free When Christ freed us, he meant us to remain free, so says Paul in his letter to the Galatians. It is a freedom from slavery to the law and a freedom from sin. […]

Wednesday 10 April

Daniel 3:14-20, 24-25, 28; Canticle of Daniel: 3:52-56; John 8: 31-42 Never slaves of anyone One of the insidious characteristics of the slavery of our spirit is invisibility. We don’t recognise what is happening and we may feel driven, but we do not really know for what. We often forget to be still and pray. […]

Reflecting on February

February is the month in which we begin to realise that the new year has begun in earnest. Everyone is back at work or school, and most people’s annual holiday is fading into the mists of memory. During February, there is a great deal happening in our Church, and in Aotearoa New Zealand. 6 February […]

St Peter Claver

Peter Claver’s work among the slaves of 17th century South America made an enormous impression on Wilberforce