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In Winter

In winter the earth seems to slow down and even though the days are shorter the nights are much longer and slower! It’s good sleeping weather and perhaps hard getting-out-of-bed weather! The dark mornings seem to be saying “Don’t get up yet, no hurry!” The bare branches of many trees leave skeletons waiting to spring […]

Tuesday 10 April

Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93; John 3:7-15 Spirituality Nicodemus asks what does it mean – “Being born anew?” Jesus says – “I say to you unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Our spiritual birth took place at baptism and is strengthened through confirmation. Our spiritual growth is ongoing, not to […]

The Journey Within

The journey inwards begins with God leading us deeper into our true self.

An Inner Music Living a Life in God

by Craig Larkin sm Reviewed by Sr Eileen Brosnahan RSM This beautifully presented book provides an introduction to twenty spiritual writers and mystics. It offers a series of down-to-earth reflections on how the insights of the mystics can relate to and transform our lives. In his introduction Father Craig says that these writers used images […]

Wednesday 2 March

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9, Ps 147B, Matthew 5:17-19 Loving God’s law Am I a person who follows Jesus, who lives God’s law and heeds the timeless words of the prophets? Does my life reveal wisdom and prudence to those around me? The truth and power of lay spirituality on the streets comes about when I take […]

Pä Maria Marist Spirituality Centre

The name ‘Pā Maria’ was offered to the Society of Mary by Mr Richard Puanaki in consultation with his family. Mr Puanaki, a longtime associate of the Marists who lives in Wairoa, provides the following explanation: “In addition to its well-known meaning of ‘stronghold’ or ‘fortress,’ Pā also means ‘to be touched by or come […]

Reflections on Marist Spirituality (3)

These reflections were first published in 2012 in Tutu – Another Way, written by Adele M.E. Jones with Michael McVerry sm. They are reprinted with permission.  Mary in the early Church How do we draw our inspiration from the mystery of Mary in the early Church? The mystery of Mary begins in the Incarnation, is […]

Opening up to God

“Out of his infinite glory, may he give you the power through his Spirit for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love, you will with all the saints have the strength to grasp the breadth and the […]

Talking About Spirituality Today: 10

Five Gospel Loves: e] Community and Solitude We come to the fifth and final Gospel love: community and solitude. Community Our human needs and desires are part of a larger pattern in life. Consider the two forces that hold the universe together: contraction and expansion. The force of gravity keeps everything in place. Without that […]

Talking about spirituality today – 8 – Ministry and Leisure

Five Gospel Loves: Ministry and Leisure We have discussed self-acceptance/self-denial and prayer/humour. We come to the third Gospel love – ministry and leisure. Ministry ‘Ministry’ is used here not to describe those with public roles in the Church’s life – priests, religious or ‘lay’ ministers. The word denotes the other side of the universal call […]