29 January, Saturday — Who’s da man?

Saturday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time 2 Sam 12:1-7,10-17Mk 4:35-41 “You are the man...” I call today’s gospel Jesus’ “Do you know who I am?” moment. Some of us have been there before -- either as the young upstart or ‘newbie’ to a club/organisation/ministry putting our foot in our mouth, or as the seasoned... Continue Reading →

28 January, Friday — What do we know?

28 Jan – Memorial for St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was the son of the Count of Aquino. He was born in the family castle in Lombardy near Naples, Italy. He was educated by Benedictine monks at Monte Cassino, and at the University of Naples. He secretly joined... Continue Reading →

27 January, Thursday — Blessings

27 Jan – Memorial for St. Angela Merici, virgin St. Angela Merici (1474-1540) became a Franciscan tertiary at the age of 15. She received a vision telling her that she would inspire devout women in their vocation. In Crete, during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she was struck blind. Her friends wanted to return home,... Continue Reading →

6 January, Thursday – Recognising

Thursday after Epiphany Sunday 1 Jn 4:19-5:4Lk 4:14-22 ...this is the victory over the world – our faith. There is a song we used to sing at retreats, which describes some articles that a typical knight would use – a sword, breastplate, etc; and each article is linked to a fruit of the spirit –... Continue Reading →

8 November, Monday — Obedience

Monday of Week 32 in Ordinary Time Wis 1:1-7Lk 17:1-6 “...it would obey you.” How many of us in leadership positions actually have the authority to command others to do our bidding? These days, being a leader has changed from the time when you could issue a directive and it would be followed to the... Continue Reading →

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