9 September, Wednesday — All eyes on God

Sep 9 – Memorial for St. Peter Claver, Priest St Peter Claver was born in Catalonia and studied at the University of Barcelona. He became a Jesuit; and while he was studying philosophy in Mallorca, the door-keeper of the college, Alfonso Rodríguez, saw that his true vocation was to evangelize the New World, and encouraged him... Continue Reading →

7 September, Monday — True Repentance

Monday of Week 23 in Ordinary Time 1 Cor 5:1-8Lk 6:6-11 “Get rid of all the old yeast” In conversations I have had with different people recently, I received disgruntled comments about many Christians. What they shared was that they felt many Christians were 'Christians' only on Sundays, while living decidedly non-Christian lives the rest... Continue Reading →

23 June, Tuesday — Resting In The Lord

Tuesday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time 2 Kgs 19:9-11,14-21,31-36Mt 7:6,12-14 “Give ear, Lord and listen” I was curious about the Assyrian King Sennacherib mentioned in the 1st reading, so I did some additional reading, hoping to understand more about him. I was surprised by the extent of his exploits; he certainly was a mighty... Continue Reading →

22 June, Monday — Being Open to Love

Jun 22 – Memorial for St. Paulinus of Nola, bishop; Memorial for St. John Fisher, Bishop & St. Thomas More, martyrs Paulinus (c.354–431) was a friend of St. Augustine of Hippo, and St. Nicetas of Remesiana, and was mentioned for his holiness by at least six of his contemporary saints. He was a distinguished lawyer... Continue Reading →

21 June, Sunday — The Bigger Picture

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jer 20:10-13Rm 5:12-15Mt 10:26-33 “Do not be afraid” In preparing for today’s reflection, I found myself experiencing a sensation which felt like it was constricting my chest.  This feeling was odd and after sitting with it, I realised that it was brought about by the word 'afraid'. While the Gospel... Continue Reading →

28 April, Tuesday – Life without Fear

28 Apr – Memorial for St. Peter Chanel, priest & martyr; Memorial for St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, priest Peter Chanel (1803-1841) was born to a peasant family and was a shepherd as a boy. He was an excellent student and was ordained at 24. He was assigned to Crozet, a parish in decline; he turned... Continue Reading →

27 April, Monday – True Discipleship

Acts 6:8-15Jn 6:22-29 “…work for food that endures to eternal life…” I have been crazy about watching television programmes and movies since I was a young child. I also enjoy reading stories about the journeys that people take to learn about themselves. I was grateful, therefore, when I learned that in many of these stories... Continue Reading →

26 April, Sunday – Our Personal Emmaus

Acts 2:14,22-331 Pet 1:17-21 Lk 24:13-35 “Their eyes were opened” 2020 has been a pivotal year for our generation. Covid-19 has changed the lives of many around the world. Today’s gospel could not have come at a more opportune time. I often wondered in the past about the experience of the two disciples, as they... Continue Reading →

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