Fr Noel Connolly SSC

Fr Noel Connolly SSCFr Noel Connolly SSC

Fr Noel Connolly was Regional Director of St Columbans Mission Society for Australia and New Zealand from February 2006 to November 2011.

 
 

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  A Christmas Wish - From the Director

Dec 21, 2010
I hope you have time to reflect on your own humanity and can embrace and appreciate the humanity of others, especially those who are so different that we sometimes fear them. Let us celebrate the feast of Christmas when God became human like us.
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  A good missionary is always learning from and enjoying others

Oct 06, 2010
But a missionary also needs to learn to be humble and examine his or her motives. I started to learn this in Korea.
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  A love that gives life

Sep 24, 2010
It is only when we love someone as they are that our love can give life and promote growth.
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  People listen to witnesses rather than teachers

Sep 24, 2010
“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”
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  An arrogant or a loving eye

Aug 23, 2010
There is a Latin saying that in communication whatever is received is received according to the mode of the receiver.
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  Brightness and the power to challenge

Jul 14, 2010
Today in the Church we seem to need a symbol that will unite us.
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  A movement to recreate the world

Jul 14, 2010
The Church exists, not for its own sake, but for the sake of God’s reign which is breaking into our world in many ways and many places.
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  Bold humility

Apr 30, 2010
We have to learn to be wary of our urge to change people and of our need to be always in charge and always the giver, the teacher.
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  From the Director - Easter Message 2010

Apr 01, 2010
I hope that Good Friday convinces you of how much you are loved.
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  It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness

Mar 25, 2010
The most moving part of the Easter ceremonies for me is when the priest carries the Paschal Candle into the darkened church during the Easter Vigil.
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  God has a liberating plan for the cosmos

Mar 04, 2010
The Church exists, not for its own sake, but for the sake of God’s reign which is breaking into our world in many ways and many places.
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  If only love were simple

Feb 15, 2010
One of my favourite sayings about Jesus is that “he spoke with authority.”
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  Gifts and strangers

Jan 22, 2010
‘Not to receive’ is an unwillingness to be in relationship. When we seem not to need others’ gifts and services we can make them feel helpless and insignificant.
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