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  The Example of True Friendship

Nov 04, 2011
When Jesus had that last meal of friendship with his disciples he knew what would happen to him.
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  The Greatest Miracle

Oct 03, 2011
In that tree-sheltered grassy olive grove, thousands had gathered; men and women, rich and poor, upper, middle, and lower class, the sick, the blind, the disabled.
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  Walk in the light

Sep 06, 2011
Let us give thanks for the people whose inner light is beautiful.
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  The bottom line of mission

Aug 26, 2011
What was once a one way process with the North sending personnel and funds and the South receiving them has now become a process of mutual exchange between local churches.
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  Darkness that nurtures

Jul 08, 2011
Darkness and light are both important in the rhythm of our lives.
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  A culture of blame

Jun 30, 2011
What governs human behavior is not what befalls us but how we perceive what happens.
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  Where is the energy of the good news

Jun 14, 2011
In the stillness of our hearts we will hear the word that changes us, that gives us life and hope and the courage to move with love and compassion ...
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  Forgiveness is a challenge

May 25, 2011
What I refuse to forgive continues to harm me. It consumes my heart, poisons my mind, drains my energies and cements my soul.
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  Tiny sentences of life

May 09, 2011
“My children don’t talk to me,” laments a father, “they simply grunt.” Some schools, according to a recent report, plan to have special classes to teach children to speak in full sentences.
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  We had the experience but missed the meaning

Apr 20, 2011
The importance of context is at the heart of Michael Frost’s book “Jesus the Fool”. He illustrates the impact of context by telling this tale about a Chinese farmer in a poor village.
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  Swept up in God

Apr 12, 2011
When going to Mass on Sunday begins to lose its appeal for Catholics then to that degree, we begin to lose our sense of being Church.
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  New heart, fresh spirit

Mar 31, 2011
Our benefactors in New Zealand (and Australia) humble us with their generosity in adversity.
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  What are you doing for Lent?

Mar 04, 2011
What are you going to do for Lent?” It’s a question often asked today with a slightly scoffing tone.
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  The Bottom Line of Mission

Feb 18, 2011
When we look at the Church world wide we find that the majority of the world’s Catholics now live in Africa, Asia and South America, “The South”.
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  Openness, generosity
and courage

Jan 13, 2011
We may not be able to shake off the burdens of recent years, like a dog shakes off water after a plunge in the river, but we can choose not to be controlled by them.
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  No one is excluded

Dec 20, 2010
“Tell Father the name of the birthplace of Jesus Christ,” he said. One little girl immediately shouted: “Lahore.”
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   What is Advent all about?

Dec 02, 2010
Why, then, we may ask, do we keep on reading biblical texts about his arrival today, since we believe that the Messiah already arrived two thousand years ago?
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  Reflection - Columban my brother

Nov 23, 2010
Through the pilgrimage I have come to know Columban as someone I could pray to in a personal way.
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  Reflection - In loving memory

Nov 11, 2010
“Nothing can make up for the absence of someone whom we love and it would be wrong to try to find a substitute; we must simply hold out and see it through".
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  Reflection - The similarities of Mary

Oct 14, 2010
The Gospel shows her to be a woman of faith, a caring woman, a woman unafraid to take risks, a woman strong in love, courageous in suffering.
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