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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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  Reflection - Leaving fortress church

Oct 06, 2010
The understanding of church and mission that emerged at Vatican II. We moved out of “fortress” church.
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  Reflection - Heart to heart

Oct 01, 2010
'A tribute of respect to a great Englishman, whose beauty of life shed its light and purity on his own century, but belongs to all ages.'
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  Keep your eye on the ball

Sep 16, 2010
Our capacity for self-delusion is seemingly endless and never more pronounced than when it serves to distract us from the inevitability of death.
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  Reflection - Reverence

Sep 03, 2010
I am thinking of one of the sayings of Jesus that holds for all times “know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
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  Reflection - Quit being a lemon

Aug 18, 2010
Maybe we can only recognise the beauty surrounding us when we welcome the beauty that lies deep within us.
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  Reflection - Only an 'n' between them

Aug 04, 2010
Columba/Columban. Drop it and we have the saint of Iona.
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  Reflection - Sane in an Insane World

Jul 21, 2010
My experience of working as a Chaplain in a mental hospital back in the late 70s left many lasting impressions on me.
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  Reflection - The best in all of us

Jul 02, 2010
Do we get what we look for? Can we change the way we look at things? Can we change?
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  Strangers in our own place

Jun 16, 2010
This is the Catholic Church and society’s new reality.
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  The tiny sentence of life

Jun 01, 2010
''We have neglected the tiny sentences of life and now the big ones are beyond our reach.”
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  The most basic assurance

May 14, 2010
Physical pain or drug induced nightmares can fill even the holiest person with terror.
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  Jesus Shines Through Light

Apr 09, 2010
"God comes, as I had always known he would come, unannounced, remarkable merely for the absence of clamour" (RS Thomas)
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  Ceremony of perseverence

Apr 01, 2010
With perseverance the snail reached the ark.
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  Come Down

Mar 19, 2010
Conscious of our own sinfulness we should be very slow to condemn others. Who among us is without sin?
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  Check the Green Book

Mar 11, 2010
Now when we check the green book we find names that are Peruvian, Chilean, Fijian, Tongan, Korean as well as Filipino/a, all signs of the changing face of the Columban Family.
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