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A beautiful bridge

a beautiful bridge

Pope Francis has spoken many times about the value and gift of inter-generational relationships and on the meaning and value of old age as well as on the contribution of young people to our understanding of today’s world. In his continuing catechesis on the meaning and value of old age in the light of God’s word, Pope Francis reflected on ...

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Fire on the Earth

Heart on Fire

Nano [Nagle] had become aware , and not only aware, but had tested the very depths of human suffering in her own life and in the lives of others, and like them too, had experienced the healing power of love – and so she could say from her deepest being: “If I could be of service in nay part of ...

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Witnessing to the resurrection

Witnessing to the resurrection

In each of the Gospels, as we read of the Resurrection of Jesus, there is a common thread – the first witnesses to the reality of the empty tomb were women (or solely Mary Magdalene, in John’s account).  Luke tells us there were a number of women at the empty tomb, Mary Magdalene, Joanne and Mary the mother of James. ...

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Halting the shipwreck of civilisation

halting the shipwreck

Recalling the “unusual kindness” with which the Maltese welcomed the Apostle Paul and his companions (60 A.D.) when they were shipwrecked on Malta – provided the theme of the recent Apostolic Journey by Pope Francis to Malta (1st – 3rd April 2022): ‘They Showed Us Unusual Kindness’ (Acts 28:2) The Pope warned that we risk a “shipwreck of civilization” with ...

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Patrick – his life in ours

Patrick - his life in ours

Who is this man Patrick, who came among us (from another place) and whom we have never forgotten?  A man who suffered a turbulent and challenging journey through experiencing at times hunger, isolation, separation and imprisonment, doubting often his own capacity and ability to act – but certain of the hand of God and his protection.  What better way to ...

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From cross to resurrection …

cross to resurrection

Ash Wednesday is tomorrow March 2nd.  Our Lenten Journey (from ‘cross to resurrection’ and from ‘ashes to light’) is ‘Your Journey’.  ‘Your Journey’ Lord,  that is now also ‘Our Journey’ with those suffering the unspeakable. Let us live this journey in appreciation of the opportunity it offers to simply and hopefully reconnect to that deepest knowing of what ‘resurrection’ actually ...

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Pray – Lead – Advocate for Creation

“Praise be to you my Lord, with all your creatures,” prayed St. Francis of Assisi, well before the Season of Creation began. With this simple but profound prayer, he has encouraged believers of many generations to recognise creation as the fruit of God’s eternal Love. Season of Creation is a time of grace that the Church, in ecumenical dialogue, offers to ...

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Celebrating the Pascal Journey

From the 14th—17th April 2022, this programme will consist of participation in creative liturgies around the death and resurrection of Jesus as experienced in the sufferings and hopes of our world today. Each liturgy will be accompanied by a theological and scriptural analysis of the new approach being used. Participants will be engaged in dialogue, reflection & liturgical participation. Facilitated ...

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The only house we have

With his emphasis on integral ecology, Francis links care for God’s creation to our economic, political, social and religious priorities. In a lot of ways, with this pope, eco-spirituality has gone mainstream. The prefix “eco-” before “spirituality” comes from the Greek oikos, meaning home — a reminder that “this house is the only one we have, we’re all together, what happens ...

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A Project of Love

A Project of Love

Pope Francis will mark the World Day for Consecrated Life on Wednesday, February 2nd 2022 (the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord) with a Eucharistic celebration in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica. The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life has addressed a letter to the world’s consecrated men and women inviting them to walk together as ...

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