In God we trust.
Here we are already, in the middle of November, and you have not yet received my autumn letter. It was delayed, but here it is, finally. After the "Peace" retreat at the end of July, I headed off to rest at the monastery at Orval, where I have spent my summer holidays for nearly 30 years. It was a peaceful and relaxing time, with walks in the forest and above all, time to stay close to Jesus, especially through the Daily Office with the monks, which always nourishes me...
Weekend Reflection The Eyes of Street Kids It was hot, even by Sudanese standards. My house in Khartoum was a little dirty because of the ‘haboob’ (sandstorm) of the previous…
In this publication, Fr.Christopher Fox mhm, an experienced director of retreats, shares some thoughts and reflections on prayer and the spiritual life. He feels that one of the greatest needs for all of us is to think deeply on the meaning of life and to free ourselves of so much mental and emotional rubbish that is throuwn at us from all sides. He writes clearly of the beauty of genuinbe religion and the teaching of Jesus and the power of Christian love.
Pope Francis At the conclusion of his ecumenical trip to Sweden Pope Francis offered a new list of Beatitudes at a Catholic Mass in Malmö. — Blessed are those who…
The General Superior of the Mill Hill Missionaries, Fr Michael Corcoran, reflects on the meaning of the Year of Mercy.
DRINKING TEA/COFFEE AFTER MASS
"I am hard put to find any other popular medium that so effectively articulates Pope Francis’ recent exhortation to the Church to be a ‘convincing herald of mercy’ as that ballad Mercy Now. When I hear Mary Gauthier, a plain, unadorned woman with a plain, unaffected southern drawl, singing this plain, unembellished ballad recognising that every single one of us, from our father and brother to our Church and country to all living things, could use a little mercy now, I am thoroughly taken in. And sitting in the chapel on Holy Saturday night listening to the Easter Vigil readings, I am brought to mind of Mercy Now." (Karen Eliasen in Thinking Faith)
On sabbatical here in Berkeley since the end of August 2015 I have been drawn into a journey of discovery - both personal and cosmic. The road travelled has taken me out into the beautiful drought-stricken California countryside but also into the inner pathways of my own soul. Here I have met some of my fears, prejudices and longings....as we, sabbaticants, respond to the invitation to rest, to allow ourselves to be renewed, to be at peace with the Divine, ourselves and the rest of Creation.
Day of Resurrection HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! Resurrection Mural at Abdij Koningsoord, Arnhem, Holland