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LESSONS FROM LIFE - GO GENTLY!

Some days ago I was busy cleaning bathrooms in our house. I was going at a great pace till I discovered that one of the drain covers was broken. 179 more words

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THE POWER OF PURE LOVE

On Sunday 17th January I attended a Mass for Children and Young people with special educational needs. It was a deeply moving experience. The congregation has now expanded to include adults with other kinds of special needs. 147 more words

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WE NEED TO HOLD ON - TO HOPE...

I couldn’t help but feel hopeful as the New Year dawned. “Surely,” I said to myself, “this year we can work together to make things better…” The recent World Summit on Climate Change in Paris was such a sign of hope for me. 113 more words

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THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR CHRISTMAS

Here in community we are fortunate to receive a number of gifts from some of our local parishioners and other close friends.  This year we have been blessed with delicious cakes (some of them rather big!), a variety of tasty snacks, a gorgeous basket of fruit and enough home cooked food to provide us with a succulent meal.   127 more words

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My Soul Longs for Mercy

I came across an advent reflection on YouTube the other day which uses a song called ‘Kyrie – I Call to You’ (from the CD, Standing Still by Jeff Johnson) 111 more words

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Discernment - when unsure

Ignatius talks of three ‘times’ of discernment; the first refers to moments of great clarity; the second, to times of inner conflict between attraction to two or more good choices. 130 more words

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AND THAT WORD WILL BE LOVE AND PEACE

Watching Pope Francis push open the Holy Door in the Cathedral in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic, brings to mind the great Old Testament prophets who brought God to the people through symbolic actions and words rich in meaning. 95 more words

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