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The Rosary: Leading us closer to God…

Feast of the Holy Rosary: October 7     The Rosary is my favourite prayer. A marvellous prayer! Marvellous in its simplicity and in its depth. . .the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the rhythm of human life.” Pope … Continue reading

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Jesus tells us Who He is…

Do you know Jesus? Do you know who He is? Do you talk to Him daily? Take a few moments & be with Him; let Jesus feed you, guide you, give you life…

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Rejoice! Christ is Risen! Question no longer, but believe…

“I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer.” —CS Lewis       Search no longer…   Happy Easter… Let us celebrate, not just for one day, but for a Season & for a … Continue reading

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All Soul’s Day: A reflection…

A couple of years ago, on All Souls Day, Pope Benedict XVI reflected upon death and the hope that Christian faith brings to it. “As human beings, we have a natural fear of death and we rebel against its apparent finality.  … Continue reading

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Do you recognize the gifts you have? What are you doing with them?

Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourselves at the service of others. If you are a speaker, speak in words which seem to come … Continue reading

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What makes a life successful?

Like the young man in the Gospel story, perhaps you too are experiencing situations of uncertainty, anxiety or suffering, and are yearning for something more than a life of mediocrity. It makes you ask yourselves: “What makes a life successful? … Continue reading

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Take a moment to start your day off right…

            Beginning your day with prayer puts everything in focus. How are you starting your day?  Do you have a lot to do? Are things rushed, and easily become hectic & out of control?  If … Continue reading

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Thought for the day…

May we, therefore, be motivated to act accordingly.  As the wise and saintly Ignatius of Loyola reminds us: “God freely created us so that we might know, love, and serve him in this life and be happy with him forever. … Continue reading

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St Thomas More

Comfort in tribulation can be secured only on the sure ground of faith – holding as true the words of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church.  – St. Thomas More St. Thomas More (1478-1535) Thomas was a friend … Continue reading

Are you unhappy? This might be the reason…

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018