Author Archives: Linh Thuy

The Month of September

sep 2

I thought of sharing something different for the reflection this time. The spiritual meaning for the month of September which revolves around the themes of service, responsibility, and self-sacrifice isn’t it really interesting to know. It’s a great month to harvest in preparation for the coming winter months. In fact, in Old England, it was called “Haervest-monath”, meaning Harvest Month. ...

Read More »

World Youth Day 2023 – August Reflection


 Since 2019, when the last WYD took place in Panama City, the youth around the world have not been able to gather until this year – so on August 1, thousands of young people from around the world will arrive at Lisbon, Portugal, to begin a 6 day activity to include: Interfaith Dialogue, Sustainability and Participation and Accessibility. Pope Benedict ...

Read More »

Reflection for July – Sea Prayer

sea prayer

In 2018, Khaled Hosseini produced a very beautifully illustrated book called Sea Prayer written in the form of a letter from a father to his son Marwan as he cradles him in his arms on the eve of their long treacherous journey from Homs, Syria, to escape a deadly war zone for safety. This journey would involve crossing many countries ...

Read More »

Reflection – June 2023

reflection in June

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, 2018. A few years ago, I found myself in a Record Shop looking for a particular CD. My heart gave a skip when I heard John Lennon singing ‘Imagine’! I could not take ...

Read More »

Mary of the Cenacle – May Reflection

I always heard this in my house, in the catechism classes and in homilies this famous phrase ‘If you seek Mary, you will find Jesus’. I would like to share with you some thoughts on this as we prepare to celebrate the Birthday of the Church. Our RNDM spirituality explains it further under the title ‘Our Lady of the Cenacle’. Pentecost ...

Read More »



Last month on the 12th March, Archbishop John Wilson, launched a Diocesan network entitled CARITAS Southwark to co-ordinate “our practical loving service of others, putting faith into action.”  This day was also the Sunday when Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman and promised new life, living waters – eternal life. All this, particularly the word CARITAS [A Latin word meaning ...

Read More »

March Reflection, 2023 – Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus!, March 1st.

St David

Of all the saints, St David (Dewi Sant) is the least celebrated and understood by the Catholic Church. Yet, Welsh (Cymraeg) is one of the oldest languages in Europe. Spoken by the people in Wales, in some areas of west England and Scotland, this is the language used when the Romans invaded these Isles. It was commonly used until at ...

Read More »



Spring symbolises new beginnings and transformations. It brings the possibility of fresh starts, of new life. Most of us acquire an added spring in our step and become “full of the joys of Spring.” We are told that “Hope springs eternal” and this happens particularly, when warm winds sooth our weary bones and long sunny days, blooming flowers and happy ...

Read More »

Hushed Awareness – January Reflection


January is the quietest month in the garden… But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle… A seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl.  And the anticipation nurtures our dreams. Barbara Winkler (www. A-Mused Winter Collage, ...

Read More »

Our Liturgical Year – Reflection for December


In North America just recently and in Canada last month, the people celebrated Thanksgiving. I have always envied these countries for this time of family celebration and giving thanks for all that has been over the year and to look forward in hope for what the New Year might bring – not only by way of a healthy harvest, but ...

Read More »