Author Archives: Linh Thuy

Entering the heart of summertime – August Reflection


Despite our summers in this part of the world being a bit unsettled, and travel not so possible this year after so many restrictions, we can take this time mentally and spiritually to make changes to our routine during this summertime. We have learnt from experience that no one will thank us if we continue to treat this month as ...

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Acknowledgements:  Rembrandts Prodigal Son: – Beautiful Nature Spots: BinBlog-Localbini

Some weeks ago, listening to BBC Songs of Praise, the hymn “Beauty for Brokenness” by Graham Kendrick triggered in me a myriad of thoughts at first centred on the word “Brokenness.” At the time we were still in the middle of the second more threatening lockdown, with the deeply emotional events of Passiontide still etched clearly in hearts and minds. ...

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 Spring – a Season for Rising


Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain. Wheat that in the dark earth many days has lain, love lives again, that with the dead has been; love is come again like wheat that springeth green. J.M. C. Crum (1872-1958) ©Oxford Book of Carols. For most of us, the first signs of spring this year will make a difference. ...

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Palm Sunday


We continue to pray for Peace in Myanmar and in other parts of our World. Wishing us all a prayerful journey together as RNDMs during the HOLY WEEK.     Music Blessings on the King Each Morning You Wake Us To Hear Memory of the Passion

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Fifth Sunday of Lent


 In every death, there is life. The grain of wheat will die but that death is not the end, it is the beginning of new life. One grain that dies gives life to hundreds of new grains and will through death nourish us with food. In the death of relationships, of health and all that may be dear to us, there ...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent


Through the energy of love, with the Beloved, we are making our Lenten journey – a special grace filled time for each one of us. We entered this prayerful Season of Lent with ritual of beautiful symbols – ash, water and oil, with a holy purpose and wholeheartedly. Since then, three weeks  have past. Today we have entered the 26th ...

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Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent 2021

As we continue our Lenten Journey on this third Sunday, we encounter Jesus angered by the desecration He sees in the Temple. There are many forms of desecration in our world today. We have witnessed the frustration and anger of millions of people in Myanmar as they continue to protest against the oppression and violation of their freedom and democratic ...

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Second Sunday of Lent

Lenten reflections 2nd Sunday

In our time, we are called into solidarity – “a moral virtue and social attitude born of personal conversion.” [pg 12, Tui Motu, Feb 2021] Solidarity calls us to the beyond of our own humanity, to stand together, belonging as “one breath, one body, one spirit….”[Sarah Tompsen songline], and in this solidarity, encounters will lead to transformation; to the more ...

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March, the month of expectations!         


March this year looks as if it is coming in like a lamb, with gentle temperatures and warmer days, so let us hope that it leaves us equally as calm with many positive memories. We certainly need this during a climate of the Coronavirus, which in its aftermath has left much sadness and devastation.  Yet we also know, March is ...

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Chinese New Year and Vietnamese TET:


The Year of the Buffalo/Ox 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1961, 1973, 1885, 1997, 2021: a born  leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative, methodical and good with your hands. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding you own way. The Buffalo would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general or hairdresser. Some famous Buffalos: Napolean, Van ...

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