Reflection for April

prodigal Son

As Lent continues and we look towards Holy Week and the Triduum, our minds during these past few weeks have been taken up with many issues that surround us and often we don’t know the way forward: the complexities around Brexit; recent flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe; the horrors of violence in New Zealand; knife crime in our cities, ...

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Reflection January 2019

From Guardian Angel Oracle by C. Astell
Published by Watkins Publishing
(Artist Rene Milot)

“We welcome a New year full of things that have never been “ .  (Raine Marie Rilke) The Angel of New Beginnings dances and dallies with ease and delight in and among the planets, between earth and heaven, revitalising, challenging and inspiring us to take a fresh look at where we are; calling us to ponder who we are in ...

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December Reflection – The Season of Advent


From September 1st – October 4th we celebrated the Season of Creation. This has become an annual celebration supported by Christians of all traditions with prayer and action aimed at the protection of creation. It is hope that humanity is growing in awareness of the need to protect everything that God has created. Each season in nature has a beauty ...

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November Reflection


Over the past few weeks, I spent some time in France, in St Rambert en Bugey, a village outside Lyon, in France. Set in a valley, surrounded by hills, it is an idyllic spot for reflection and prayer. Our Congregation meeting attended by participants from 13 different countries was a time for reflection and sharing on our lives and ministries ...

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It was one of those forever days – freedom perfuming the air – fresh, exhilarating, divine! I rose early, surveyed the world, and embraced it tenderly, enhancing, enriching it by the gentle pressure of a non-possessive LOOK which said: JUST BE! and it WAS! Along the splendid crescent, oozing wealth I strolled: extravagant gardens concealing palaces of comfort – and ...

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Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” – Liverpool 2018


September is the month that we celebrate the National  Congress in Liverpool, England – September 7-9. The Bishops of England and Wales will hold this event and invite many speakers from around the world to address topics relating to the Eucharist from catechesis, preparing children for the sacraments, to the devotion of the Eucharist, to name just a few topics. ...

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August Reflection


Davao – In the Heart of the Philippines Balay Euphrasie – Formation Centre- Davao  “Into union with Christ, you too are being built together with all the others into a place where God lives through the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22 As you enter Balay Euphrasie you are aware of the vision of the Congregation for all of our young women preparing ...

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Reflection for July

Water runs off a melting glacier in the Swiss Alps (CNS/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Three years ago, Pope Francis released his landmark environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’. The encyclical laid out an integral ecological vision of humanity – bringing together a concern for creation with a concern for the needs of vulnerable communities around the world. Don’t leave our kids ‘only rubble, deserts and refuse’ Published: 09 July 2018 While everyone has a role and responsibility ...

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The Feast of the Sacred Heart- Friday, June 8


This wonderful feast loved by so many is celebrated on the third Friday after Pentecost. “It celebrates the one divine and human Christ from the standpoint of his love for humankind, a love symbolised by his heart. It is therefore a devotional celebration that has as its object Christ’s love for us rather than any specific salvific act.” (The Key ...

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Relish a Taste of Beauty


With a sudden abundant hint that hope is in the air, it is a blessing to celebrate spring in the Northern Hemisphere after such a long, dreary winter. May, is a time of surprise and wonder as we enjoy the silence and energy of birthing once again; and delight in the colourful creative magnificence opening before our eyes in the ...

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