Old Tati revisited

It was an emotional experience for a Jesuit to be part of the Francixtown diocese celebration at Old Tati, the site of the first Jesuit mission...

Equality yes, but not yet

The Nobel Peace Prize has just been awarded to Denis Makwege and Nadia Murad for what...

Launching a book

I have just had the novel experience of “launching” a book, a collection of short pieces...

Change your way of thinking

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Nothing from outside

“Nothing that goes into someone from outside can make that person unclean.” (Mark 7:15) These words...

The sleeping of Mary

The actual word is ‘Dormition’, not ‘sleeping’, but it means the same,  It is the Greek...

The food that endures

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The people approaching

“Looking up, he saw the crowds approaching.”  I am in the UK and people are kindly...

Building our house

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Nothing for the journey

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Trapped in a dark cave

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The centre cannot hold

A comment caught my eye in the Tablet recently about the Irish referendum to change the...

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What is one flower in a forest? I have just been reading Eoin Dempsey’s White Rose...

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is the name of a college of Cambridge University and it is the name...

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