A taste of glory

There are many reasons to celebrate the victory of South Africa in the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Rugby was the game of the whites in...

Tragedy on a train

It was a long train journey from Karachi in the south of Pakistan to Rawalpindi in...

Conservation is a luxury

On arrival in 1905, Fr Joseph Moreau, the first Jesuit to settle in Zambia, defended his...

I’m alright, Jack

This saying used to be, perhaps still is, current to describe a person who is self-satisfied...

Places of encounter

This Sunday, 13 October, John Henry Cardinal Newman will be declared a Saint by Pope Francis...

A deportation

As we entered the plane there was a disturbance. A man was crying out in a...

A consoling smile

She remembered that smile forty years on.  Mrs Hungwe lived in a remote area of NW...

Dressed for action

I feel sorry for the soldiers patrolling the streets of Srinagar. They have to enforce their...

I will build bigger ones

‘I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones’. The farmer had a good year...

Search and you will find

Can you teach a fish to swim?  Can you teach persistence to people who have persisted...

Peeling an orange

The late Jean Vanier, the founder of l’Arche communities, used to tell the story of giving...

He was moved by compassion when he saw him

A father in his twenties and his little daughter were drowned two weeks ago trying to...

Come, be my light

Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a name many have heard but may know only the barest...

He who veins violets

Yet God (that hews mountain and continent, Earth, all, out; who, with trickling increment, Veins violets and tall...

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