When the bridegroom leaves

‘The time will come for the bridegroom to be taken away from them, and then they will fast’. This is a coded message we can relate...

A sound tree

Balfour Mount is considered ‘the father of palliative care in North America’. Palliative care has been...

Freedom and mercy

Thomas Merton was a New Zealander born in France, who was educated in England and lived...

Well spoken

As a recent arrival in Zambia, I had not heard of Anderson Mazoka until two days...

Willingly

Why, suddenly, in October, do we have a Good Friday reading?  We have “done” Good Friday...

Old Tati revisited

It was an emotional experience for a Jesuit to be part of the Francixtown diocese celebration...

Change your way of thinking

The Guardian displayed two stunning blue birds – Spix’s Macaws from Brazil – on its front...

The sleeping of Mary

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

The people approaching

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

Trapped in a dark cave

Two stories dominate the news; the World Cup, with its agony and elation, and the boys...

White rose

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...

Nothing to go back to

Dear Family and Friends,...

A masterpiece

People have always been drawn by beauty. We have only to look at the ancient temples...

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