Ascension – Letting Go and Opening Space for the New

The Ascension occurred in the life of Jesus when he left his followers, 40 days after the Resurrection and returned to His Father in heaven. ‘Why now?’ the disciples could be thinking as He disappeared from their sight and left them with his command to go out to all the world and be like him […]

There will be no such thing

Sr Mary-Ann shares a reflection on her favourite quote from Julian Tenison Woods. Father Julian Tenison Woods’ writings are sprinkling with delightfully lyrical and sometimes pithy pieces. I find myself returning to words he penned in 1880: There will be no such thing as sameness in the objects, no such thing as tameness in the […]

Remembering Mary MacKillop’s mother Flora

On Sunday 8 May, many families throughout our country will be celebrating the wonder and joy of experiencing motherhood and being mothered. For others, Mother’s Day brings sadness and a sense of loss. In troubled places throughout the world mothers are separated from children, and children are living with the awful memory of losing their […]

Who was St Patrick?

Ireland has many saints, the stories of whom have come down to us from tradition, often wrapped in legend and myth, but Patrick is different; he tells his own story. His brief autobiography, written in old age, begins with an introduction: My name is Patrick and goes on to recount how at 16 he was […]

Lent: A Path of Blessing

… time to allow a fresh new taste of God.A Lenten Poem by Ann Weems American poet, Ann Weems, invites us to view Lent as “time… to let the power of our faith story take hold of us”. Years of “immersing ourselves more consciously in the evolving mysteries of the universe”,[1] and absorbing scientific findings […]