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A Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (8th August 2021)

In Nairobi I worked with both seminarians and university students. On occasions when discussing the liturgy for a Sunday, I might mention the theme of the four readings; immediately the reply would come, “No, Father there are only three readings.” Sometimes they might add “Father, that is only the Psalm.” Yet, the psalter is one of the richest books in the Bible and today's Psalm 33, is one of the best: “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” The psalmist calls the people to look to God as the one who protects and sustains. The Psalm should be read and prayed.

Author: admin - July 31, 2021

The Holy Bible

Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (14th February 2021)

In the early 1970s I was doing ministry in an American suburb trying to get a few dollars for my then mission in Africa to keep body and soul together. In those days, parish visitation was the “in thing”. I spent most of those summer days walking around the parish

Author: admin - January 27, 2021

A Man in a lot of pain

A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (31st January 2021)

As I look back on nearly twenty-four years of varied missionary service and reflecting on 2020, a year which was like something out of Tales of the Unexpected, I am struck by the simple phrase in today’s gospel: the ‘just then’ unexpected moment for the man with an unclean spirit.

Author: admin - January 13, 2021

A Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

Mt. 4: 1 - 11 ( http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030120.cfm )  Lent is a time of preparation. As such it presents an opportunity to focus once again on our priorities in life. Our day-to-day living presents us with so many options. Some of those, even though good in themselves, might also be considered temptations. Is that what we have in today’s…

Author: admin - March 1, 2020

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