One of the interesting aspects of some of the gospel stories is the connection between many of the miracles attributed to Jesus and His reaching out to touch those in need of his help - the curing of the blind, the deaf, the lepers...
Author:- January 27, 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:- January 13, 2021
It is not often that I have the opportunity to spend Christmas with my family, but this year I have the chance to reflect back on the Christmases when I was a teenager. I look back in gratitude, but once upon a time I didn't think my present life choice would be possible. Recently, at a Funeral Mass of a friend, I was told that my becoming a priest surprised many!
Author:- December 27, 2020
In the days of the great sailing ships, before the discovery of the compass, the old Portuguese sailors said, “The stars are there to guide us, but we will never reach them.” That saying applies to today’s “Feast of the Holy Family”, that unique family. They are there to guide us, though we will never be fully like them.
Author:- December 15, 2020