Making meaning of Medjugorje

Making meaning of Medjugorje

Volume 18, Issue 22

In an earlier Perspective, in which I explained the reasons for making a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, the Marian centre in Bosnia Herzegovina, I promised to report back to you about that place on our return. Now that the latter has been achieved, I’m ready to provide you with my frank comments about what I experienced in the company of a group of fellow pilgrims organised for us from London by Medjugorje Peace Tours.

Caroline Chisholm - the emigrants' friend

ImageKairos: Volume 18, Issue 21

2008 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Caroline Chisholm on 30 May 1808. There is no doubt that Caroline Chisholm is one of Australia’s most significant pioneers. What is less well known is the explicitly Christian motivation for her work. Chisholm felt that she had been chosen and gifted by God for the specific purpose of caring for immigrants.

Our Jewish/Christian heritage

Volume 18, Issue 21

I suppose it is due to my advanced years, but I often find myself looking backwards these days to the people and events that have shaped my life. This process has provided recollections in abundance, but every so often one particular issue stands out that provides me with much food for thought.

Usually it is some current event that triggers-off the recall of a past event or a string of associated reminiscences. This finds me reliving with appreciation and gratitude such treasures from the past, and I’d like to share one with you now.

Developing a personal relationship with Jesus

Volume 18, Issue 20

Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a priest. To my impressionable young mind, dedicating myself to that way of life seemed to be the best path I could possibly follow, once I had grown to adulthood.

Why was this so?

Through the dark

ImageKairos: Volume 18, Issue 19

“If I ever become a saint, I will surely be one of ‘darkness.’”
– Blessed (Mother) Teresa of Kolkata

The world has trembled at the revelation that Mother Teresa, the ‘saint of the gutters,’ lived for most of her adult life in a state of radical unbelief. After Time Magazine published exclusive extracts from her letters and diaries, this paragon of self-abnegation and heroic virtue was transformed into an altogether more surprising Christian.