Reflections

Do this in remembrance of me

Thursday 2 June 2016

Br Mark O'Connor fms, Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation

RECENTLY, I was sitting at a cafe having a coffee in Smith Street, Collingwood. As I sat at a table in the front window I noticed there was a homeless man sitting in a nearby porch, alone.

Mothers teach us about the mercy of God

Friday 6 May 2016

Catherine Sheehan, Media and Communications Office.

WHAT IS IT that we are recognising and honouring every Mother’s Day? We are acknowledging and expressing gratitude for the specifically feminine way of parenting. This is evident by virtue of the fact that we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day each year, rather than just one big ‘Parent’s Day’. 

Reflection: Let Him Easter in us

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Br Mark O’Connor FMS

EASTER is now!

Gerard Manley Hopkins has a wonderful poem, ‘The Wreck of the Deutschland,’ where he uses the phrase ‘Let him Easter in us.’ In this phrase, he uses the noun Easter as a verb. Hopkins writes, ‘Let him Easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us.’ 
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