Reflections

Our Jewish/Christian heritage

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.

Our search for God’s presence

Volume 18, Issue 19

The cover story in a recent edition of Time Magazine (September 2007) featured an investigation into a reputed 50 year crisis of faith in the life of Mother Teresa. The enquiry was prompted by the recent publication of Come Be My Light, edited by Brian Kolodiejchuk, which included much of her personal correspondence to various spiritual directors.

A pilgrimage in faith

Volume 18, Issue 18

Since 1830, a series of visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary have been recorded in various places around the world. Through the experiences of St Catherine Laboure, the encounters of St Bernadette of Lourdes and the wonders reported by three young children – Lucia, Jacinta and Francesco – at Fatima, celebrated Christian pilgrimage destinations have developed at several of the venues of these reported sightings.
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