Homilies: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18; Ephesians 5:21-32; John 6:60-69. "To whom shall we go? The response of Peter to Jesus is as relevant today as it was then. When confronted with … Continue reading Homilies: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Homilies: Solemnity fo the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

My homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Apocalypse 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56. "Having received God's promise to her via the angel Gabriel, Mary sets out to visit Elizabeth, where … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity fo the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Homilies: Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary Mackillop)

My homily for the Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary Mackillop) as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were 1 Kings 17:8-16; Colossians 3:12-17; Matthew 6:25-34. "Rely on the providence of God in all things, putting God's kingdom - God's agenda - before anything that … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary Mackillop)

Review: Cave, Refectory, Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living

Cave, Refectory, Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living by Ian Adams My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although a short 100 pages, this book has much to offer those seeking to authentically live out their baptismal call to life, mission and ministry. Drawing on the example and models of monastic life and applying them to … Continue reading Review: Cave, Refectory, Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living

Review: St Aidan’s Way of Mission: Celtic Insights for a Post-Christian World

St Aidan's Way of Mission: Celtic insights for a post-Christian world by Ray Simpson My rating: 4 of 5 stars There's much to think about to be found in this little volume, at least for me.Examining the story of St Aidan of Lindisfarne, and his mission and ministry among the inhabitants nearby, an alternative way … Continue reading Review: St Aidan’s Way of Mission: Celtic Insights for a Post-Christian World