John Allen Green OFM

John Allen Green OFM

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  • 11th Sunday 2018 Awareness
    Jesus never turns away those who came seeking repentance and forgiveness, but it is typically only the ill, the disabled, the scorned, the broken-hearted and the rejected who recognise their need and seek new life without the illusion of control. See more...
  • 12th Sunday Year A 2020 Soul Identity
    Caught in the embracing gaze of the beloved, I am surprised to find my own woundedness reflected in the suffering of the other. In the bloodied heart of the other’s suffering, I become blinded; sightless and rudderless; now subsumed into the heart of the other, where there are no longer two hearts; only one heart beating. It is in See more...
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  • 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C
    Evil, hatred, and indifference will always annihilate itself as it turns inwards to devour itself. Evil hatred and indifference have no creative power except that which it appropriates from the creative and transformative power of Love. God is love as God is also Creator and this is the moving force of all creation. This is the Go See more...
  • 13th Sunday Year B 2018
    Like Christ, we also are called to reflect beauty and grace as the foundation of the Good News that aligns itself with Truth, the Incarnation as God’s language; in whose very breath, we share in the ongoing exciting and vital creative process of Christifying our world and becoming Christ like. See more...
  • 14 Sunday Year C 2019
    Sin is really big business, and no, I don't mean just for pimps and politicians. When we link sin to the Babylon effect of transactions and repayments, we have a ready and marketable commodity. See more...
  • 14th Sunday Fear and Rejection
    “What am I afraid of beginning or of leaving behind in order to become the kind of person I know I am really called to be?” See more...
  • 14th Sunday In Ordinary Time Year A
    The Joy of Simplicity See more...
  • 15TH Sunday C 2019 Good Samaritan
    If one has to be pleasing to me, comforting, reassuring, before I can love them, then I cannot truly love them . . . If a person has to be a Jew or a Christian before I can love them, then I cannot love them. If they have to be black or white before I can love them, then I cannot love them. If they have to belong to my political p See more...
  • 15th Sunday Paradox & the Pilgrim
  • 15th Sunday Year A
  • 16th Sunday C 2019 Martha & Mary
    Without a map of our illusions, we are in a maze without any hope of escape. This is the nature of sin which gives power and authority to the passions and dramas of the egoistic being that enslaves us and blinds us. Gazing ever deeper into the eyes of Christ, we come to discover that mirror that will reflect and map that gives us See more...
  • 16th Sunday Hope & Wisdom
    Notions of freedom and self-determination turn our human hearts away from the One who reveals Himself as the one who is the I AM, the source of all being before time began and after time will cease for each one of us. Yet without this reference to the God who is transcendent; God who is both with us but also outside of time and s See more...
  • 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: YEAR A
  • 17th Sunday: The pearl of great value
  • 17th Sunday Year B Focus on the Light
    Do I find myself always pointing towards the darkness, the lack, the limitations and the absence of good? Jesus invites us all to come with him on a journey towards the multiplying of light and goodness in our world. If we together place our vision and our hope into the hands of Jesus, the kingdom will indeed shine as brightly as See more...
  • 17th Sunday Year C 2019
    The "Our Father", is the prayer of 1.2 billion Catholics and a further 1 billion of other Christian denominations around the world, in every place, in every occasion; in times of celebration, in times of grief and in times of uncertainty. Perhaps we may sometimes also forget that this prayer is said in virtually every la See more...
  • 18 Sunday 2018 Wisdom & Compassion
    Seeing is not believing and facts just do not convince us. See more...
  • 18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR C
    As the light of faith and spirituality decreases, we are ever more in the grips of a terrible pandemic! A creeping epidemic with worldwide roots. The author Oliver James gives it a name…and its name is ‘affluenza'. This virus-like condition spreading through our societies, in which people define themselves by how much money t See more...
  • 19th Sunday Hunger, Food and Forgiveness
    What does it mean to have life until the age to come? All of us live as though we have more time; more time to do things; more time to be with loved ones and to love and be loved; more time to live. Yet our aversion of death and our clinging to the youth of our past cancer easily traps us in illusion. As Eric Fromm, the German ps See more...
  • 19th Sunday Year C 2019 Finding Freedom
    Our choice today will form our identity; are we to be children of the kingdom of God, or do we choose to be children of the world. The apostles and the Saints have been given to us as the foundation of our hope, so that we also can only say, "Where shall we go O' Lord, for you have the words of eternal life?" These See more...
  • 1st Lent C 2019 Death & Grief
    It is only after we have met and embraced this death and grief and the loss of our investment in the assumptions about self, life and the world that we are capable of that spaciousness needed to take God’s hand. See more...
  • 20th Sunday  - Compassion
    As long as we keep our compassion for the other, we can always move forward towards new life. This is a compassion that we need to find for the unclean, the oppressor and our enemies. Any other way leads only to darkness and death for both oppressed and oppressor. See more...
  • 20th Sunday Year b: GOD HAS A PLAN
    This Word that has become one of us in Jesus the Christ, is the Light to lead us back to Truth and Beauty. Once more we are offered the Gift of Love, God’s very self, given to us in the Eucharist, the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus the Christ. This is not some dead flesh and blood that a carnivore would devour. See more...
  • 21st Sunday C The Right Path
    Is my life headed in the right direction? Have I chosen the right path? A Jew comes up to the Jewish teacher we call Jesus and asks him a loaded question, “Lord, is it the case that those being saved are few?” In Hebrew, the name ‘Yeshua’ was well understood by the Jewish people to mean ‘God saves’: God saves us from our sins. See more...
  • 21st Sunday To be Known, Seen and Heard
    It is in the faces of those on the fringes, persecuted, forgotten and hungry that we come face to face with Jesus. See more...
  • 21st Sunday Year B Belief & Knowledge
    First comes love. But how can I love without knowing? God is Love and the heartbeat of this Love resounds through the cosmos. “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of life in the Age. We have both trusted and known that you are the holy one of God.” See more...
  • 22nd Sunday Year B
    The Gospel warns us about reading the message through our cultural and ethnic prejudices; against judgements being passed by an elite who are isolated from the reality of people's experiences. See more...
  • 23rd Sunday C 2019 The Family
    The family is seen as a beautiful blueprint of God's sacred plan showing reciprocal love, care, and support. Yet there is another side to this, the darker side where evil, manipulation, and oppression hide behind a mask of sacred custom. See more...
  • 23 Sunday Year B Regaining our voices
    Regaining our Voices: This is also the urgent call to the laity of our church so that you may find your voices in the assembly to hold this power accountable. This is the power that claims to serve the people and must therefore be accountable for this promise. We can neither expropriated nor silence this hearing of the Word that m See more...
  • 24 Sunday C 2019 Jerusalem
    When last have I invited somebody to come with me to Jesus, to taste and see that the Lord is Good, to experience compassion, mercy and forgiveness? Lord as you will, Lord as you know, Have mercy, Have mercy. See more...
  • 24 Sunday Year B -EYE SEE YOU
    What does love look like through the broken links in the chain of ancestors See more...
  • 25th Sunday C 2019 The world is burning
    The Amazon rainforests are burning, the Siberian forests of burning; the fires are burning in Greece, in Spain, in France, in Turkey, and Greenland, and so we beat our breasts and wail like a mother in labour. And yet, and yet oh Lord, have we call ourselves righteous not also walked hand-in-hand with the Babylon beast? See more...
  • 26 Sunday C Lazarus & Dives
    Jesus speaks directly to our world today; who have you excluded from your borders? Why have you imprisoned my children? Why are you blind to the cry of all those excluded, the marginalised and the hungry, the immigrant and the foreigner? Why are you deaf to the cry of our burning world? On Sundays you cry to God for help and suste See more...
  • 27th Sunday Year C 2019 Faith & Pride
    Doubt and faith, mix either with pride and the concoctions are toxic. Those proud in their faith, those proud in their doubts, both are terrors. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer stood before the Nazi machinery of evil that sought to destroy ‘good’, he noted that this terror of evil mimicked good perfectly. This was an evil that appeared goo See more...
  • 28th Sunday C 2019 Ten Lepers
    We hear the groaning! With creation, we share a collective wound. All joy is gone and we feel that something important has gone, something has been lost. We still live the same life, perhaps even better than before, yet we are not happy, we are not satisfied, and we are impatient. No matter how much I have, no matter how much I ha See more...
  • 28th Sunday of Year A Chosen and called
    FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN. We have something of the chicken and the egg situation here! Surely I have to be chosen to be called? And so round and round we go. Besides leaving us with something of a conundrum, it appears here that God is not the author of our salvation, but that we are required to do the good work so See more...
  • 29 Sunday C 2019 Prayer & Hope
    This is an insane and dangerous time for our world facing ecological, financial and social implosion. It is particularly dangerous because of the collective toxic psychosis of denial and disconnection. As a global community, we are asleep and we are in denial. It has taken a young girl overcoming her own fear and panic to speak to See more...
  • 29th Sunday: Whose Image do I see
    Do I have a transcendent vocation that is inherent in intrinsic human dignity? Is this transcendent vocation the mission of a privileged few that fit neatly into my category of “redeemed” or is God’s love and mercy much wider, and perhaps even open to all? See more...
  • 2nd Sunday Year C 2019
    As within all families, so even within the strongest bonds of unity, we find the tendency towards discord and strife. Observe closely the human desire to be the source of what is good, true and beautiful. “I am the most level-headed person I know.” Within the pious community this translates as, “this is orthodoxy while that is bla See more...
  • 30 SUNDAY C 2019 Pharisee/ Tax Collector
    The eyes of Love can only see with Mercy and the acts of Mercy are compassion and forgiveness. When we gaze on our beloved, we do not compare, there is no judgement and how could there ever be any condemnation. This is the way of Love and the path of redemption. See more...
  • 30 Sunday : Love has a new mistress
    This Sunday we reflect once more on how we may return to find the source of Love who is also our healer, our joy, our hope and our life. This is the only source who can lead us from darkness to light, from despair to hope and from death to immortality. See more...
  • 31st Sunday Year A: Christ Weeps
    This day Jesus the Christ admonishes us that we are called to seek out the last place and to serve as he served; giving hope to the outcast and defeated; healing the untouchable and the unworthy and freeing their shoulders from the burden of law and guilt. See more...
  • 31 Sunday C The Sycamore Tree
    Jesus, the Christ is the fruit from the tree of life and today he helps us to understand the reconciling power of justice that restores. See more...
  • 32nd Sunday C Marriage & Heaven
    This holiness is participation and reflection of God who is Love. The desert fathers and mothers emphasised the primacy of Love and the purity of heart as essential to spiritual life and authentic communion with God. Where do we find this holiness so that we too may participate and reflect God’s Love into our world? See more...
  • 32nd Sunday in Year A
    At every moment of every day we have a choice to make. Do I allow these past events, past acquaintances, past hurts, to define who and what I am and how I choose to act in this present moment. See more...
  • 33rd Sunday C 2019
    Where the note is harsh and strident; where it lacks beauty, goodness, compassion, and love; this is how we come to know truth from falseness, even within ourselves. See more...
  • 33rd  SUNDAY for 19th  November, 2017
    The church and our communities need people with one talent as much as those who has many talents. To illustrate this, William Shakespeare was very talented with words, considered by most to be the greatest writer of the English language. Very few people have had Shakespeare's gifts. But where would Shakespeare be without the See more...
  • 4th Sunday Easter 2020 Life to the Full
    This is a dark time of unknowing, a time of uncertainty and a time of destruction, yet if we grasp this moment in Christ as a new opportunity to create another way to live, the promise of Life to the Full is within the grasp of us all. See more...
  • 4th Sunday Year C The value of Creation
    A moment of grace; to stop, to listen and to hear the gracious Words of Jesus and to be astonished, to be in awe! God’s creation is good, God’s creation is holy; it is the nature of God to Love God’s creation as part of God’s own being. All creation and every single life has limitless value in God’s eyes and therefore we pray to s See more...
  • 5th Sunday C Fear and Faith
    The key to living an uncompromising life of integrity lies in our ability to exercise discernment in each and every area of our lives. Failure to distinguish between truth and error leaves the Christian subject to illusion, fear and anxiety. See more...
  • 7th Sunday C 2019 Fighting evil
    We are pointing our finger the wrong way! Our inability to distinguish between wickedness and evil both in the individual and corporate sin causes much division, intolerance, hurt and suffering. See more...
  • 8th Sunday C 2019 Already yet Becoming
    The vulnerability of seeing and being seen as the Master, Jesus the Christ also was seen, “the wounded healer”. See more...
  • Abuse & the Church: Sunday 5B
    Jesus silences evil so that it no longer has the last word; evil and death are overcome, not only in our hearts and in our minds but also in our bodies. Jesus is our hope as we stare into the abyss of the evil that seeks to engulf us. See more...
  • Advent 1 2018 Listen to see
    Copy and paste… copy and paste; we keep telling the same stories, over and over again; everything that I have been taught to know; everything that validates my perceiving, my belief, my understanding, my thinking, my knowing and my interaction with the world. Anything else is deemed irrelevant. We are preoccupied and filled with o See more...
  • Advent 2 2018 God of Suprises
    A moment in time and in an instant everything changes; death, disease, accidents or that moment when we first recognise the love of our lives. Although it does and will continue to happen to each one of us, we are not prepared for these moments. There is an intake of breath, the heart stops and time slows as though it wants each m See more...
  • Advent 3 2018 Find Joy & Peace
    In order for us also do the will of ‘the One’ who sent Jesus, we need to free ourselves of the Babylon effect; the commercialisation of religion, the commercialisation of justice, peace and forgiveness as well as the commercialisation of love. See more...
  • Advent 4 2018 Finding Hope
    We face the challenge of an inward journey of discovery; the reconnection not only with the “God with us”, but the reconnection with “God within us”. At the very core of our being we can come to recognise once more God’s Spirit, the Breath of God, and the Rua that animates God’s creation. Coming face-to-face once more with the Hol See more...
  • Advent Sunday 2 2019
    John the Baptist words are prophetic, speaking for each one of us also, “the Christ must increase and we must decrease”. Each one of us is called to prepare the way for the Lord so that we may become the true image of the exemplar, that divine exemplar of the Christ that is already within us. We miss the mark when we give power an See more...
  • Advent Sunday 3 2019 Rejoice
    Even for that great saint and Prophet, St John the Baptist, the incredible largess proclaimed by the kingdom of God, was a difficult thing to bear, and so doubt crept into his mind. Had he been misled at the baptism of Jesus? Where was the brimstone and fire that would wipe out evil? At the baptism on the Jordan, John had first-ha See more...
  • Advent Sunday 4A 2019
    This is God, both our mother and our father, who refuses to be God without us. This is “God with us” that we celebrate in the birth of every child; this is God with us that we celebrate at the birth of Jesus this coming Christmas. See more...
  • Advent week 1 2017
    Without hope our path leads to death. But perhaps our hope like canned and looped holiday music has lost some of its lustre. After 20 years, 40 years and 60 years this same call to hope may have us either yawning or gritting our teeth. See more...
  • Advent Week 2
    Advent Week 2
    1 Episodio
    We create our idols and then delight in the destruction our gods as if to say; “see, here I am, this is me and I have done this!” Evil must always hide behind a half-truth as the whole truth; subverting the power of good towards its own lack of substance, depth and force. All too often this becomes an addiction to the diversions o See more...
  • A Journey into the Desert Lent Sun 1
    The journey of Lent, a pilgrimage into the wilderness, is a process of redirecting our journey, seeking answers, seeking new ways and new encounters. As I reflect now however, I see how Jesus constantly withdrew into the wilderness for silence and solitude. Jesus’ priority for solitude and silence are to be found everywhere in the See more...
  • All Souls
    All Souls
    1 Episodio
    The tradition of the Church has always exhorted to pray for the deceased, in particular by offering for them the Eucharistic Celebration: that is the best spiritual help that we can give for their souls, particularly those abandoned the most. It is at the celebration of the mass that Christ brings together the past and the futur See more...
  • All Souls 2019
    I know, trust and acknowledge, that I, and each one of us attuned to grace, are exactly where we need to be. Each of us must play our own instrument in the orchestra being conducted by Christ. We each use our particular knowledge and skill, listening attentively to the other instruments, yet watching carefully at the direction o See more...
  • A MISSING DISCIPLE: HEART OF THE GOSPEL
    And that is what the soldiers did. Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, 'Woman, here is your son.' (Jn 19:25-26) Many wom See more...
  • A New Dark Age of Man
    Lack of compassion, mercy and basic human kindness wears many faces in our world today. When it parades itself political power, it tears families apart, and we are dismayed. When it wears the mask of religious purity and the law, the exclusions that result become another truly destructive force within families and communities. See more...
  • Ascension 2018 Our Divinization
    In Jesus Christ, risen and ascended into Heaven, we have an Advocate. But above all we have the hope of our own destiny. In no other time and in no other place has such good news for All God's creation been available to you and to me. See more...
  • Ascension of the Lord 2019
    This gift of God is shared with us in the contemplative mind that becomes capable of moving beyond the duality of the ego with its constant need for affirmation. It is only here at the intercession of immanence and transcendence that we have the opportunity to let go of our own imaginings and images that are but a poor shadows of See more...
  • Ascension of the Lord Year A 2020 Hope
    A new and universal way of hope; small communities formed by and with those neighbours around us, coming together in solidarity and prayer. Coming together to share then and there in our homes in that bread and wine, to share then and there in our homes that Body and Blood of Jesus the Christ that transcends time and space. Jesus See more...
  • Assumption of Blessed Mary
    Mary, a real and historical woman, a wife and a mother who has been given to us as our mother and as an example. Someone we can associate with; a human person like you and me. See more...
  • ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY C
    Mary, our mother, assumed into heaven, give us the necessary courage to divest ourselves of those privileges and those exclusive rights that separate and dominate, especially the rights associated with those separated and ‘raised to the dignity of the priesthood'. Give us a taste of that wondrous beauty that is the intrinsic See more...
  • Baptism of the Lord 2019
    This is the nature of our human journey; the nature of our structures and organisations; the nature of religion itself… To claim for itself invincibility of right judgement, of orthodoxy. This is also the story of Scripture and the story of our woundedness; always claiming for ourselves that which can only be received as a gift. See more...
  • Bind & Loose; Reconciliation 23 SUNDAY
    Binding and loosing; the gift of reconciliation See more...
  • Birth of John the Baptist Doubt & faith
    To know that you do not know can be a very uncomfortable experience. Out of the depths of silence, the story of John the Baptist speaks to us of doubt and unknowing. See more...
  • Body & Blood 2019
    For God so loved the world … Time is like a single droplet of water within the vast ocean; time with a beginning and an end, time that is already accomplished and completed in the realm of eternity. This is the revelation of time not as an endless progression of more of the same, but as a creation of God that has a beginning and h See more...
  • Christmas original innocence
    The submarine Catholics, dronkies and the druggies, the lonely and the maudlin, the lost and the broken; the angry and the bitter; these are all to be found rubbing shoulders with the rest of us ‘regulars’ this one night of the year, all together at the Christmas midnight mass. Why are they here this one night of the year? What ar See more...
  • Christ the King
    Jesus humbles and shames us with our own flirtation and intoxication with those same glittering splendid symbols of imperial power. How often have we used power to dominate rather than to serve? Lord forgive us. How often we use the symbols of imperial power and our own icons of domination to destroy and to poison the cultures of See more...
  • Christ the King - a Servant
    Paradox and contradiction confound us, unsettle us … set of teeth on edge. We want to be on the leader board, we want to stand out and be recognised, yet at the same time we embrace the anonymity of the crowd. See more...
  • Corpus Christi 2020
    Corpus Christi 2020
    Categoría: Espiritualidad
    1 Episodio
    As we contemplate the Christ event, the Last Supper and Crucifixion coming together in the one ‘eternal’ moment. This is the Christ event at the centre of history; the birth, death, and resurrection of God of eternity with us, here and now within time and space. This is the threshold into eternity. See more...
  • Corpus Christi One Body 2018
    When God speaks, it is and it has being; it is God’s embodiment into every time and all space; from the primordial black abyss of “nothingness”; God is “Birther of the Cosmos”. And so with St Francis we also sing “The Canticle of the Creatures”: See more...
  • Crossing the Desert Sun 1 Lent 2020
    The one thing that stands out as a light in all of their lives: in them there was no guile to be found, their lives were transparent and free. Their words were never twisted or used in any way of dominance, there was never any sarcasm, clever wit or philosophy; their word was their word. In this way of simplicity, they discovered See more...
  • Divine Mercy  Sunday 2019
    The church is our mother and we so desperately need the compassion of a mother. Perhaps this lack of a motherly God image is the reason for our well-developed muscle of justice while Mercy hangs limply from the socket. See more...
  • Divine Mercy Sunday 2020 the Butterfly
    What dare we now hope for is the Butterfly emerges? How way we hope that all will be saved, that all may be reconciled and redeemed? How can we return to this vision given to us by the Christ event? See more...
  • Divine Mercy Sunday Love needs Freedom
    This is the great doubt and the great need; the tension between Justice and Mercy; the tension between our great need for forgiveness and our desire for retribution. See more...
  • Easter 4C 2019 Known & Being Known
    Truth is both a practice and a relationship. The more we practice truth, the clearer the voice of truth resonates with the truth that resides in our innermost being. The more we practice truth and hearken the resonating voice of truth, the more our illusions and fear recede. This is freedom, the freedom that is born out of truth. See more...
  • Easter 5A 2020 Union & Participation
    We love you, our beautiful Mother Church, visible sign of love and unity in the great diversity of the nations, spotless Bride of Christ, holy yet also sinful. We as church do rightfully speak of the feminine genius of love, a Love that unites. This Love that unites is our participation in the Trinitarian procession in which all p See more...
  • Easter 5C 2019 The discipleship of Love
    In the last months we have all been appalled by the images of cathedrals on fire, blood spattered churches, suffering and death, darkness and annihilation; surely this is defeat and disaster! If we do not view this through the eyes of the gospel and through the message of Easter, we ourselves can so easily be drawn into the darkne See more...
  • Easter 5 Sunday source of power
    Jesus has given us a clear mandate on how we are empowered and how that power will manifest itself. Remain in me— and me in you. See more...
  • Easter 6A 2020 The Advocate
    Let our hearts be broken; change must always begin with a broken heart. Only in that moment of humility, in that moment of complete humiliation as we stand on the precipice of destruction, is our pride sufficiently silenced so that we can hear and understand the terrors we have wrought upon the face of the earth. See more...
  • Easter 6C 2019
    To recover this Love and this Peace within Our Beloved Church, it is necessary to rebuild on foundations of mutual respect and service towards all God's people, loosening the bonds of exclusion and domination, freeing ourselves of the hierarchical, patriarchal bondage to the Empire of this world. Perhaps this is now only poss See more...
  • Easter Sunday 2018
    Jesus says to you, his beloved disciple, “this is where your hope and joy is to be found and I am going to prepare a place for you also so that where ‘I am’, you also may be”. This is the promise of Jesus in whom we trust. Darkness evil and death have been overcome and for you and for me, the world will never be the same again. Ev See more...
  • Easter Sunday Morning 2019
    The suffering of Jesus of Nazareth; the full humanity of Jesus has been taken up into the Godhead. It is this very human suffering that has become the “stuff”, the raw material; suffering has become the very building blocks that God has transformed into the glory of the resurrection. Suffering has a meaning, has value. See more...
  • Easter Sunday - The Resurrection 2020
    It is at the table of the Lord that we come together as brothers and sisters, as God’s family, to share our hunger, to share our need and to recognise Jesus at the breaking of bread; this is the Emmaus journey for each one of us also. See more...
  • Epiphany 2020
    Epiphany 2020
    Categoría: Espiritualidad
    1 Episodio
    12.The Magi and their gifts point us ever deeper into the revelation; the revelation of the human face of God and the divine face of humanity. The revelation of Love incarnated. See more...
  • EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
    EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
    Categoría: Cultura y sociedad
    1 Episodio
    Lord our God, give us the strength to break down the walls of the Purgatory we have created for ourselves, our children and our children's children. Free those we have burdened by our entangled lies and deception. MAY THE LIGHT OF CHRIST LEAD US TO NEW LIFE See more...
  • Epiphany of the Lord 2019
    We live in a world full of mystery and paradox. Life, death, love, suffering and time itself move within our consciousness without having any apparent need of our cooperation or consent. Our articulation and attempts at manipulations of these realities often appear like a two-dimensional Bob trying to explain and capture a sunset See more...
  • Feast of Holy Family 2019
    Feast of Holy Family 2019
    Categoría: Espiritualidad
    1 Episodio
    For all its sacredness and importance, natural family must always be subservient to higher family, the family of charity. Jesus, himself, clearly affirms this when he says, “Who are my mother, and brother and sisters? Those who hear the word of God and keep it!” This is God’s project and the blueprint for our own journey into the See more...
  • FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 2020
    Let us become God's blessing present in the world in our intentions, in our words, and in our actions. As we walk towards this maturity as your disciples, help us to maintain silence until our words can bring true blessing and joy to our brothers and sisters and the world about us. See more...
  • Feast of the Holy Family
    There is a monster in your home? To be human we need the ability to make and to keep promises. This ability develops on a framework of empathy, compassion and respect. These are traits that like love, are not natural to the human species but have to be learnt! Like all things however, we can’t give what we ain’t got, so monster See more...
  • Fifth Sunday Year A 2020 Salt & Light
    Our seraphic father, St Francis, understood how such creeping hypocrisy could enter into our hearts and so warned us not to go about the world contending about words… “When they go into the world, they shall not quarrel, nor contend with words, nor judge others… as becomes the servants of God and the followers of most holy poverty See more...
  • Fourth Advent Humility & self esteem
    A well-developed sense of humility shines through in our behavior toward others. They feel affirmed, appreciated, encouraged, validated, and physically nourished. Most of us are powerfully drawn to people who treat us this way, like bees to flowers. See more...
  • Heart Wisdom - Finding Peace
    The wisdom of our Franciscan heritage warns us that the virtue of humility has an altogether special statute: it is possessed by those who think they do not have it, and it is not possessed by those who think they have it. See more...
  • Holy Family 2018
    Jesus, Mary and Joseph are given to us today to honour and as the model of what a family should be, yet there can be only one holy family of Nazareth. This doesn’t look anything like our own families. Mary, the mother, holy and conceived without sin and her son, the Son of God. And then there is the husband and the provider, Josep See more...
  • How to free myself Sunday 4B
    “Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.” We all have them; thoughts that swirl and dance between coherence and nonsense, between useful and corrosive and between yesterday and tomorrow. These are the thoughts that enslave us. These are the thoughts that can erupt See more...
  • Immortal Diamond 9 Intimate with All
    The ability to love comes about through opening of myself up in vulnerability, looking squarely into the heart of pain and suffering, allowing the depth of this reality to fully enter into me, allowing empathy to grow into compassion that transforms indifference into love. Even as I look upon my corporate complicity within creatio See more...
  • Immortal Diamond Week 10 Resurrection
    How can I get back in control of this situation?” I have come to see this over the years as the infection of that original wound, always wanting to take for myself that which can only be received as a gift; that great need to be loved that seeks to justify itself and so become lovable and loved. This is semi- Pelagianism that unde See more...
  • Immortal Diamond Week 3 the pearl
    The orange butterfly, my afternoon visitor over the past ten days brings me that deep ache of the heart, a reminder of love and resurrection intertwined yet touching the earth such infinite lightness. See more...
  • Immortal Diamond Week 4 Dying before we
    Immature religion uses this transitory self-image to separate on the grounds of this illusion of moral superiority. That is why Jesus warns that participation in the whole is necessary “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a pl See more...
  • IMMORTAL DIAMOND Week 5
    IMMORTAL DIAMOND Week 5
    Categoría: Espiritualidad
    1 Episodio
    The highly effective symbol that might just be the greatest and most beautiful that the human heart seeks and desires is resurrection—a universal pattern of the undoing of death. See more...
  • Immortal Diamond Week 6 Participation
    “In every age and in every place, coming together as God’s people to praise and to worship, in supplication and in thanksgiving, in times of celebration, in times of commiseration and in times of danger…” See more...
  • Immortal Diamond Week 7 Finding Hope
    For me, “God’s Will” is God’s language in creation that speaks of hope. This hope as described by our Franciscan intellectual tradition, is in the Univosity of Being as the ongoing process of Cosmogenesis through Biogenesis into the centre point of Christogenesis to culminate in the Omega point of eschatology that is re-union: God See more...
  • Immortal Diamond Week 8
    Immortal Diamond Week 8
    Categoría: Espiritualidad
    1 Episodio
    I have to be continually aware of how my own ‘false self’ clings to the need to be right, to understand and to control all the contradictions of life, the need for perfection, to be applauded and the desire for victory. The humility of dying to our ego is indeed a counterintuitive step in our current culture of hoarding and attain See more...
  • IMMORTAL DIAMOND – WEEK TWO
    Words can feel so inadequate, yet they are what I have available. Words can cheapen and scorch the reality of any transcendent encounter and that is why poetry and music are often so much more effective than all our dogmas and creeds. When my heart is open and vulnerable, I taste that resonance of communion with another in the joy See more...
  • Lean on Me: 22nd Sunday
    Look closely at the image of the lover’s; soulmates. See how their heads incline towards each other. See more...
  • Lent 3A 2020 Samaritan Woman at the Well
    Our journey crossing the desert with Robert Wicks continues on this third Sunday in Lent. Today we are called to the epiphany of wonder and awe, to sit at the edge of mystery and to unlearn that which had previously been our guide, but is no longer needed, no longer useful. Here in the desert, we come to ask the questions, to list See more...
  • Lent 5C 2019
    Lent 5C 2019
    1 Episodio
    Our Lenten journey into the desert calls on each one of us to examine not only our motives, attitudes and actions, but to fall in love once more with Jesus who continues to come to us, to call us and to walk with us. Perhaps we have replaced this love with the love of a corporate church of buildings, pomp and ceremony. See more...
  • lent Sunday 4 2018
    The God of beginnings and our first ancestor is portrayed as neither a warrior, a King nor a ridged judge, but firstly, as a gardener, a planter, a protector and nurturer of all life. It is into a garden that God has planted that our first parents are invited to work with God in this endeavour of tending the earth. See more...
  • Lent Sunday 4A 2020 Crossing the Desert
    A frightful thing is darkness which pretends to be light, ignorance which believes itself to be knowledge, pride which thinks of itself as humility, blindness which thinks it is sight. It's very sad, it's very frightening, and it's very common. And sadly, it causes our endless disunity, shaming, ostracising and scap See more...
  • Lent Sunday 4 C 2019
    The prodigal son represents all of humanity. For all have sinned and need God’s forgiveness. At another level it represents each one of us who have received a great inheritance, graces and gifts but we also have wasted them on things that we thought would make us happy, would make us famous and popular. But the emptiness remained! See more...
  • Lent Sunday 5A 2020 Lazarus
    Imagine your own name being called and recognising Jesus, just as Mary recognised the beloved in that intimate speaking of her name; our name on the breath of the beloved who brings us life. This is love and resurrection intimately entwined. See more...
  • LOVER & BELOVED SUBSTANCE OF DIVINE LOVE
    Yet even now as I remember and I write, those times of forgetfulness do come. These times come when I feel threatened, fearful, alone or forlorn. These are my blind spots returning me to the drama of my story; return me to the faces I wear for the different things I do. See more...
  • Palm Sunday 2018
    Judas has now left the community of the disciples. He has become the first bad Catholic. He has betrayed the fellowship, the community of the Lord, the Church. But Jesus has a work to complete. He heads off to the Garden of Gethsemane, followed by his dazed and disheartened disciples. Let us go too, in all our weakness and hesi See more...
  • Palm Sunday 2019 Overcoming the Chaos
    The great story of Palm Sunday and enfolds us also in God’s story. We are there with the crowds accompanying Jesus into the city. We are present to each other and to Jesus as we walk together, waving palms and olive branches chanting God’s praises. Swaying and singing together as one people, the darkness cannot stop us, the bloods See more...
  • Palm Sunday 2020 Anointing the Beloved
    Let us replace our wining and dining of the judges, the buyers, and the benefactors, with a true and deeper presence to those who are lonely, those rejected by society, those considered of little or no value in the supply chain, the outsiders and all those considered “the least among us”. See more...
  • Pentecost 2020 Forgiving reconciliation
    It is the Spirit of Truth that leads us to forgive even the unforgivable and to heal our deepest wounds and divisions. It is the same Spirit of Truth that now leads us towards lives lived simply in service of others without the great triumphalist slogans and banners that separate us from those others and dull our senses to reality See more...
  • Pentecost Source of Joy
    For the world of sound bites, hope usually means that we make ourselves believe that everything is going to turn out all right. We use the word hope lightly and cheaply. This is not the hope of Christians. We must be icons of hope, a people with a new vision, a people that learn to see the world through the lenses of Christ, the See more...
  • Pentecost Sunday 2019
    The youth of today are no longer interested in the excuses, scapegoating and mechanizations of our powerful corporate or religious institutions that seek to separate and manipulate. They see all too clearly the reality of what has resulted in the world around them in which there is a great disconnect between the actions of the eli See more...
  • Presentation of the Lord 2020
    As St Francis of Assisi undertook the reconstruction and rebuilding of the little church of San Damiano, he gave us a model for such renewal. We must begin with ourselves and that which is right before us. Rebuilding ourselves, the church and our society can only take place when each essential part is first repaired and then the s See more...
  • Reasons for our Joy Advent 3
    John the Baptist prepared the way for the Anointed One and pointed him out. Today John is the model for every one of us: we are called be prophets in our world; we are called to bear witness to the Christ; in the wilderness of human greed, injustice, and falsehood we are called to make known the cause of our joy who is Jesus, the See more...
  • Second Lent C 2019
    There is a pattern that we find in the life of Jesus that unfolds on the high places, those places where God was sought and the places of encounter. These high places are however also the places of the great temptation of power, prestige and popularity. The desert fathers and mothers knew all too well that when we seek the good, e See more...
  • Second Sunday of Lent 2018
    The journey of Lent for each one of us is bound as a chapter of a book within 40 days, yet it is neither temporal nor individual. It is the journey of a people, a nation and a family. From the beginnings of God’s breath kissed into our earthly moulded forms we come to acknowledge our created connectedness to the earth and to god. See more...
  • Second Sunday Year A 2020 Non-violence
    St Francis embraced simplicity and poverty, served the needy and lived in peace and nonviolence, loving friend and enemy alike. This is the mighty social ethic that we as Franciscans called to proclaim. If the whole world practiced the Franciscan ethic of social justice and nonviolence, hunger and warfare would end. See more...
  • Sixth Sunday of Easter True Love
    The window period for the development of the ability to love as well as the development of language and cognitive skills is about three to four years. From this evidence we are forced to conclude that Love is something that has to be initiated within us. Apologies to all you Tarzan lovers. We always come to others with a love whi See more...
  • SIXTH SUNDAY YEAR A -2020 Worthiness
    Parents take delight in the achievements of the children. When we realise as parents or grandparents that these children have become good people, our hearts soar and our joy is complete. When a teacher recognises that lightbulb moment of apprehension in a student, that same joy is experienced. Jesus was both parent as the Christ b See more...
  • Solemnity of All Saints
    So, we are all made saints already, by our baptism, by the Eucharist, by the redeeming love of Jesus. But somehow we have to catch up with our best selves of who we really are. See more...
  • Solemnity of Christ the King
    My soul is touched by the sovereign source of all that is, who is love that must for ever in this present moment called “Now” give everything that it is to the other. Love knows and acknowledges the other and can do no other because love flows with light that is both separate entity yet one with the other. Love totally given, tota See more...
  • Spiritual Awakening
    Spiritual awakening is an invitation, a choice and a commitment. Letting go of old paradigms, old ways of seeing, and old ways of acting and reacting feels like death; the cost is everything. See more...
  • Spiritual Maturity - The beginners Mind
    Seeing God as a gardener I am able to attune to the presence and the participation of God in my life. See more...
  • Sun 2 Lent 2020 Transfiguration
    Learning to see with ‘the eye of the heart’ so as to become ‘fully human and fully divine’, the embodiment of nondual consciousness, becoming complete, enlightened, pure and holy. This is an invitation to become the image of the Exemplar, the Divine Imprint of the Christ within, opening up the new space that leads to freedom and l See more...
  • Sunday 13A 2020 Idols
    Sunday 13A 2020 Idols
    Categoría: Espiritualidad
    1 Episodio
    Perhaps the idols are not out there in wood, or stone, or golden edifice, but in the eye of my chaotic heart, venomous poison coiled within the holy and veiled chalice itself. See more...
  • Sunday 14A 2020 Loneliness
    The greatest hunger of today, loneliness. All the knowledge that we seek, all the assurances of our free will; the thirst for identity, and yet we are unable to be alone. Clinging to those responsibilities that appear to anchor my identity. Only the soul’s journey can lead me to that first step of self-knowledge; that graced ‘aha’ See more...
  • Sunday 15A 2020 Seeds of Mindlessness
    When our illusions are exposed and refuted, we are freed of our cold and rigid hearts, finding something wonderful and new emerging; our being is reborn, nurtured, and ever-expanding in a language that uses essence as its lover, rather than the acid mind of control and manipulation. See more...
  • Sunday 16A 2020 Cave of the Heart
    We cannot sit safely on the side-lines, pointing the finger at the Banner Brigade because this virus of paranoia and fear has not only infected world leaders; even within the church the call to “orthodoxy” understood as “right-thinking”, becomes another weapon of discrimination, hate, exclusion and domination. See more...
  • Sunday 17A 2020 God has a Plan
    Jesus invites each one of us, as an individual who stands before him in all our freedom, to let him show us the treasure buried in the field of our true self, the place where our true happiness is hidden, and waiting to be found. The journey inward allows us to read the book of Genesis with a new awareness and a loving embrace of See more...
  • Sunday 18A 2020 generosity
    St. Clare of Assisi might have best responded: “We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, but rather, it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation See more...
  • Sunday 19A 2020 Rebirth out of Chaos
    Genesis, bringing order out of the chaos, and a call for us to remember, to return to our vocation, to be truly human; this is our project of bringing the garden of creation to flourish and to bloom, to reflect God’s goodness into our world, and then to reflect the ongoing unfolding of creation back to God. This is the ongoing cal See more...
  • Sunday 22 C Pride & Judgement
    How do we judge? How do we choose? How do we respond? White supremacy, False pride, Black pride, Gay pride; the noblest of virtues or deadly sin; pride has a social history! See more...
  • Sunday 25 B Selfishness & Destruction
    We all know selfish people, often they are without empathy and downright mean. Yet each one of us is selfish from time to time. Society encourages our striving to be at the top of the pile; to be winners, shakers and movers. Social media and advertising sell us on the illusions on what we need to look like, what we must own and wh See more...
  • Sunday 26B Envy & Penance
    Each one of us knows the enemy. Envy and jealousy are ignited by pride and vanity, stoked by selfishness and must eventually explode in anger which is displayed in many ways, from copious tears to kicking the dog. See more...
  • Sunday 27 B Marriage & Divorce
    Our history as the human species shows that we desperately cling to what we think we know often long past its’ sell by date. George Bernard Shaw noted that, “All great truths begin as blasphemies”. Beyond religious fundamentalism, intolerance has just as often come from within the ranks of the scientific community itself. As A See more...
  • Sunday 28B Finding Delight
    The Lover delights in the delight of the beloved. The Source of Love takes delight in our delight. This is not some angry and distant deity that seeks obedience to some arbitrary ordinances and law. This is God wants us to have life and life to the full. God who desires that we take delight in creation as God also takes delight in See more...
  • Sunday 29B Manipulation
    The gospel vision of the kingdom of God based on a shared discipleship of equality has been interwoven with the symbolism of Roman, hierarchical patriarchy. This narrative is now starting to unravel and no amount of scapegoats’ blood seems able to glue this body back together again. Outdated institutionalised paradigms of power ar See more...
  • Sunday 30B 2018
    We are fearful people. Fear has become home, an obvious dwelling place, and an acceptable foundation on which to make our decisions and to plan our lives. Those whom we fear have a great power over us. Those who can make us afraid can also make us do what they want us to do. Fear and power walk hand in hand. Power is wielded by in See more...
  • Sunday 31 B 2018
    In a dying world, an age of rage threatens to overtake us! In such a time of danger we need to return to beginnings; the Light and Love that once overcame that first darkness and chaos. It is this Light and Love that can once more protect us and guide us. God is with us; Love is with us and the Light has come into the world, and t See more...
  • Sunday 32 B A Widows' Mite
    Where have we as church been gazing as our mites have been used for the accumulation of wealth and property that now makes our beloved Catholic Church the second biggest registered landowner in the world; owning 12% of all habitable land on earth. See more...
  • Sunday 33B Light & Knowing
    Each one of us comes, at some time, to an experience of darkness; an annihilation; the end of our lives, as we had experienced them up to a particular crises. Our world falls apart in those days and there is no safe place to stand; a time of distress when the sun is darkened, the moon loses its brightness, the stars come falling f See more...
  • Sunday 3 Lent: Cleansing the Temple
    God’s hand stopped the offering by Abraham of the son Isaac and stopped human blood sacrifice. God has now re-entered the temple in Jerusalem to stop animal blood sacrifice... Once we have glimpsed this heart of darkness within ourselves, there is a sort of melancholy that we need to overcome on our journey back towards the light See more...
  • Sunday 3 Year A 2020
    Sunday 3 Year A 2020
    Categoría: Espiritualidad
    1 Episodio
    Jesus teaches us the way that we ourselves must follow. The call to repent is not made to shame or disgrace others, which is always counter-productive by strengthening the defence mechanism of the ego. Jesus call to repentance requires us to look from a new perspective, to change our focus, moving the attention outside of the self See more...
  • Sunday 3 Year C 2019
    The experience of Jesus brings us into direct relationship and experience of Truth. This is the witness of the Saints and this is the promise of Jesus the Christ. When we hear and attune ourselves to the Trinitarian procession of kenotic love, there is nothing in the heavens or the earth that can replace this Joy of Love. This jo See more...
  • Sunday 4 Easter 2018 Good Shepherd
    Sometimes the entire global village has to come face-to-face with this reality as we gaze on the shattered limbs of Syrian children. Where is the Good Shepherd in the midst of all of this? Where is the shepherd that will sanitize all that is wrong with the world, who will clean up all that is messy and misplaced in our lives? See more...
  • Sunday 5 of Lent - The Glory of God
    To hold on to truth or to love as a possession of the self is like a bird trying to fly with one wing. This receiving and letting go is the process that Jesus speaks of; freely receiving and freely giving. This is the basis of God’s creative love. Should we try and grab hold this for ourselves, death follows; without God there is See more...
  • Sunday 6 C Beatitudes Luke
    In our Christian lives we are not called to seek suffering and destitution, our calling as disciples is to proclaim the kingdom of God in which we are all brothers and sisters given the good things of this world to share. As our Franciscan St Bonaventure said, “When we disdain the gift of the beloved, we disdain that beloved. When See more...
  • Sunday 7A 2020 Banality of evil
    Evil comes from a failure to think. It defies thought for as soon as thought tries to engage itself with evil and examine the premises and principles from which it originates, it is frustrated because it finds nothing there. That is what is termed as the “banality of evil”. See more...
  • Sunday Lent 3 C 2019
    We live in a world of restless anxiety where much of our relationships are based on the commercialisation of love, the Babylon effect. Our cherished world of winners and losers bases integrity upon expediency, the exchange of affection for “fish love”. This creates the cognitive dissonance between our desire to love and be loved a See more...
  • Sunday reflections from the Hermitage
    Weekly reflections from hermitage on the Sunday Gospel See more...
  • Sunday Three of Easter
    In Jesus’ name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Whichever translation we are using, this is the simple and straightforward message of Jesus for his disciples to carry to all the nations. They were given no books, doctrines, dogmas or catechism. All that they c See more...
  • Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Envy is the sin of fallen angels, “I will not serve; I am of the light and they are of the earth”, I deserve more, I am worth more. “Through the devil's envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his party experience it.” Envy leads to death just as Cain killed Abel and the first murder victim’s blood soaked See more...
  • The flowering of Presence
    In the silence of the Hermitage all fear, expectations and impatience gives way to a new humble and joyful way of being with the Beloved. Beyond the artistry of philosophy, I perceive this continual opening up of the flower of presence as the fountainhead of love and the source of all wisdom. I trust that I will know when I need t See more...
  • The Peace we Seek Sunday 3 2018
    OUR JOURNEY INTO GOD: Seeking friendship with God; The Divinization of humanity and the domestication of God All of us seek happiness, yet our inner peace so often escapes us. We have momentary glimpses of happiness that evaporate as quickly as the many distractions that we seek or the next fearful and angry encounter. Jesus See more...
  • The Storm 19th Sunday in Year A
    This is not some simple and naive faith that believes that I am separate from the suffering around me, but rather a faith that leads me into the heart of the terror of history; to allow myself to become very “raw material”, the “staff” that is used to transform our world into a new kingdom. It is not my courage or my endurance tha See more...
  • The Way of Jesus
    “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Then in the darkness with nowhere to stand, I come face to face with that divine generosity, abundance and oneness of hearts that beats in all creation as in heaven above. Here is found unutterable kenotic love that only the music of poetry recalls. See more...
  • Third Sunday of Easter 2019
    Each one of us, no matter what our status, is the church, is a part of the body and is subject to rebuke and correction; no one can be excluded for all have sinned and fall short of the commandment of Love. Let our rebuke and correction be transparent, equal but always with compassion and the same mercy that God has shown to us. L See more...
  • Third Sunday of Easter 2020 Emmaus
    It was our Franciscan brother, John Duns Scotus, who led the way for us; we love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). Rather than knowledge and understanding, it is love that leads to love. Look into the eyes of the mother and the father as they gaze upon the new-born babe. This is the ongoing Easter image of resurrection and See more...
  • Transfiguration: the light goes out
  • Trinity 2020 Cosmotheandric
    10.Historical time, seen as a single drop of spray from the wave above the ocean's depths. Each of our lives as a tiny atom within that drop of spray is contained within the immensity of eternity. We see this as fragmented and separate, yet all are connected. The atom within the drop and the drop within the spray; the spray w See more...
  • Trinity Sunday C 2019
    Historical time, seen as a single drop of spray from the wave above the ocean's depths. Each of our lives as a tiny atom within that drop of spray is contained within the immensity of eternity. We see this as fragmented and separate, yet all are connected. The atom within the drop and the drop within the spray; the spray with See more...
  • Trinity Sunday Symphonic Dance
  • What do you Desire: Sun 2 Year B
    What do you desire? What do you really, really desire? Hollywood betrays the original form of the angel, Lucifer Morningstar coming to the City of Angels, wary, resentful, rebellious and bored from his time in hell. Lucifer is a reflection of the human spirit seen without its counterfeit smile of “goodwill”. See more...
  • When Wells run dry: Sunday 6B
    THE HEART WELLSPRING Life is water and the heart is a Wellspring. Originally it moves in natural cycles, but it may run dry when no longer in use. When there is no water in the well, the heart is dry. When the water is so clear that the bottom of the well can be seen, the heart is empty. Whereas a dry heart is useless, See more...
  • Whitespace ADVENT Sunday 1 2019
    ... sometimes we also, like the Roman centurion, are not ready to receive Jesus into our hearts and into our life. Now we are called once more to a time of preparation, time to create whitespace in our lives. Just as whitespace on a page or screen creates beauty by giving your eyes a place to rest, spiritual whitespace of those sa See more...
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