Spirituality Articles


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    November prayers for the Dead

    During the month of November, the Columban community places lists of the dead before the Altar in our chapel and are remembered during our Masses. 

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    Reflections on Mission for November

    Week 1, The Spirit of God in Creation
    Week 2, Warped Values
    Week 3, The call to undergo an “ecological conversion”
    Week 4, Mission Spirituality

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    NJPN Conference: Unearthing the buried Jesus

    In a workshop at the NJPN Conference last weekend, David Rhodes, Anglican minister and author, spoke of how the Church over time buried Jesus under heaps of dogmas, rituals and institutional structures.

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    Poor Britain!

    ‘Britain is a wealthy nation, a developed country, and a society which offers multiple opportunities to some of its people. But, ‘don’t forget the poor!’ Mauricio Silva, Columban Lay Mission Co-ordinator, shares his experience of mission in Britain.

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    Indeed! There is a Spirit at Fatima House!

    Fatima House is a collaborative project of different agencies of the Catholic Church in Birmingham that offers emergency-temporary free of charge accommodation to destitute asylum seekers women in Birmingham UK.

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    Plans for Peace

    “Yes, I know what plans I have in mind for you, plans for peace, not for disaster; to give you a future and a hope.”
    Jeremiah 29, 11 To be cared for

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    Reflection on the 6th Station of the Cross

    Whenever I pray the Stations of the Cross, and at the 6th station in particular, I always feel a sense of gratitude and thanksgiving to Saint Veronica. She handed her veil to Christ as he carried his cross up Calvary to his passion and death.

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    Lenten journey is coming to an end

    Fr Bill Morton SSC
    Our Lenten journey is coming to an end. Our feet are being washed, we are sharing the bread, we are walking with our weary Lord the bloody steps to Calvary. Did we really shout “Crucify Him!” We did. And our sins are laid bare. By His stripes we are healed. By His wounds we are made whole. By His dying we are reborn.

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    REFLECTION: Ash Wednesday – Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

    Scott Wright
    Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent and prepares us for Easter by calling us to a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

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    The Experience That Changed My Life

    Emmanuel Trocino, a Columban seminarian from the Philippines, writes about his experiences of life and faith in Peru, his first missionary assignment in another country.