THE WORLD WE WANT

THE WORLD WE WANT

BREAKING NEWS!    PENTECOST SUNDAY 31 MAY WILL BE A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Earlier in the week we celebrated Africa Day with as much fanfare as possible under the circumstances.  The TV made quite a colourful meal of it, commemorating the founding of the African Union...
Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts May – June 2020

Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts May – June 2020

May 29. Day 6  Hospitality: Show unusual kindness.  Acts 28:1-2, 7. “After we had reached safety, we that the island was called Malta. The natives showed us unusual kindness. Since it had begun to rain and was cold, they kindled a fire and welcomed all of us. In the...
Sacred and Secular.  A question to ponder in the time of Covid-19

Sacred and Secular. A question to ponder in the time of Covid-19

This week is LAUDATO SI’ week.  The encyclical is celebrating its 5th anniversary and has become an important part of my reflections around the theme OUR WORLD, A FAMILY OF FAMILIES.  Of course Laudato Si, its content and focus on the care of our common home are also...
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Ascension to Pentecost

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Ascension to Pentecost

May 24.  Easter 7A and Ascension. In Southern Africa Ascension is celebrated on this Sunday.  This day is also the beginning of the WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY which will end on Pentecost. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The beginnings of an annual...
SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS OUR LADY

SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS OUR LADY

During the difficult time in which we find ourselves due to the increasingly serious effects of the coronavirus in our country it has been encouraging and supportive to receive a Pastoral letter from the South African Council of Churches (SACC) on behalf of many of...
Reflections.  Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

Reflections. Extracts from Daily Thoughts May 2020

REFLECTIONS. Prayer of Pope Francis for the month of May. “We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”. In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your...