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The little whiles of our lives

The little whiles of our lives

Ascension Thursday is transferred to Sunday.  “A little while and you will see me no more, again a little while and you will see me.“  When the group read the passage from John about “a little while” they smiled at how the apostles’ discussion with Jesus was going,...

The need for Ecological Conversion

The need for Ecological Conversion

Her boys had not liked going to catechism classes or having to learn sections the Church's teaching but they knew they had to attend in order to be confirmed.  Ma Beauty understood this very well and she tried to share some of her faith and knowledge at home in a less...

Death, Art and Nature

Death, Art and Nature

Musi reminded the families, “For some months the existence of the coronavirus lurking amongst us has created much anxiety and fear.  Fear of death has become something that is talked about more than ever before, helping people to be, at least, a little more prepared...

A history of Persecution

A history of Persecution

Maggie had been an activist in her early years and shared with her group, ”Throughout history there have been wars but also times of persecution of believers by others e.g. Moors, or Jihadists, who have adopted a different set of beliefs.  How many families have...

6th Sunday of Easter. Love and Commandments

6th Sunday of Easter. Love and Commandments

May 17.  Easter 6A.    Fr Sylvester started by saying, “I almost don't need to preach a sermon, just using the words of Jesus today is an examination of conscience and a test to see how deep our faith is.    'If you love me you will keep my commandments. And I will...

The Challenge of Worldliness

The Challenge of Worldliness

May 16. Pauline shared at the PPC meeting. ”I never realised how countercultural our Catholic faith really is until I experienced materialism in its crudest form. During the hearings of the Zondo Commission it seemed that envying others, wanting more, short-changing...

International Day of Families.

International Day of Families.

May 15.  International Family Day.  Theme, “Families and Climate Action.”   Toni was excited when she discovered what the 2020 theme was.   “It fits perfectly with our own family focus of “Our World, a Family of Families,”  she shared with all the subscribers.  “With...

Jesus, the true vine

Jesus, the true vine

Paula shared, “I do like it when Jesus uses examples from nature. After all plants and animals too also grow in families, are taught by their parents and need to be connected. I wonder why we humans think we can be independent and do whatever we want and on our own.”...

The true peace of Jesus casts out fear

The true peace of Jesus casts out fear

How many cease-fires and peace treaties are made throughout the world and how long do they last? Even during these last months while the whole world was struggling to contain the coronavirus  some countries were still continuing to bomb their enemies.  Pope Francis in...

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