Reflections

A Personal Reflection on St Luke 6:6-11

A Personal Reflection on St Luke 6:6-11

Sister Andiswa, a Novice in Durban North, gave this reflection at a Service of Holy Communion in the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima on Monday, 6 September 2021.    I think it’s a privilege to be standing before you this morning. I do believe that one of the values...

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The Day I Met a Snowman

A Winter’s Goodnight,In late January, on a Sunday morning, we awoke to snow. Everywhere was carpeted in gleaming white. Donning my wellies I braved the elements for a short walk.  I soon chanced upon a very tall snowman.  I looked up at it and almost imagined a...

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Mental Health Awareness Walk

Mental Health Awareness Walk

My name is Sister Ayanda Mvubelo, a second year Novice, and I am the South African Region’s Justice and Peace Representative. Mental Health is an issue that has been close to my heart for several years. October being the annual Mental Health awareness month, I was...

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A Well of Unwept Tears

A Well of Unwept Tears

Deep down within us, lies a well of unwept tears, perhaps the tears of a lifetime. The moments, the days, the years of a life are never lost. Each life holds these tears, life’s well. The hallowed, hollow space of loss, the hurts tucked safely in heart’s folds, the...

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By the Rivers of Babylon

Every Tuesday in Week 4 of the Divine Office, we sing the opening verses of Psalm 136 (137) at Evening Prayer. The song of yearning, expressing the longing and anguish of the Israelite people exiled in Babylon: By the rivers of Babylonthere we sat and wept,remembering...

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Greatest Experiences

Greatest Experiences

One of my greatest experiences was being still, in a small chapel, full of familiarity. I look at the cross, I close my eyes; yet a bit distant. Jesus looks slight on the cross yet humble, I held my breath for a minute to hear my heart imagining the cross - feeling...

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Come, Holy Spirit!

Come, Holy Spirit!

Fill us as we are living; living in a form of breathing. Though during this pandemic it’s not easy, we live in the world of fearing; fearing this COVID19 which has started, but that has no ending. And definitely… We have started praying, answers from God are still...

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The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down Sister Regina McGarry OP The people who have been turning the whole world upside down have come here now. (Acts 17:6) This was the claim made by those who rejected the Good News preached by Paul and Silas to the people of Thessalonika. And...

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More Musings from the Park

More Musings from the Park

Covid-19 has changed all our lives.  My new routine of online streamed Mass, prayer, reading, youtubing, and walking in the park has been punctuated only by necessary trips to the local shops or preparing a meal.  As term got under way, with the lockdown and distant...

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

A walk in the park - sanctioned daily exercise Lockdowns! Social distancing! Live streamed Masses! These became the norm when covid-19 hit the world stage. Life as we knew it changed. Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives, was the new mantra. On my daily walk in...

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The Silver Sound

The Silver Sound

The Voices of the Angels are heard whispering. Afraid to make that sound. Thoughts echoing through the branches, in the outcast of the lake.   My mind and heart dying to hear, seeking to listen.   The cabin of my mind remembers; only to be unlocked, unlocked with the...

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