Homilies tagged with ‘spirituality’

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I remember oneness

Reading prior to the homily. Taken from The Art of original thinking by Jan Phillips. “Humanity is being taken to a place where it will have to choose between suicide and adoration,” wrote the Jesuit priest and paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin. The fate of the world, of every child in the world, is in the […]

Meeting the Spiritual Needs of People

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Bob Aldred tells his life experience and how how we can meet the spiritual needs of each other. Not everything is as we assume, or as we perceive it. As a young Minister in my first church, one elderly lady parishioner was going on holidays, and as is expected of Ministers, she put it on […]

Mystical Moments

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Today I want to say a few words about the mystery, awe and wonder of the mystical. Often a neglected part of Christian life, mysticism can be an amazing way to experience the Divine in the deepest part of our being. This can happen anywhere, at any time. In fact, both Scripture readings reveal the […]

We Borrow the Land From Our Children

Des Boyland and Kathleen Ellerman-Bull link the gospel reading to stewardship and spirituality which includes our environment and national parks. Des Boyland, a botanist and ex Executive Director (Conservation), Queensland Environmental Protection Agency, actively lobbies for enhanced environmental management through Wildlife Queensland and serves on various Ministerial Advisory Committees. Kathleen Ellerman-Bull came from a large, extended […]

Waking to God

s Anthony de Mello says: ‘Religion is not necessarily connected to spirituality.’ Yet, is one’s own conflict with religion the catalyst for spiritual growth? Early this year, the Sydney Morning Herald reported a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found:  ‘People who are spiritual are more likely than atheists or those who are […]

Where is God in Suffering?

For just a moment, can you imagine Philip saying to Jesus: ‘hey listen mate, show us the Father, and we’re all gonna be satisfied’.  You see, Jesus has been talking about his Father so much that a little bit of impatience is setting in.  But what a response he gets ‘Whoever has seen me has […]

From Meditation to Spirituality

My name is Brian O’Hanlon, and Angela, my wife and I coordinate the St Mary’s ‘Understanding Meditation gatherings’. In recent homilies there has been the theme of connecting to the true self/real self, the ‘I am’. This homily continues that theme. In this homily I am going to explore the experience of meditation towards the knowing of spirituality- […]