Words from St John Vianney

Words from St John Vianney

1. We spend some time to focus our minds by taking a familiar prayer and saying it very slowly. So we take seven minutes to pray the Our Father and to enter the meaning of the words, we share them…

Archdiocesan Newsletter: 1 March 2013

Archdiocesan Newsletter: 1 March 2013

Ditaba No.9 1)  On the 11 February, like the rest of the world, we were shocked to receive the announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation.  In reflection we are very sorry to lose this humble and marvelous teacher.  We thank God…

Being Present to Christ

Being Present to Christ

Romans 8 v 31-39. “With God on our side who can be against us?. Since God did not spare His own Son but gave Him to benefit us all,…we may be certain that He will not refuse anything He can…

The Word

The Word

“Here the Father meets his children. The Word is the support and the energy of the church. The Word is the strength of faith for the children of the church. The Word is the food of the soul. It is…

Belonging to Jesus Christ

Belonging to Jesus Christ

Reading Philippians Chapter 3 v 6-14 “Because of Christ I have come to consider all these advantages that I had as disadvantages. Not only that but I believe nothing can happen that will out- weigh the supreme advantage of knowing…

Introduction to Retreat and to Lent

Introduction to Retreat and to Lent

Reading from the first letter of St John Chapter 1 verses 1-4. “Something which existed at the beginning, that we have heard, that we have seen with our own eyes; that we have watched and touched with our hands; the…

Changing Gear: Message from the Synod 2012

Changing Gear: Message from the Synod 2012

CHANGING GEAR: MESSAGE FROM THE SYNOD 2012 1 November 2012 INTRODUCTION I just come back from Rome where I represented South Africa with Cardinal Napier with the Synod of Bishops in Rome. It was, I will explain it as we…