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Daily Mass… Just an added extra?

By: Sven Ruygrok Let me be short, sweet and to the point.   Short, because well, I stand an impressive 1.68m off the ground. Sweet because I will share with you a sweetness that no sugary...
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My life through a Peep Hole

By: Carmen-Marie Payne   As children, my brother and I would look at the moon. Upon close inspection we saw clearly the shape of a man’s face looking back at us. We were children with vivid...
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LENT: FAST vs FEAST

By: Deacon Des Eyden I saw on the internet that you can buy “Happy Easter” cards online. As I was looking through the range one of the cards caught my attention, the front read "The best part about...
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An Advent Of No Hair – My Story

By Carla McKenzie Throughout this year I have been challenged more than ever to let go. I have been challenged to become aware of and to let go of the layers of myself that I have built up or unthinkingly...
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Advent: a time to wake up

When the rest of London was in a shopping stupor, there was a small group of people travailing the streets. Bells in hand, their chanting was overlooked by many in the humdrum of trolleys and frenzied shoppers...
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The Tax Collector

Every day I read the daily Scripture readings. All too often, though, I skim over them thinking, “Okay, I know how this one ends”. But when I choose to engage in the reading, it becomes something lively....
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God’s Gift to Me

by Nerina du Plessis The story of my conversion to Catholicism was accompanied by many blessings along the way – those which I call ‘gifts from God’ that facilitated the conversion process. I was...
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On Praying for Paris- and Other Places

by Caryn Tennant When the news reached my ears that Paris had undergone terrorist attacks, it was difficult to get it out of my mind. “Pray for Paris” was the trending line across social media. It was...
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Move Forward Always

by Caryn Tennant ‘Stuck in the mud’ was one of my favourite childhood games. It’s like ‘catches’ (tag), but when you are caught, your feet stay glued to the ground – until a friend manages to...
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The Woman at the Well

by Claire Lamprecht Metanoia (n.) the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life. Sheer panic overwhelmed me as I looked around this scary, dark apartment. It was so dark. Bolts...