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On Geese and Friendship

By Emily Wilson Have you heard them yet? The geese are flying South for the winter. I hear them when I am walking the dog, or sitting at the table eating dinner, and when I am lying in bed with the...
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A Meditation for Spring

by Carla McKenzie When I stop my frantic action, I realise I am tired and seek rest. In this need for rest, I find that I can do the simplest things; I can drink in some air, I can take note of what is...
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Feeling Whole Again

by Chelsea Rebelo Filling a void in my early twenties was a rebellion on encroaching adulthood. I had just ended a long-term relationship which followed a barrage of alcoholic shenanigans and impulsive...
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Mercy in Suffering

by Gareth Kieck Is suffering fair? Why does God let us suffer?  Why does a baby die of brain cancer? Why does an innocent young man get murdered in the most brutal way when all he has done is live a life...
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Faith like Flannery

by C.S. Saunders Most days, answering why it is that I still go to church – the Catholic Church in particular – is a difficult thing to do. Not in response to other people’s questions, although of...
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Cured by Faith

by Dominique Yon When I was younger I thought that ‘faith’ was one’s religion, a belief system that one practiced. Growing up with a traditional Catholic family I thought that attending Mass every...
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A Taste of Heaven

by Steph Craig Windows down, the latest country hits blasting – we had been winding our way into the forest-covered mountains of Dahlonega, Northern Georgia, for about an hour when the sign suddenly...
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Finding God in a Library

by Wade Seale I grew up in a Catholic home, in the parish community of St Matthew, Bonteheuwel. I was about three years old when St Matthew started a charismatic prayer group. The prayer group grew and...
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Learning to abandon myself to God

By Amber Chinnapper "Dear children, I, as a mother who loves her children, see how difficult the time in which you live is. I see your suffering, but you need to know that you are not alone. My Son is with...
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Finding truth in the Catholic Church

By Megan Taljaard I moved to Cape Town in 2009 to study at UCT and found myself in the most incredible family of a charismatic church. The people in this beautiful church love God and taught me so much...