May / June 2013
Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth (Psalm Response for Pentecost). A look around our world reveals the beauty and glory of God’s creation and the ways God’s Spirit enlivens it.
In this issue ...
We celebrate the appointment of Pope Francis I, first Latin American Pope and first Jesuit.
Soul Matters - Chris Gleeson SJ
Singer-songwriters are always in search of the next song – as we are in our daily lives.
Richard Leonard sj happened to be teaching in Rome when the news of a new pope came through ...
Popes who pray for us
Michael McGirr reflects on some of the popes who became saints.
Pilgrims on the way - Rosie Hoban
Former radio announcer now reads Catholic magazines, including Madonna, for the sight-impaired at Villa Maria.
Body and soul. Healing oil
The story of the Good Samaritan inspired the founding of Australia's 'Good Sams'. One of them works to heal people's bodies and souls.
May & June
A prayerful reflection on the scripture readings for every day of the month.
The Cosmic Christ
The power of story - Elizabeth Pike
Ancient myths remind us of the sacred and the mystical within the land and space within which we live.
On defying death
A Cloud of Witnesses - Edmund Campion
From her Irish heritage, Julie-Anne Ford learned how people celebrate life through death and dying.
The Spirit in our world
Where do we find the work of the Spirit today? – A reflection on the life and work of Fred Hollows.
A teacher and a warm and humble servant of the servants of God
A tribute to Pope Benedict XVI
The mind’s guests
Bread for the Journey - Peter Steele SJ
We choose the ideas and values we live by – better we choose God’s values rather than those of ‘the world’.
Family Matters - Teresa Pirola
Instead of quarrelling or finger-pointing, we would do well to allow our tears of healing to flow.