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July 2015

Ignatius wounded in Pamplona

Saint Ignatius Loyola

As part of my recent walking of the Camino, I stopped and prayed at the place in Pamplona where Ignatius Loyola was wounded – this was the beginning of his conversion from ostentatious knight to close follower of Jesus. My photo (above) shows the statue in Pamplona of the event. Diagonally across the street is

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Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art

Con Temporary

I use the word “contemporary” as much as, or more than, the next person. In fact I use “contemporary” when some use “modern” because, naysayers notwithstanding, I think much of our contemporary world is more “post-modern” than “modern”. Sometimes I joke that some contemporary artists, on their deathbed, will go, “ha, ha – gotcha!” [We’ve

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View on the Camino

One Way?

There were lots of things about walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage recently that were very different to what I had imagined or expected. One of the things I had not expected or prepared for was all the advice I got. People who had walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela gave us advice. People

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Mafa Emmaus

I am the bread of life

The Gospel reading that will be read most this coming Sunday is John 6:24-35: “… Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’…” The Hebrew word manna (מָ‏ן) means “What is it?”! Whatsit?! Exodus 16:15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to

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Saint James

Saint James the Apostle

The feast of St. James the Apostle (St James the Great) has been celebrated on July 25 since at least the ninth century. In New Zealand Anglicanism, peculiarly, in the 1980s John was added to the feast day. More on that below. James, son of Zebedee (Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב Yaʿqob, Greek: Ἰάκωβος) was one of the

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Church wifi

Wifi @ Church

Most of us know where to get free wifi. Macdonald’s is a well-known example. Increasingly there are places, from in shopping malls to at airports, where you can also charge your digital device. There are a variety of connections where you can attach your phone, tablet, iPad, or laptop. People congregate there, normally buying a

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Restarting Blogging

It has been a very fruitful break from blogging. And I return to blogging with energy for mission and ministry on the web for quality liturgy and worship for healthy spirituality Please share with your friends and internet social circles that this site will be getting new material once again. Some of the focuses on

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