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Ignatius 500

Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will.
All that I am and all that I possess You have given me:
I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will.
Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.

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Saint James The Great Sml

Saint James the Great

Today is the Feast Day of Saint James the Great. Here is the reading of his martyrdom (Acts 11:27-12:3): At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took

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Camino Finisterre


Updated 27 June: About 160 people turned up to this event. Thanks for your encouragement. You can read posts here on this site about this with tag “Camino“. If you are in Christchurch on Thursday, 23 June, do come and listen to Helen and me talk about the Camino and ask questions in the Chapman

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With Fr Bart

Camino Blogs

There’s plenty of description of and reflection on the Camino, online and offline. Tim Anderson is one of the first people I spoke to about my hopes to walk the Camino. His blog, on his walking of the Camino Del Norte, was one of my first, more-careful exploration of what this might mean for me.

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Pope Selfie

Pope Selfies

For the image for this post, I started photoshopping my image as a selfie with Pope Francis. I have seen other popes, but not (yet) Pope Francis. It was going to be a bit of fun, and selfies are a bit of fun, just a bit of fun – aren’t they? My post, as often,

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Accidental Pilgrim

They are called pelegrinos, the people walking the Camino, the Way, to Santiago de Compostela – pelegrinos, the Spanish word for pilgrims. Why are they walking? The motivations are many. For many, the motivations are mixed, confused. To get the Compostela in Santiago (the certificate that you have participated in this pilgrimage), you have to

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