Thought on Sunday

Praying without Words

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 17th February 2019      When I was a young priest, an old priest told me this story about his mother and father at home and I never forgot it. He said if you didn’t know them, you’d think they didn’t like each other at all....

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Wanting to be ordinary

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 10th February 2019      When I was a child in Primary school and not yet eight years of age, (I know that because we transferred to the De La Salle school at eight) a Passionist priest came into the classroom dressed in the habit with...

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A prayer for this Sunday

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 3rd February 2019        In the gospel today, we hear that at first the crowd in the synagogue is astonished by the gracious words that came from Jesus lips but in no time “everyone in the synagogue is enraged” with him and want to...

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Our souls are longing for this

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 27th January 2019    Chirara Lubich, was the Founder of the Focolare Movement. In 2004, she spoke at Westminster about the movement and the future of multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-faith societies like we have in so many countries today. She said: “When it began, no one...

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A Little Wickedness

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 20th January 2019      I know I shouldn’t have been, but I was really pleased, at the time, with my drawing of Fr. Ninian passing by my window on his way to French class. And why? Because he had only one student for French but...

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He Will Baptise With The Holy Spirit

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 13th January 2019      This year, more than ever before, I noticed how much reference there is to the Holy Spirit in the readings, so soon after Christmas. But I shouldn’t be surprised since Jesus was born and came among us so that he could...

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The story of The Magi

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 6th January 2019      The story of the Magi can be taken in different ways, but this year, let’s just take it as a pattern of all Christian prayer and life. The Magi seem to be those who are seeking and searching, and they are....

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Happy Christmas!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 23rd December 2018      You know that ad on T.V. when the famous rugby star, Paul O’Connell, returns to his Primary school and is welcomed by his old teacher and all the children, who are very excited by it all. Then one little fellow announces...

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Coming Home For Christmas

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 16th December 2018      In our hearts, there’s a nostalgia for home and a longing for home especially at Christmas time. And the clever advertisers play songs about home that would have you in tears in seconds so that, blinded by your tears, you’ll buy...

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THE 7UPS!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 9th December 2018         When someone asks, “How are you?” how do you respond? Do you say, “Fine!” meaning I don’t want to talk about it? Or do you say, “How much time do you have?” meaning you don’t want to hear about it....

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