Thought on Sunday

O Happy Fault!

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 25th June 2017         I love what we sing at the Easter Vigil: “O Happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer.” Isn’t that’s the best ‘good news’ you could ever hear – that a fault could...

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We Worship A Suffering God

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 18th June 2017        Many people question how there can be a good or just God in the presence of so much evil and suffering in the world—about which God seems to do nothing. Why doesn’t God intervene? Why doesn’t God do something about...

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At Home with Mystery

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 11th June 2017      You don’t need me to tell you we are complex, complicated people, full of contradictions. We can see this so clearly in other people but we are not so good at seeing it in ourselves. We can be blind to our...

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Pentecost and St. Charles

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 4th June 2017      There’s a lovely simple story that I’m sure I told you before but it’s worth repeating. It’s about a young ocean fish swimming around everywhere looking for the ocean. He decides to consult an older, more experienced fish about this problem....

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Being carried

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 28th May 2017      Today Jesus is “carried up to heaven” (Luke 24: 52.)  And where he has gone we hope to be carried too. But what is it about ‘being carried’ that touches such deep and powerful emotions within us? Is it that coming...

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The Gift of the Spirit

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 21st May 2017        Sometimes, when we think we’re so bright and so right, we get it all wrong. Then at other times, we know things in our hearts with a deep conviction and we can’t explain how we know. I vividly remember one time...

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The Way of Unknowning

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 14th May 2017        We were told in Primary School that we were here on earth to know, love and serve God in this life and then to enjoy him in heaven for all eternity. This was when we were just getting used to...

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A Spark of Divinity

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 7th May 2017        Many years ago, I was walking outside Mount Argus here with one of our students. I was wearing our Passionist habit; he was dressed in ‘normal’ clothes. We met some children coming home from school and chatted happily with them...

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Heart’s burning

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 30th  April 2017      We are all stressed at times. It’s part of being human and being involved in life. I just wonder have you noticed what part of you is affected when you’re stressed. Is it your head (headaches?) your heart, (heaviness?) your stomach...

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Easter Faith and Joy

From the desk of Fr. Ignatius Waters, cp Sunday, 16th April 2017      I want to introduce you to young Garvan Byrne because I think he will introduce you afresh to Jesus, his friend. Indeed he’s very like Jesus who was just a little older than Garvan when he astounded Mary and Joseph with...

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