RUAH – Blogging Faith

Share your bread with the hungry
February 3, 2023

Though I enjoy between three and five healthy meals a day, I moan whenever my appetite is not satisfied. Two decades ago, when facing long days with nothing to eat,...

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Rejoice and be glad
January 27, 2023

When I thought I had nothing to rejoice at, my spiritual director encouraged me to cease all other forms of prayer and focus on constant thanksgiving. Gratitude back then felt like...

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See a Great Light
January 21, 2023

Sometimes, when an evening felt empty and dark, I drove myself to Kilquade and watched St. Patrick's Church breathing peacefully light into the surrounding space. The stained glass colourfully broke...

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A Great Light
A Great Light
January 14, 2023

Christmas is about the child who became the bread of life, the baby who beamed as the light of the world. There is a mystery in Christmas far brighter than...

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The Baptism of our Lord
January 7, 2023

It is surprising that Jesus, the Saviour of the world, asks to be baptised by John. The request symbolises his desire to identify with us. At the same time he...

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God with us
God with us
December 17, 2022

It took some time for Joseph to accept that, in Mary, there truly was Emmanuel – God with us. God is with us now, but we sometimes struggle to perceive...

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Good News to the Poor
December 9, 2022

Faith is not primarily about answering abstract questions but about living the gospel. John the Baptist, who introduced Jesus to the crowds and proclaimed him the Lamb of God, faces...

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Content To Be Yourself
December 3, 2022

John the Baptist preaches with a great sense of urgency and drama. Because he is at peace with himself, he has the courage to be direct in his witness to...

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The Time Has Come
November 25, 2022

Have you ever found that being caught up in your own world makes you less sensitive to what is happening around you? One of the enemies of alert living is...

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Now the Church is his body
Now the Church is his body
November 18, 2022

Beaten and mocked, even agonizing on the cross, Jesus rules over the heavens and earth. In the last moments of his life, Jesus opens up paradise to let in those...

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Our Chance to Live the Good News
November 11, 2022

Every challenge is an opportunity to proclaim Good News. Praise from the depth of a broken heart is the most powerful Gospel. We are so blessed to have six worship...

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Resurrection and Loss
Resurrection and Loss
November 5, 2022

It is difficult to become a child of resurrection when you look at the name of your beloved inscribed on a grave. Seeing the date announcing the end of their...

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God in A minor
March 21, 2022

Singing is the temple where I experience God. The feeling of sound from within opens a divine spectrum of communication for me. I’m breathing out a sound, and at the...

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Just a bread away
February 1, 2022

God is so close. Just a breath away. My lungs expanding as the air enters my body is already a sign of him loving me at that very moment. Do...

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Mission Outreach
Mission Outreach
December 21, 2021

SAAS - Sponsor An African Student Read about the support and successes of the SAAS Project in this years SAAS Christmas Newsletter Would you like to join us in this...

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My First Holy Communion Memory Card
My First Holy Communion Memory Card
November 16, 2021

“My First Holy Communion Memory Card” was created to help your child focus on creating a visible sign for the invisible journey ahead. You can either download the attachment and print out your...

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