October 14, 2019

Centering Prayer is all about your relationship with God. It is not self-centred, it is God-centred.
You are tuning into the presence of God’s spirit within you. We need sleep to “recharge” our bodies, this prayer “recharges” our inner-life - our soul. 
In this prayer...

April 28, 2019

Extract from the book 'Making Room for Others'.

Given as one of a number of retreat talks to the Augustinians in Japan in 1992.  The author was living in South Korea at the time.

Augustine’s only attempt to write specifically on prayer was his letter to Proba (Letter 130...

February 28, 2019

We live in a very noisy world.

My room is about 40 feet from a main road with very heavy traffic almost all the time. With a major A & E up the road, ambulances race by, four or more every hour with sirens blaring. It is likewise with police cars. I was asked to write...

January 28, 2019

Come, Holy Spirit, searching fire, whose flame all evil burns away.

Come down to us with light and love, in silence and in peace to stay.

(Hymn at Morning Prayer, week 1)

I have celebrated Mass in a prison on most Saturday mornings for more than seventeen years.  As I h...

December 28, 2018

Birdwatchers have always been an inspiration to me. They are advised to go out in the early morning, preferably in small groups. They must take their time – don’t rush. By walking slowly they will see more birds, especially the quiet or skulking ones. Above all they mu...

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