Our Deepest Fear

Nelson Mandela 1994 Inaugural Presidential Speech Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually,...

Religion is for the sake of divine union, not social order

This is so insightful.  How often do we miss the true meaning and purpose of religion. Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation 27th September 2013 In the divine economy of grace, sin and failure become the base metal and raw material for the redemption experience itself. Much of organized religion, however,...

Festival of the Sacred Heart

On Friday June 7, 2013, Heart of Life, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, and St Thomas Parish, Blackburn celebrated together the Feast of the Sacred Heart, with a 7pm Eucharistic celebration at St Thomas the Apostle Parish, Blackburn. Our Celebrant for the Evening was Fr. John Mulrooney MSC,...

Enneagram: Adelaide 2013

Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram – Introduction A Weekend workshop introducing the Enneagram was held Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May, 2013 at Mary Mackillop Centre – St. Michael’s College Henley Beach, S.A.- The group of 42 participants were introduced to the Enneagram by facilitator Chris Chaplin msc. The Enneagram...

Mindfulness Prayer Day and Seminars – Heart of Life, 2013

Prayer Day – “Mindfulness and Meditation” Saturday 26th March, 2013 – 10am to 3.30pm Facilitated by Chris Chaplin msc —————————————- Seminars – “Mindfulness and Meditation” Five Wednesdays – February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 While there were five Thursdays and participants benefited from all five, each day had...

A Story on Communal Correction

I was recently told of an African tribe that does a most beautiful thing. When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the centre of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he...

To Your Mother’s Eye, Behold

My mother only had one eye, (even though she wasn’t a Crow’s supporter). I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. There was this one day during primary school where my mum came to say hello to me. I...

Awakening to What I have

“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. … Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I...