Words of Justice

“In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?” St. Augustine “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this...

Intention: faith or science?

Intentionality & The Field of God’s Love Firstly let us consider the nature and exploration of the science of Intention. Secondly let us consider particular intentions being held in the Field of God’s Love – that is to say intentions being held in prayer. Physics names and explores empirically what we know by faith...

The Universe Story

“We have a new story of the universe. Science has given us a new revelatory experience. It is now giving us a new intimacy with the earth.” Thomas Berry, Dream of the Earth     “The earth was once molten rock, and now sings operas.” Brian Swimme, The Universe...

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,...

Time for Men – June 2013

After a nonstarter in March, the second “Time for Men” Saturday for 2013, was held at Heart of Life Spirituality Centre on June 8th.  Three men joined facilitator Chris Chaplin msc, to share ‘life stories’ and talk through topics of interest that came up during the sharing.  The Spirit of respect and...

Men’s Journey

Men are called to undertake the true journey of life a journey of humility and acceptance, a journey into their emotions and integrity, a journey into their soul and spirit, a journey into their capacity for love, for their power and for dying. If Men really understood, that the true...

Jung on the Shadow: Broadening of Consciousness

Carl Jung said that “the Shadow is the person that we’d rather not be.”  He explains that the Shadow is the side of our personality which we do not consciously display in public.  It may have positive or negative qualities. If it remains unconscious, the Shadow is often projected...

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...

MSC Missions Conference

Gathering for MSC Engaged in Traditional Mission Arenas 2013 2-5 May, 2013, Sydney The first part of the Missions Gathering was to join the initiative called Mission: One Heart Many Voices. This was a Conference jointly organised by Catholic Mission Australia and Catholic Religious Australia. Over 300 people attended...

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...

Swiss Abbot Appeals for Church Reform

 Abbot Martin Werlen by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet, Jan 3, 2013   A fiery appeal for church reform by an influential Swiss abbot has attracted widespread attention throughout Europe, and has, moreover, been welcomed by the future president of the Swiss bishops’ conference. Fifty-year-old Abbot Martin Werlen, leader of the...