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Articles by: Monica Dutton

Who is welcome at our inn?

As the Christmas season approaches, we are challenged to ask ourselves once again who is...

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Appreciating the gift of those who walk with us

Monica Dutton reviews the newly-released book “The Attachment: Letters from a most unlikely friendship”.

Posted on: April 18, 2017

“May those… in the shadows be seen by those in the sun”

"May those... in the shadows be seen by those in the sun"

Monica Dutton describes a 30-second encounter that, for her, held everything contained in the message...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

To be changed forever

To be changed forever

The transformative effect of immersion trips has been well documented. Quite simply – people are...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Could the ‘selfie’ help us during Lent?

The ‘selfie’ may provide yet another lens through which to view our approach to the...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Struggling with the “genuine vs fake” religious debate

Struggling with the “genuine vs fake” religious debate

After struggling with various aspects of Marian theology over the years, along with a number...

Posted on: May 20, 2014

A family experience of the Good Samaritan

A family experience of the Good Samaritan

The story of the compassion and support received by my family from the Good Samaritan...

Posted on: February 18, 2014

Universal and enduring power of story

Universal and enduring power of story

Our need to engage with story is universal and enduring, and in essence, it is...

Posted on: July 16, 2013

Technology and the Christmas story

Technology and the Christmas story

From the idyllic scenes depicted in “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night”, twenty-first century...

Posted on: December 11, 2012

A time to be ‘desert people’

A time to be ‘desert people’

Nothing worthwhile comes easily, writes Monica Dutton. If we are not tested, we never know...

Posted on: February 21, 2012

We have forgotten how to wait

We have forgotten how to wait

Waiting is not something many of us do well, writes Monica Dutton. The call to...

Posted on: March 7, 2011