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Section Archive: Faith in the Ordinary

Vague wanting

The first of three editor’s picks for the February edition of The Good Oil, Patty’s...

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Joy in old age

What is joy? Is it the product of experience, or its source? I was stuck...

Posted on: October 17, 2018

Benedict's tools for peace

The basic message of chapter four of “The Rule of St Benedict” is that peace...

Posted on: September 19, 2018

Jaxie, Fintan and me

I appreciate a story that seeps into who I am, that makes unexpected connections, and...

Posted on: July 18, 2018

Lessons from a backyard spider

As I ponder the spider and its web, it strikes me that our understanding of...

Posted on: June 20, 2018

Ghost gum wisdom

A “wounded” ghost gum outside Judith Scully’s window is teaching her that ageing has its...

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Creation cherishing all of us

Even today when I see the ocean or come across fields full of haystacks I...

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Pilgrimage in everyday life

Pilgrimage can be undertaken anywhere, any day, says Donna Mulhearn.

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Some ‘fuel’ for your Lenten journey

Six podcasts for you to listen to with the ear of your heart during Lent.

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Gardeners of hope

Christmas beckons us to be the gardeners of hope, says Sydney poet Colleen Keating.

Posted on: December 13, 2016

Pilgrimage: opening ourselves to a new energy

The greatest awakening of my World Youth Day pilgrimage took place when I got back...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

A still point in my changing world

“At the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam I met Rembrandt’s mother, and brought her home packaged in...

Posted on: July 19, 2016