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September 5, 2018

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,
you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross
to become a living flame within you,
and so became the light of His love to all.
Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate
and possess my whole being
so completely that my life, too,
may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

September 4, 2018

Last night Fr. Theo and I decided to visit separate Indo-Fijian families in the same settlement about five miles from town. We borrowed the parish van. I dropped him off at the family which was hosting the mandali (prayer meeting), promising to pick him up later that night. I drove about a mile further and climbed a steep winding lane to a house on a hill top. Here a Catholic woman lived as one of two wives of a Hindu man. Her brother had appealed to me to visit them. This was my first visit.

September 4, 2018

I am flying like a bird across the ocean
Sometimes I feel debilitated and depressed
I am trying and flying with my wings
Fighting the worst weather
I have to cross that ocean to be alive
I still have hope
Though I have difficulties
People think that oceans are infinite
But for me, there is an ending point

September 4, 2018

O holy protector of the holy family,
protect us children of the Lord Jesus Christ;
keep far from us the errors and evils
which corrupt the world;
assist us from Heaven in our struggles
against the powers of darkness.
And as you once protected the Divine Child
from the cruel edict of Herod,
now defend the church

September 3, 2018
Faith and formation in Fiji

We had our retreat in Nadi Ashram in May 2014. During our retreat I was passing by the road from the house where I stayed to the dining hall, along the way I saw a beautiful bougainvillea. Despite being a very old tree with few leaves on it, I was struck by the beautiful flowers it had. Every time I passed the tree, I just had to look at it in wonder. I took some photos of it.

September 3, 2018

Heavenly Father, you watch over your creation
and bring it to perfection by the work of our hands.
Hear the prayers of your people who ask for work
that will enhance their human dignity.
Enable them to provide for their families
and teach those around them the value honest labor
for the betterment of human life.

September 2, 2018

Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman,
Blessed by the Most High!
Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era,
We join in your song of praise,
to celebrate the Lord’s mercy,
to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom
and the full liberation of humanity.

September 1, 2018
Streetwatch volunteers patrol areas in an effort to deter criminal activity.

About 18 months ago, after leaving the parish of St. Catherine’s, I felt called to go and explore opportunities of volunteering with groups which are responding to the various needs of the communities in Birmingham, England, and in particular in the Saltley, Alum Rock area of East Birmingham. One of the first places I visited was an Anglican Community, of Sisters of St.

September 1, 2018

O my God, I believe in You;
strengthen my faith.
All my hopes are in You;
secure them in Your name.
I love You with my whole heart;
teach me to love You daily more and more.
I am sorry that I have offended You;
increase my sorrow.

August 31, 2018

Church Built for 200 Families Serves 4,500 


Artist rendering of proposed St. Mary Church

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Phone: 877-299-1920
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