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  Starting with a Dream

May 16, 2022
11/4/1994, I woke up scared. I didn’t want to get out of the bed. I was due to begin a 3 day workshop on Intercultural Relating with the Columban priests ...
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  Keeping the Lord’s Day

May 08, 2022
10 August 1992, This Sunday morning I sat with the people at Mass in the Cathedral in Skibbereen, where I am on holiday with my father. This has been a really bad ...
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  Hanuman’s Fiery Tail (Nausori Wedding)

May 06, 2022
27 July, 1984, I presided at the wedding of Edward and Josephine Shankar’s son today. Indian weddings are usually celebrated in the compound of the bride’s ...
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  The Journey to Nabatautau

May 04, 2022
22 June, 1977, The people of Nabutautau believed that a curse was preventing their progress because their ancestors killed and ate Methodist missionary Rev. Baker ...
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  A Mission Homily in Chicago

May 02, 2022
24 October 1998, I attended Sunday Mass this morning at a parish near Catholic Theological Union where I am spending a sabbatical year. It was Mission Sunday ...
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  The Horse Race in Siena City Square

May 02, 2022
The feast of St Catherine of Siena yesterday reminded me that every year there is a famous horse race called the palio (it means the race prize) in the Campo ...
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  The Marriage Annulment

May 02, 2022
11 September, 1983, I have returned to Fiji from holidays and met with Fr Theo today. I was anxious to get all the recent news and gossip from him but I was ...
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