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Reflections is a collection of thoughts on the daily first readings offered as a resource for people seeking something around which to structure their daily prayers and reflections. Written by one who is looked to as a spiritual elder, Fr Paschal Kearney. The books contains challenging insights and comforting opportunities all of which encourage the reader to develop a relationship with Jesus, the heart of God's word to us.
Reflections takes seriously the biblical movement that gave rise to Vatican II. The Council called emphatically for the restoration of wider use of Scripture for clergy and lay people alike. Written through the lens of one person's life-long reflection on the Scriptures, this book provides a motivation for all to share in the pilgrim journey of our Church and the world.
The two volumes just released cover the Lent and Easter cycle for 2010 (Year 2 in the Liturgical Cycle) and the Days of Ordinary Time (Year 2). Two further volumes will be published later this year.
Fr Paschal Kearney CSSp is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. He spent thirty four years ministering in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. His pastoral work was directed mainly to the establishment of Small Christian Communities. During this time Paschal was a part-time staff member of the National Pastoral Centre and for several years was Chairperson of the National Commission for Justice and Peace. After returning to Ireland he was engaged in retreat work before coming to Western Australia where he was Parish Priest of Albany for six years. He now provides pastoral care in a prison, hospital and aged-care facility gives mission appeals on behalf of Catholic Mission and lectures at the Maranatha Institute of Adult Faith Education.
The proceeds from the sales of Reflections are going to St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired at Makeni in Sierra Leone.
This paragraph is taken from Sr Mary Sweeney's recent Newsletter from St Joseph's:
To all who have contributed to help us to continue our mission for God and the People, your donations are what gives us the personal support.
Knowing that people do care and want to, gives us energy to continue and to plan for the future. Please be assured that all the money goes directly to those in need. A Personal Assistant is what I need to keep the essential work going and especially the communication necessary for reporting to donors. There are a few in the North suitable or available with the skills that would be so helpful for this work. Those able are employed by the NGO's and demand salaries that are well beyond a special school's ability to pay. Thank you for your patience and understanding and above all for your support for the work here in Makeni.
May you be blessed by God the Creator of Love and thank you for sharing that most essential gift to give life and energy to the world.
Sr Mary Sweeney
A thought from
For each and all of us, may 2010 be a journey characterised by faith and hope. May it also involve a genuine search for a truth that is relevant to these times and places. I know that involves the risk to be open to the promptings of God’s Spirit and not to fear the possibilities of taking unfamiliar paths that lead to unexpected places.
Light and food for the journey are guaranteed by the God who journeys with us. That light and food is not to be hoarded – they are for sharing.
A blessed journey, fellow pilgrims, for 2010.
Paschal Kearney CSSp
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