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April 6, 2020

Reflection and Retreat in Isolation

Over the last few years, I have written on my blog site, Noticing Beauty in a Troubled World, articles on the many ways in which to find beauty. When times […]
April 4, 2020

Hope and Love In a Time of Pandemic

(On Saturday, my CLC group, Our Lady of the Way, met for the first time this year. A month ago, as we looked forward to gathering together, […]
March 29, 2020

Different times

Dear CLCers, Which of you would have believed our lives now if someone had told you that come March we would all be shut in, entertainment […]
March 2, 2020

Newsletter of the Wellington CLC

Dear members, in this article you can find a copy of the Newsletter of the Wellington CLC. Very encouraging to see their activities & I encourage […]
February 17, 2020

Conversion as Transformation: Lonergan, Mentors and Cinema

Attention Leaders of Spiritual Formation Programs: New Book I am letting you know about a new book that I have just had published. It is called […]
February 9, 2020

25th Anniversary of the CLC/Jesuit Tertian Retreat Project

At the beginning of our October NEXCO meeting in Melbourne, a special celebration was held in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the CLC/Jesuit Tertian Retreat […]
July 16, 2019


The very small country farming community of Glenaladale near Bairnsdale in East Gippsland Victoria is saying NO to the Kalbar Resources proposed mineral sand mine in […]
July 16, 2019


Our CLC/Tertian retreat commenced just over a month ago in Baldivis, a new suburb on the southern outskirts of Perth. The parish is so new that […]
July 15, 2019

Our Universal call to ‘deepen, share and go forth’

On 5 February, 2019, at our CLC group’s first meeting of the year, Tony Santospirito read the coming Sunday’s reading, Luke 5: 1-11. That even-ing I […]
July 15, 2019


Margaret was involved in the beginning days of CLC in Brisbane. Noel and I conducted a week-end up there (not sure of exact year). When she […]
December 4, 2018

Heart to Heart

Some time ago, I was reading a life of St Therese by a Carmelite priest, and in one of his reflections, he quotes Thomas Hardy as […]
December 16, 2016

The Grace I asked, I received …

The Grace I asked, I received … and much much more When I started preparing to attend the World Assembly, I asked the Lord for the […]
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