Reflections from Sr Antonia

July 2, 2018


She it was who injested words…God’s words. She it was who was prepared to believe the impossible and so allow it to happen. She it was who conceived, even when old. She it was who recognised Him before any other human being. She it was who initiated God’s first miracle through Jesus. She it was […]

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June 20, 2018

Rolling Stones

Little boys love to roll stones that are made of glass and called marbles; so do little girls. They also love to "skip" stones across the water. Sometimes they even love to throw stones at someone who annoys or threatens them.

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March 26, 2018

Smelly Sheep

I love the smell of sheep; I love the bleating sound of sheep; I love the snow white look of the fleece once it is parted; and I especially love Australian sheep.

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March 5, 2018

The Colour of Dust

Dust is usually something we consider must be 'dealt with'. We sweep it away; brush it off our coats; dust it off our furniture; sweep it under the carpet; bathe it from our eyes; shake it from our feet if we are not welcomed in a town.

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December 11, 2017

Shifting Shadows And A Magpie

I have been watching the shifting shadows as the sun silently makes its way across the sky. Most people, I presume, would be quite able to "explain" shadows; why and how they appear and disappear, why they can both fascinate and frighten.

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October 15, 2016

Who Touched Me?

Have you ever heard Jesus say these words and trembled, knowing it was you who touched him? Have you ever tentatively reached out to Him with a trembling hand or a quavering voice, afraid because of your unworthiness yet desperate because of your need for healing?

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November 5, 2016

The Wings of The Dawn

"The wings of the dawn" is the phrase that captivated my attention during Vigils this morning. What does it mean to take the wings of the dawn? What are the wings of the dawn and how do I take them? Am I even meant to take them; or would it not perhaps be better to leave them where they seem to be... at the edge of the magnificent sunrise!

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November 13, 2017


There was a difficulty and it seemed insurmountable. Usually a difficulty cannot be resolved by going around it to avoid it and, in this situation, I could not even consider avoidance as a possibility.

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December 6, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

No, they did not appear as heroes galloping into town on their horses in all their macho magnificence! Rather, they seemed to just suddenly be there… seven, silent ethereal figures emerging from the fog that wrapped us round as we gathered for Eucharist.

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February 21, 2017


The Pearl of Great Price, a painting by Daniel Bonnell He was six years old and deadly serious as he approached me in the classroom where I taught grade one. Lifting up his hands as he clutched whatever it was he was holding he said: “Could you open this”?

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