Year C, 3rd Sunday of Advent – 16 December

Let us start this week not with the Scriptures but with the OXFORD CONCISE DICTIONARY! To be gracious includes the aspect of being indulgent and beneficent to others, kindly and courteous. To be hospitable means giving or disposed to give welcome. See how splendidly both these meanings describe God-in-Christ’s outreach to us. Now we have […]

Archbishop Denis Hurley Lecture

Archbishop Denis Hurley Lecture

The 2012 Archbishop Denis Hurley Lecture took place at Glenmore Pastoral Centre on November 16th.  The Lecture was well attended and the Denis Hurley Hall was full to capacity.  A supper was served and then all proceeded to the Hall for the lecture “The Challenge of Inter-Faith Relations 50 years after Vatican II”. Mr. Paddy […]

Advent 2012

Advent 2012

Archdiocese of Durban Open the Door to Jesus The Advent Wreath Advent, a spiritual season that begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, commemorates the centuries of waiting for the arrival of the Saviour promised to the Jews in the Old Testament. For Christians, the season of Advent is a time of quiet meditation in […]

Men’s Pilgrimage to Ngome

Men’s Pilgrimage to Ngome

Three hundred and seventy five men, mostly from our Archdiocese spent the weekend of 9-11 November on pilgrimage at Ngome.  It was an inspiring weekend with input from the Oblates who care for the Shrine, Stations of the Cross, Holy Hours, a candlelight procession from the Church to the Apparition Chapel and concluded with Holy […]