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Stepping out of the Emergency Department and into the vast world of alternative therapies, Dr. Jude, AKA Dr. Body Mind Soul, takes you on a voyage of discovery of both the modern science of western medicine and ancient wisdom of eastern traditions for an integrated approach to healthcare and healing. Having spent the last 15 years working in hospitals, volunteering in Africa, the Amazon and Asia; becoming a Relationship Coach in Colorado and studying Soulful Psychology in London, she has tri ...
 
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The Call-Fr Dave Callaghan–Love Demand a Response (Fr Dave says that one of the most amazing things about love is that it demands a response. Fr Dave uses the example of a young man presenting a bouquet of roses to his fiancée to show that she must immediately respond in some way which will be interpreted as either acceptance or rejection of his lo…
 
Last Things First–Huw Warmenhoven– Belong Believe Become (Huw says our approach to evangelisation and the paradigm of ‘behave, believe, belong’ is changing to ‘belong, believe, become.’ And tells us what this means for the Church today. Rather than imposing the Kerygma it all about proposing the three great questions of faith, life and meaning: Whe…
 
Milk & Honey–Trish McCarthy–Choose Your Mirrors (Trish remembers visits to fun parks and how the isle of mirrors give an amusing and distorted view of yourself. However, in real life it’s important to get a realistic view of whom we are through comments, affirmations, criticism, and acceptance from those we trust. We must choose our mirrors, those …
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda– The Present Moment with Love (Mother Hilda’s story of Vietnamese Cardinal Francois-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, one of our world's great witnesses to Jesus Christ and how he responded to being incarcerated for thirteen years, nine of which were endured in solitary confinement in Vinh Phu prison in Hanoi. Rather than …
 
Gospel Reflection– Fr John Paul Escarlan–Love One Another (In the Gospel Jesus gives us his command to love one another. We know well that sometimes it is difficult to love even those close to us, but Jesus reminds us today to love as he loves, not with emotional love but with agape love. God’s love is unconditional, merciful and forgiving, constan…
 
On The Journey This Week: Fr John Paul Escarlan’s Gospel reflection on Jesus’ command to love one another. To love like Jesus is transformative love, it changes us to be a better version of ourselves that God wants us to be. Mother Hilda’s continues the love theme and says the message for us is it doesn’t matter how we are treated, it’s what we do …
 
God in the Everyday–Fr Mike Delaney–It’s Raining (Fr Mike remembers the regular letter writing between his mother and aunt and how his Aunt Marg used rainy days productively to contact extended family members. He wonders what we might have learnt through Covid lockdowns to use restricted activity to our advantage. He observes that some people were …
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda–Your Servant (Mother Hilda shares an insight she had when listening to a reading from the Book of Samuel and that well known story of the boy Samuel awakened by God, but he doesn’t know that it’s God. The old priest Eli gives the boy the answer to use next time God calls, “speak Lord, your servant is listening”. H…
 
Gospel Reflection– Fr Rob Galea–Leading Others to Christ (Fr Rob pays tribute to all mothers on this Mother’s Day as well as it being “Good Shepherd Sunday” and tells the story of his own very unlikely vocation as a priest thanks to his mother’s vision and perseverance in prayer. She constantly prayed that he would give up his wild and troubled lif…
 
On The Journey This Week: Fr Rob Galea’s tribute to mothers on Mother’s Day and Good Shepherd Sunday. Mother Hilda’s prayer to start each day. Fr Mike Delaney’s memories of rainy-day productivity. Trish McCarthy putting on Isaiah’s clothing, plus the bush deacon, Josh Clayton on Easter invitations.By The Journey hosted by Jude Hennessy
 
The Bush Deacon–Josh Clayton– Easter Invitation (Josh reflects on the stories in Acts of the Apostles and how the apostles shared their own experiences of the resurrected Christ with each other and then others in the wider community. He remembers how an invitation given to him to join a faith group changed the direction of his life and asks to reme…
 
Milk & Honey–Trish McCarthy–Clothe Yourself (An approaching wedding causes Trish to think about how much effort and time both females and males spend to make themselves look nice, for work and even more so, for social engagements. She wonders what would happen if we spent the same amount of time preparing ourselves on the inside for work, social en…
 
Living the Gospel–Pete Gilmore–Full and Busy and Tired (R-U-OK day is a reminder to assess our business and ask are we really meant to be falling forward with a life so full we have no time left? When Jesus said that he came that we might have life to the full is this what he meant? Full of appointments, full of overwork? Pete says we’ve confused f…
 
Milk & Honey–Trish McCarthy–Resolution (The higher the resolution the clearer the picture or vision. Trish says the resolution of the final weeks of Jesus’ life defines the resolution we need in our life. Jesus’ resolution was clear, his resolution so high, that nothing could deter him from doing the Father’s will. We too can journey through life w…
 
Walking the Walk–Sam Clear–Agape or Philias (Today’s Gospel passage and an answer given by a bishop in Colorado to a question in a forum about why Jesus asked Peter 3 times “do you love me” has a huge impact on Sam. As we heard in the Gospel, Jesus asks Peter 3 times “do you love me”, and he accepts Peter’s “philias” response rather than “agape” as…
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda–No More Hate (Mother Hilda reflects on the distress many of us feel as we watch and hear about the actions of hate in the world, in our country and maybe even in our local communities. She says we have the perfect antidote for a world torn apart by hate by giving one small action of hope, goodness, love and patien…
 
Gospel Reflection–Fr John Paul Escarlan–Being Sent (Fr John Paul says the commission given by Jesus to Peter over a post-resurrection breakfast meal to go out to the people to be their shepherd in the ways of the Lord is also our commission. We are also called to go out to family, friend and neighbour to proclaim the good news of the risen Lord)…
 
On The Journey This Week: Sam Clear says an answer given by a bishop in Colorado, USA, to a question in a forum about why Jesus asked Peter 3 times “do you love me” has a huge impact on the audience. After asking Peter 3 times “do you love me”, and Jesus accepts Peter’s “philias” response rather than “agape,” showing that Jesus calls us to follow h…
 
The Call-Fr Dave Callaghan–Dealing with Enemies (Fr Dave says we already know the best way to defeat an enemy is to destroy their will to fight. This is something that every Christian needs to understand clearly. We know that God is more powerful than the enemy, yet every day we find ourselves defeated as we fall for temptation and into sin. Discou…
 
Milk & Honey–Trish McCarthy–Idleness (It’s the single greatest enemy of a fulfilling life and an easy place to fall into given our way of life. It’s dangerous because it a breeding ground for thoughts of doubt, fear, temptation and anxiety. Left to grow stronger idleness can cripple us. It results from a lack of a plan and some direction in life, t…
 
God in the Everyday–Fr Mike Delaney–Anniversaries (Fr Mike tells the story of his mum sending anniversary cards to the many priests she knew on the anniversary of their ordination and the joy it would bring to those pasters. He offers us a challenge to find out the anniversary date of our parish pastor, minister or priest and do the same, send an a…
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda–For I am Certain of This (Hilda uses Paul’s letter to the Romans, Chapter 8, where he identifies how certain he is of God’s love for each of us to encourage us to do the same as Paul and list all the tings we are certain about God’s love for us. For I am certain of this that you love me as I am, . . . that you’ve …
 
Gospel Reflection– Fr Donal Neary SJ –Only Faith (read by Jude Hennessy) (Jesus’ final beatitude is in the gospel today - 'Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.' Thomas found difficulty with all this. Jesus dealt gently with him, pointing out the wounds of his body and telling him that an even better happiness was to believe without …
 
On The Journey This Week: Fr Donal Neary’s Gospel reflection and Mother Hilda tells for what she is certain. Fr Mike Delaney reflects on special anniversaries and proposes an anniversary challenge. Trish McCarthy tells about the single greatest enemy of a fulfilling life, plus Fr Dave Callaghan on the one thing that every Christian needs to underst…
 
Gospel Reflection– Fr Mark De Battista– Grasping the Resurrection (Fr Mark asks what is the resurrection for us? The disciples struggled to understand it and so do we. Jesus shows us that resurrection is both body and soul united in glorification. It is so amazing that the Church uses the Gospels of the entire Easter season to unpack its meaning fo…
 
Faith Testimony–Stewart Wallace (Wollongong) (Stewart is in conversation with Journey Editor, Max Norden about his reasons for deciding as an adult to go on a spiritual discovery journey, the experiences it gave him, and why he decided to be baptised as a Catholic Christian at the Easter Vigil liturgy last year (2021).)…
 
Lenten Connection– Darren McDowell–In-between Time (Holy Saturday is all about experiencing the liminal space of in-between time. We, like the disciples, now sit alone, helpless, lonely, and sad in the grief of Holy Saturday. The invitation here is for patient waiting, a “sitting with” the darkness of the tomb and death. The invitation is to spend …
 
Lenten Connection–Fr Chris Sarkis–Truth, What is Truth? (Fr Chris Sarkis leads us into the events of Good Friday with his reflection on Pilot’s question and says that truth is the cross itself. It is the bridge that reunites us with God, and over which we cross with Jesus, our Sacrificial Victim, from sin and death to eternal life with God. Today, …
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda–Easter Hope (Mother Hilda tells of her conversations with people on their future hopes. There are lots of people who express little hope for their future, no hope of a secure job, no hope of owning a home, no hope of recovering from life’s setbacks. Hilda says Jesus’ death and resurrection changes all that for us.…
 
Last Things first–Huw Warmenhoven–Connection, Content, Conversation (Huw explores the “Why” and “What” of Alpha. Alpha’s why is about making a space where you can invite anyone to ask questions of faith, life and meaning. The space can be online, in person or a bit of both. The “What” of Alpha is the connection, content, and conversation. An opport…
 
Lenten Connection– Fr Sean Cullen–Judas (Fr Sean ponders what happened to Judas. He joined Jesus with high hopes and expectations, and Jesus saw something attractive in him as well. Somewhere along the journey Judas lost his ideals, controlled by money, resorting to theft and selling out his friend to get it. We face similar challenges and temptati…
 
Lenten Connection–Fr Mark De Battista–Lavish Intimacy (As we begin The Great Week, Holy Week, Fr Mark reflects on lavish intimacy of Mary of Bethany. John’s Gospel incorporates the anointing of Jesus’ body by Mary six days before the Passover in anticipation of what will happen very shortly. Moreover, the Church picks up the chronology of this time…
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda–Embracing the Will of God (Hilda draws the link between Thomas Moore in the play “Man for All Seasons” and Jesus. Bot have a deeply ingrained trust in God. No matter how awful the fate that both faced, both publicly express to do the will of the father, no matter how things looked. Therein lies the call to us in t…
 
Gospel Reflection– Fr Bernard Gordon–A Merciful Saviour (Fr Bernard reflects on what changed for the two criminals crucified with Jesus. He says one of them saw Jesus for who he really is, defends Jesus, takes responsibility for his wrongdoing. In response, Jesus promises him eternal reward. Fr Bernard says that no matter what life has done to us, …
 
Walk the Walk–Sam Clear–Prayer Perspective (Sam recounts the different reactions to turbulence while on a light aircraft trip as the small plane is strongly buffered. It reminds him of an incident in Russia on his walk when he was attacked by two drunken men. Just before the incident Sam had been meditating on Jesus’ passion, and specifically on hi…
 
Lenten Connection– Ken Bryant–Call Upon the Lord (As social beings we long for meaningful connections and relationships. The pandemic has highlighted how easy it is to cross over to disconnection and loneliness. The daily scripture readings in this closing week of Lent and our entry into the Great Week, Holy Week remind us that God is ever present …
 
The Bush Deacon–Josh Clayton–Invitations (Josh asks why is it so easy for us to invite people to social events yet we are reluctant to invite the same people to a faith event? He uses an example of a recent Bathurst youth event that took a different approach to invitations and tells of its outstanding success. Each Year 10-12 student was given only…
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda–The Stoning of Soraya M. (Mother Hilda uses the true story of Soraya M to show the complex web of prejudice, jealousy, corruption, confusion and ignorance to show that this gospel story is really about the crowd. The gospel calls us, the potential stone throwers to see our own failures. Jesus gives us time to plac…
 
Gospel Reflection– Fr Antony Jukes–Serious Situation (In a trap set by the scribes & pharisees to challenge Jesus’ teachings and Jewish law, Jesus doesn’t deny the Law but scribbles on the ground, refusing to point the finger of blame at the accuses woman. Likewise, for us, how do we respond to gossip and accusations against others? Are we self-rig…
 
On The Journey This Week: A powerful story of justice and mercy with reflections on the gospel from Fr Anthony Jukes and Mother Hilda. Plus, The Bush Deacon on why we don’t like to invite people to share our faith. Plus, a Lenten Connection with ken Bryant, Sam Clear meditating on Jesus’ passionBy The Journey hosted by Jude Hennessy
 
Meet Adanna who draws on 12 years' experience as a qualified English teacher with an MA in Education, and combines Positive Psychology, Neurobiology and Transactional Analysis with therapeutic writing to teach how changing the stories you tell about yourself can transform your mindset, reignite your creativity and free you to live life on your own …
 
Mercy & Life–Cathy Jenkins–The Season of Life (Cathy reflects on the parable of the fruitless fig tree, a parable that teaches of the need to cultivate the soil so that it may bear fruit in the future and wonders, what is it that we are cultivating in our life at the moment? Like nature, life also has its seasons, each with its own experiences, mov…
 
Lenten Connection– Donal Neary SJ–God of Mercy, People of Mercy (read by Max Norden) (Family breakups are something most can identify with. Today’s Gospel parable gives a model to welcome back the estranged. A story that calls us to have mercy and encourages us to love as we have been loved with the love that is merciful. And even when we can't do …
 
God in the Everyday–Fr Mike Delaney–How Safe is Safe (An Alpha session on “How Can I Have Faith?” and the ensuing small group discussion reminded Fr Mike of our various attitudes to being safe and our ability to step outside our comfort zone to achieve desired results. Fr Mike recalls an event on HMAS Darwin in the Arabian Gulf when he took action …
 
Wisdom from the Abbey–Mother Hilda–Father’s Love (Mother Hilda says this is our story, don’t bother looking for the someone else in here. It is each of us God is seeking. It is each of us that God came to save. How many of us, though, have done the same thing in one way or another, treating others as though they were already dead, paying a huge pri…
 
Gospel Reflection– Fr Antony Jukes–Prodigal Behaviours (The prodigal son is driven home by hunger, unable to fill his emptiness. Fr Antony says we too can often experience a similar spiritual hunger, a darkness or an emptiness within us, within the human heart and soul—that needs to be filled. And like the prodigal son, instead of turning to God, w…
 
On The Journey This Week: Fr Antony Jukes says like the prodigal son, instead of turning to God, we often fill our emptiness with rubbish, and so there must come a time when, like the prodigal son, we also come to our senses. Mother Hilda says don’t bother looking for the someone else in this parable, it’s each of us God is seeking. Plus Fr Mike De…
 
Meet Rose Wood - an integrative coach and healer who has been hosting her women's circle - the Goddess Gathering for the last few years. She shares how being part of a women's circle helped her in her own healing journey and has since inspired her to create safe spaces for women to gather and connect - to themselves and each other. We also go throu…
 
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