Scores of attempts have been made to compute the actual date of the earliest Biblical event--the creation. The most famous was undoubtedly that made by Bishop James Ussher in the seventeenth century. James Ussher was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1581 and died in England in 1656. He lived through a time of tremendous political [...]

G-d in Exile

We are imprisoned because we have exiled our G‑d. As long as we search for G‑d by abandoning the world He has made, we can never truly find Him. As long as we believe there is a place to escape, we cannot be liberated. The ultimate liberation will be when we open our eyes ......[ ] [...]

A Masai Creed | Patrick Franklin

A Masai Creed Posted on December 27, 2016 I came across this Masai creed today and thought I’d share it. A beautiful example of the universality of the gospel expressed through the particularity of Masai tradition and culture. Here it is: We believe in the one High God, who out of love created the beautiful [...]

The Earth is the Lord’s

Creation is not some possession that we can lord over for our own pleasure; nor, even less, is it the property of only some people, the few. Creation is a gift, it is the marvelous gift that God has given us, so that we will take care of it and harness it for the benefit [...]

Prayer for the Earth

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. -from Caring for Creation     Franciscan Media . 2016. Caring for Creation: Inspiring Words [...]

Saint of the day 9th April

St. Casilda This saint is listed in neither the Roman Martyrology nor Butler's Lives of the Saints. But the Acta Sanctorum stitches her story together from a number of incidental sources.* Lived: (11th century) | Feast Day: Saturday, April 9, 2016 Some saints’ names are far more familiar to us than others, but even the lives [...]