Friday, December 4, 2015

Fr Jim Norris Retreat

Leaders international retreat.

In 2020 the leaders conference is aimed at bringing together international members from their designated countries. This invitation is purely directed to those who have answered "yes" to the call. It is very simple, we have no criteria, except faith

The hardcopy of the reflections and the Constitution are ready to be printed so distribution can now be personal, hand to hand. 

VenueFr Jim reflections leaders meeting to be organised at Kopua. 
The Abbey Kopua

International retreatants- Requires more travel for international guests but that's how it is.

Learn humility. Trust in Jesus. It is not knowledge or wealth, it is being yourself and patient.   Constitution of the Norrisites

Faith- Trust in God. He can "call" anyone from any walk of life.  Fr Norris was 93 when he passed on. Ordained when he was 20. 

Fr John Kelly my mentor at Kopua
Fr Jim mission in Japan.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Astonishment. The fishes.

Gospel LK 5:1-11 In todays reading it struck me that the surprise of Peter when the miracle of fishes happened, it was a little on the humorous side. When Peter says 'Depart from me for I am a  sinful man'' I think he was in such good humour that the mood reflects the day. The sun was shinning.
Jesus does another miracle for the Apostles, they are still  astonished even after all  this time.

I consecrate myself absolutely to Mary, in the capacity of a slave, for time and eternity

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mary Magdalene

Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?”
She thought it was the gardener and said to him,
“Sir, if you carried him away,
tell me where you laid him,
and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to him in Hebrew,
“Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.
Jesus said to her,
“Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.
But go to my brothers and tell them,
‘I am going to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God.’”