The mud and the lotus, holding joy and suffering together

The mud and the lotus, holding joy and suffering together

In this moving and tender reflection, Corrie van den Bosch MSS explores the potential meaning of a dream she had. A dream that followed her reading a paper on Women and Suffering, which highlighted the inter-relatedness of joy and sorrow within our world – that...
Pondering the wonders of the universe

Pondering the wonders of the universe

Between Christmas and New Year, Corrie van den Bosch MSS spent ‘five glorious days’ in Victoria’s High Country, in the company of twelve members of the Catholic Walking Club of Victoria. In a reflection written for Contemplative Evolution Network,...
Taking time to pause for creation

Taking time to pause for creation

Within the Christian faith tradition, the Season of Creation is from 1 September to 4 October, the feast day of St Francis of Assisi. It is a time to focus our prayers and energy on care for Earth and all of creation. To mark this season, the MSS together with...
Until we see, a reflection

Until we see, a reflection

Corrie van den Bosch has written a reflection for Contemplative Evolution Network (CEN), of which she’s a member.  CEN is a network of people who seek to change the violent and hurting situations in our world through the power and intention of contemplative time...
Bringing life and love to the world

Bringing life and love to the world

Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors to this website are advised that this post may contain images of deceased persons. . Over Mother’s Day weekend, a number of brief reflections were posted online by Melbourne Catholics, recounting the...
Reflection for World Day of Social Justice, February 20

Reflection for World Day of Social Justice, February 20

Our friend Andrew Hamilton SJ has kindly share this reflection to mark World Day of Social Justice on 20th February. In Australia the World Day of Social Justice goes pretty much unnoticed. It is swamped by the start of the school year, the gathering speed and urgency...