If you are seeking maturity in faith, you might find these reflections helpful. Talks, lectures, retreats, and other reflections from Fr John O'Connor.
Benedict – a conversation
As we pray for pope emeritus Benedict in these hours following his death you might appreciate this podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O'Connor.
Here are a few links to material referenced in the podcast:
Benedict XVI Inauguration Homily at this link.
First Encyclical letter, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love) at this link.
Address to UK parliament at this link.
Address to the German parliament at this link.
Homily Studio – Christmas Day
Join John Kleinsman, John Kinder and Rory Paterson in conversation with John O'Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Christmas Feast.
John Kinder refers to the carol "Sing Lullaby" which is available at this link and the lyrics at this link.
Other carols referred to:
In the Bleak Winter,
O Holy Night
Homily – 26 September 2021
I was back in my hometown of Timaru this weekend celebrating the Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart Basilica, a church I have known since my youth. Here is the homily I shared at the Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Sr. Leonie O’Neill RSM (Funeral Homily)
Thirty years ago I contacted Leonie because of her reputation for knowing how to teach people to communicate. Over the years since she became a good friend and this afternoon I had the privilege of celebrating her Funeral Mass. I am happy to share here the homily I gave at Leonie's funeral. Thank you also to Michael Collins, organist at Leonie's funeral.
A reflection on prayer as an engagement with reality.
the two loved sons
A reflection on the well-known parable of the father and his sons