In addition to the Daily Stop and Pray, I share a few thoughts and reflections with you.


One of the readings for Mass (yesterday) really struck me this morning as I thought about the forthcoming day, how many situations would change, much of the unknown and so much unexpected; as I prepare this for you here in my office on Wednesday evening, so much has changed since this morning, both within the College, within your family lives, within the Community of the Church, the People of God.

Moses was preparing the People of Israel for a journey into a land both distant and far away, so much would be new, so much unknown; it struck me that feels pretty much like that for us. Moses promised the people the presence of God, then as now!


Moses said to the people:

‘Now, Israel, take notice of the laws and customs that I teach you today, and observe them, that you may have life and may enter and take possession of the land that the Lord the God of your fathers is giving you.

  ‘See, as the Lord my God has commanded me, I teach you the laws and customs that you are to observe in the land you are to enter and make your own. Keep them, observe them, and they will demonstrate to the peoples your wisdom and understanding. When they come to know of all these laws they will exclaim, “No other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation.” And indeed, what great nation is there that has its gods so near as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation is there that has laws and customs to match this whole Law that I put before you today?

  ‘But take care what you do and be on your guard. Do not forget the things your eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your heart all the days of your life; rather, tell them to your children and to your children’s children.’


Heart Speaks to Heart

I came across this prayer, I thought it might help!

‘I Wish’

When you’re lonely, I wish you love.

When you’re down I wish you joy.

When you’re troubled, I wish you peace.

When things are complicated, I wish you simple beauty.

When things are chaotic, I wish you inner silence.

When things are look empty, I wish you hope


And Finally:

United in thought, reflection and prayer.


Andrew, SCJ

College Chaplain