Sisters of Nazareth

Looking Back on my Time as Chaplain

The Sisters of Nazareth create spaces of welcome and care in cities and suburbs throughout the world. In their houses people find more than just a modern professional care home, but a place of peace, loving attention, and spiritual nourishment.


When we are a spiritually and emotionally paralysed and are unable to receive God’s love and are cut off from the spiritual energies within our souls, we need to allow Christ to whisper into our depths – ephphatha!


Like Our Lord we too must look upon the city with great tenderness and allow our hearts to be moved with compassionate love for those who dwell in the city.

Pentecost has come and gone, but the Holy Spirit remains.

The wind and the flame have settled down and have left a breeze and a soft glow in our hearts. And so we are sustained in these ordinary days by the gentle outpouring of the Spirit who brings joy into our lives and energy into our spirits.

He is Risen, Alleluia.

Our Easter Joy takes on a deeper meaning when we have fully engaged in the liturgies of Holy Week – when we have prayed in the garden, stood beneath the cross and sat outside the tomb.

“When you hear His voice today, harden not your hearts.”

God reveals Himself to us in so many ways – in the magnificence of the cosmos, the beauty of the Earth, the unfolding of history, the events of our times, the love of family and community, the joy of our relationships – in this He shows us His presence and love.