A Life Worth Living

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Fr Stephen Wright OSB

Reflecting back on my life I am amazed at the blessings and opportunities which God has given me over the years.  I want to share these with you and also to share the insights, teachings and gifts which I have been given from sources too many to be mentioned.   My site therefore has an element of witness to the goodness of God: the forgiveness of the Father, the saving presence of Jesus as Lord and the power and charisms of the Holy Spirit. It contains diaries of my journeys to distant and beautiful areas of the world which I hope will give a flavour of my life and ministry there.  Nothing in my Catholic journey in the first third of my life quite prepared for the gifts and blessings which flowed to me from gifts of the  Holy Spirit whose power became more obvious in our Catholic Church from the vatican counsil and the subsequent outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Renewal of Charisms and Pentecost. We live in tumultuous and encouraging times when much of the old Catholic order  is passing away, and new energy is apparent in the Church. We of course will preserve the best of the old to provide the wisdom and good practice for the new. Now read on and God bless  you.

I am indebted to so many.

In my life I have read many books, listened to many talks, being present at many retreats; I have taken notes and from these I have have put together the following pages.  The inspirations have come from the giants of our times.   John Paul II, Richard Rohr, Ronald Rolheiser, Kevin Treston, John Shea, Raymond Brown,  Michael Casey, Merlin Carrothers, Thomas Cullinan, Thomas Merton, William Barclay,  Michael Gallagher, John Winjaards, Peter Hocken, Ian Petit, James Mawdesley, Columba Cary Elwes, Adrian Smith, Thomas Keating and many others..   I have selected and adjusted, interpreted and translated so I take responsibility for the content while acknowledging that whatever is good, useful and wise comes from them by the power of the Holy Spirit. Where there is error or ambiguity this comes from me.  It is impossible adequately to thank them personally here but will do so when hopefully we all meet merrily in heaven. If you wish to contact me my e-mail is stephenosb@btinternet.com