Redemptorists of Australia and New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand and Samoa

Province of Oceania

Bringing Good News to the World

Universe Person

Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, with a divine wind sweeping over the waters. God said, ‘let there be light’ …
Genesis 1:1-3
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than
to persist in delusion however satisfying and reassuring
Karl Sagan, 1934-1996
If I were to choose a single expression for the universe
it might be ‘celebration’, celebration of existence and life
and consciousness …
From “The Universe Story” by Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, 1992
Oh, this earth! This sun! This sky I see Is part of my heart, my heritage!
From “The Drifters” by Jack Davis, 1917-2000

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Meditation 1:     The Universe (Images: NASA)

Meditation 2:     Hubble Images (NASA) ‘Good to Go’ from “Contact”

Meditation 3:        Space Music (Stephane Eliot)

Meditation 4:        Journey to the edge of the universe

Meditation 5:      The sounds of Jupiter (NASA)

Meditation 6:        ‘Let all mortal flesh keep silence and with awe and trembling stand ….’

Meditation 7:     The Pilgrim (Music: Enya – Images: European Space Agency/NASA)

Pilgrim how you journey on the road you chose
to find out why the winds die and where the stories go.
All days come from one day that much you must know,
you cannot change what's over but only where you go.

One way leads to diamonds, one way leads to gold,
another leads you only to everything you're told.
In your heart you wonder which of these is true;
the road that leads to nowhere, the road that leads to you.

Will you find the answer in all you say and do?
Will you find the answer in you?
Each heart is a pilgrim, each one wants to know
the reason why the winds die and where the stories go.

Pilgrim, in your journey you may travel far,
for pilgrim it's a long way to find out who you are...
Pilgrim, it's a long way to find out who you are...
Pilgrim, it's a long way to find out who you are...