Category Archives: John Dupuche

1958-2003, “A Long Journey”

“A Long Journey”,  It has been a long journey. When I first entered religious life all seemed clear and set. Only one week earlier, however, John XXIIII announced his decision to call the Second Vatican Council. The years that followed … Continue reading

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Autobiography, at Mass, 29 January 1989, East Doncaster

Opening Address SS Peter and Paul’s, East Doncaster, 29 January, 1989 An autobiography: external details My name if Fr John Dupuche. I have been appointed as your new parish priest, in succession to Fr Hally. It is appropriate I think, … Continue reading

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Covenant  of my life, Notre Dame Abbey, Tarrawarra, February 1973

Covenant  of my life                  Notre Dame Abbey, Tarrawarra, February 1973 That day, on the paddock outside the old cottage at Tarrawarra, in the sun, as the wind blew light and cool in … Continue reading

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A turning point,  an illumination, 10 August, 1969, Tübingen, Germany.

A turning point,  an illumination, 10 August, 1969,   Tübingen, Germany. On the anniversary of  my Confirmation at St Joseph’s Elsternwick Hear what the Lord has done for me, how he has shown me his face. For, one night, impelled by … Continue reading

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Métamorphoses – poèmes en temps de désarroi

METAMORPHOSES   1966                                         Que m’importe les feuillets et les bouquins qui m’entourent, et ces notes, fruits de mes yeux brulés? Je fabrique les pétales qu’on lancera sur ma tombe pour m’enfouir. Vanité des livres ! Seul l’homme est la … Continue reading

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Sabbatical, 1987, California, Italy, Egypt, India,

Most Rev. T.F. Little, Archbishop of Melbourne, Diocesan Centre, EAST MELBOURNE Longwood, 31 December, 1987 Your Grace, My year of study leave has now drawn to a close. It is appropriate that you should receive a brief report on the events and on the … Continue reading

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‘The Spreading Fragrance’ A commentary on some verses from St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

‘The Spreading Fragrance’ A commentary on some verses from                                     St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians   Year 2, Week 28, Thursday                             … Continue reading

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Flesh and spirit, commentary on some texts of St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

‘Flesh and spirit’,                                                         commentary on some texts of St Paul’s Letter to … Continue reading

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Love never ends, commentaries on 1 Corinthians

Love never ends, commentaries on 1 Corinthians Year 2, Week 21, Thursday                                           Glenroy 1976 Fellowship “God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”    1 Cor 1:9 From the beginning … Continue reading

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A new heart, a new spirit, – commentaries on Ezekiel

New heart, new spirit, commentaries on Ezekiel Year 2 , Week 19, Monday                                      Glenroy 1976 The freedom of God “On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of … Continue reading

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A Covenant in the Heart, commentaries on Jeremiah

A New Covenant, commentaries on Jeremiah Year 2, Week 16, Wednesday                                   Glenroy 1976 Power of the Word “Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me,“Now I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I … Continue reading

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Holy Holy Holy! Isaiah 1, commentaries

Holy Holy Holy! Isaiah 1, commentaries Year 2, Week 14, Saturday                                       Hoppers Crossing, 1988 God is Holy “ And one called to another and said:“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;the whole earth is full of his glory.””          Isaiah 6:3 The holiness … Continue reading

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BLESSING AND CURSING, reflections on verses from the Twelve Minor Prophets

BLESSING AND CURSING, reflections on verses from the Twelve Minor Prophets   Year 1, Week 25, Monday                                          Glenroy 1977 The true temple of the Lord “Any of those among you who are of his people—may their God be with … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘Enlightenment and Tantra, Hindus and Christians in Dialogue’, 6 May 2019, at the Gregorian University, Rome

On 6 May 2019 at the Gregorian University, Rome, I launchd the book Enlightenment and Tantra, Hindus and Christians in Dialogue.             (Bryan Lobo SJ ed.) Documenta Missionalia 39.                   … Continue reading

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‘Do not be afraid’, Commentary on some verses from Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy

‘DO NOT BE AFRAID’ Commentary on some verses from Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy Year 1, Week 17, Friday                                Glenroy 1975 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord that … Continue reading

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Exodus, ‘The great liberation’, Commentaries on verses from the Book of Exodus

Exodus, ‘The great liberation’, Commentaries on verses from the Book of Exodus Year 1, Week 15, Monday                                                   Glenroy 1977 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. The … Continue reading

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‘From glory to glory’, 2 Corinthians, commentary on select verses

‘From glory to glory’, 2 Corinthians, commentary on select verses Year 1, Week 10, Monday                                       Glenroy 1977 “the sufferings of Christ abound in us”         2 Corinthians 1:5 The suffering of Christ is not locked up and individualistic. It is a … Continue reading

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The Patriarchal History, commentary on select verses from Genesis 12-46

Genesis 12-46: commentary on select verses. Salvation history: the Patriarchs   Year 1, Week 12, Monday                              Glenroy 1975 “Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will … Continue reading

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A Jewish Family in 3rd cent. BCE,  Reflections on verses from the Book of Tobit

A Jewish Family in 3rdcent. BCE,  Reflections on verses from the Book of Tobit  Year 1, Week 9, Monday                                                                  Glenroy 1977 Tobit 1.1; 2.1-8 What is good grows. What is good wishes to excel itself. But the only way to … Continue reading

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Good and evil, grace and sin: commentary on select verses from Genesis 1-11

Good and evil, grace and sin: commentary on select verses from Genesis 1-11 Year 1, Week 5, Monday                                                     Glenroy 1977 “God said: ‘Let there be light’ and there was light.”   Genesis 1:3 God does not engage in some complex process … Continue reading

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Letter to the Hebrews, Commentary on some verses

Letter to the Hebrews, Commentary on some verses Glenroy 1977 Year 1, Week 1, Tuesday                                                  “You have put him in command of everything.”       Hebrews 2.5-9 For Christ is coming and will take possession of all things, being master even … Continue reading

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LE VIN, Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta

LE VIN Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta                         L’essence du vin Cit.13b.1         « L’alcool est la suprême Śakti ; … Continue reading

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Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity

  Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity Lecture given at the Australian Meditation Conference, Australian Catholic University 21 July 2108 Introduction Mindfulness develops attentiveness in every way. It breaks down the silo effect which keeps different traditions apart. This paper … Continue reading

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Activities, Circular letter, 2006

Dear Friends This circular letter is my way of keeping in touch with friends whom I see all too rarely. It will help us keep in contact – even if just electronically. I hope that you will see many good … Continue reading

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Activities, Circular Letter, 8 January 2005

Dear Friends, This is a circular letter. Rather than remaining silent at this time of the year I wanted to wish you every happiness and success in 2005. I also wanted to share with you just some of the things … Continue reading

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First poem, c. 1960, Watsonia scholasticate

  The subdued tones of an evening air after a summer’s rain – gold-yellow green-amber – shed with their water-drops a colour tinged and mellow. So too a soul after the summer’s heat and the unsuspected rain – two conflicting … Continue reading

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Sabbatical, 1987, Report to Archbishop Little

Most Rev. T.F. Little,  Archbishop of Melbourne,  31 December 1987, Your Grace, My year of study leave has now drawn to a close. It is appropriate that you should receive a brief report on the events and on the value … Continue reading

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Poems to the Goddess, 2016-2019

5 January 2016, Tuesday 8 am. You are in the Father’s heart and you are given to me. You are the manifestation of the Father’s love for me. You are his love for me. Yes, but ….   Silence is … Continue reading

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My ashram in India

My ashram in India Dhauli Dhauli is famous for Aśoka’s great victory over the King of Kalinga fought near the River Daya not far from the ancient city of Sishupalghar??. It was a terrible battle in which some 200,000 men had … Continue reading

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Pilgrimages from Nazareth Parish in Melbourne to Nazareth and Jerusalem in Israel

Pilgrimages from Nazareth Parish in Melbourne to Nazareth and Jerusalem in Israel        2009-2013 ‘Do not forget us’. This is the cry from the heart of Nariman when she came to visit us in May this year. The … Continue reading

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Maman, a short biography

Reine Augustine Dupuche (née Hottekiet) The details concerning Apollinaire Hottekiet (Born 3 January 1874, dec. Hénin-Liétard, 11-12-1951) are fully given in Jean-Robert Hottekiet’s research on the Hottekiet-Hubert families and need not be repeated. However, mention must be made of the … Continue reading

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At my Grandparents’ grave … tears

At my Grandparents’ grave in the cemetery of Blanc Seau, Tourcoing, France, November, 2006 Why those tears, those bitter tears, those sobs that poured out as I stood at my grandparents grave. Was it for the separation of death, that … Continue reading

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10 tips to Inner Peace through Meditation

10 tips to inner peace through meditation                 (This first appeared in Australian Catholic, December 2014)  Transforming the planet into a more peaceful place is a hefty job. The wise suggest we start by … Continue reading

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Bathing in the Ganges, at the Great Kumbhamela

Bathing in the Ganges. It was at Devipatan, in northern India near the Nepalese border. They were a group led by Matsyendranath, a Russian yogi who lives in Sydney and who had invited me to join his group of Russian … Continue reading

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Weight training

I understood, therefore, why I did weight-lifting and understood the important I attached to the body. At the moment of lifting, there is a sort of explosion. The lifter takes hold of the bar and identifies with the weight. Without … Continue reading

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Silence is the fullness of sound

“Silence is not the absence of sound but its fullness. It not a question of being ‘dumb’, with nothing to say. Rather, it comes from sense that all has been said. “Out of silence God said but one word”. God … Continue reading

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Can woman serve as pastor or ordained priest?

Question: Can woman serve as pastor or ordained priest? Response: In Kashmir Shaivism, Reality is structured although it is non-dual. There are Shiva and Shakti, the god and the goddess. The two are complementary; one is related to the other; … Continue reading

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Why did Jesus choose Judas as a close companion?

Why did Jesus choose Judas as a close companion? Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Thursday of Holy Week, 24 March 2016. This evening’s Mass is full of light and dark, beauty and horror. Jesus gets up from table and begins … Continue reading

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Interfaith experiences

Bathing in the Ganges An Interfaith Retreat Bathing in the Ganges It was at Devipatan, in northern India near the Nepalese border. They were a group led by Matsyendranath, a Russian yogi who lives in Sydney and who had invited … Continue reading

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Meditation experiences

INDEX: Experiencing colour during meditation. Experiencing colour during meditation.                        Easter Sunday 2016  It sometimes happens, in the course of meditation, that colours appear from within, red, green, blue, swirling … Continue reading

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Ma découverte du Shivaïsme de Cachemire.

Ma découverte du Shivaïsme de Cachemire. Ce fut un long voyage. Quand je suis entré au séminaire tout semblait simple et bien en ordre. Mais une semaine auparavant, Jean XXIII annonça sa decision de convoquer le Deuxième Concile du Vatican. … Continue reading

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Discovering Kashmir Shaivism.

Discovering Kashmir Shaivism. It has been a long journey. When I first entered religious life all seemed clear and set. Only one week earlier, however, John XXIIII announced his decision to call the Second Vatican Council. The years that followed … Continue reading

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Book Reviews

  Dilatato Corde Vol. V, no.1. Jan-June. Clooney, Francis X.  His Hiding Place is Darkness, a Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics of Divine Absence. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2014. viii, 187 pp. Australian eJournal of Theology 21.2 (August, 2014) Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow. ‘Is … Continue reading

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My ashram near Melbourne, some photos

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Interfaith Pilgrimage to India, 2016, media reports

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Report in Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, 3 March 2016

Pellegrinaggio interreligioso in India   NEW DELHI, 2. New Delhi, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, infine Calcutta: sono le tappe del pellegrinaggio compiuto da un gruppo di otto fedeli australiani attraverso i luoghi sacri delle grandi religioni in India. A guidarlo padre … Continue reading

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CV

Curriculum vitae of Rev. Dr. John R. Dupuche DOB 30 July 1940 1944-1948 Mandeville Hall, Toorak 1949-1953 Kostka Hall, Brighton 1954-1958 Xavier College, Kew 1959-1960 Jesuit Novitiate, Watsonia 1961-1963 Undergraduate course in Scholastic Philosophy (Collegium Maximum Sancti Ignatii, Watsonia) 1964-67 … Continue reading

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