Category Archives: Catholic

Challenging indifference to modern slavery

Hundreds of victims of human trafficking (modern slaves) have come through the doors of St Chrysostom’s in the past two years. Our language classes set up to serve such victims, in partnership with the Medaille Trust, have grown and developed … Continue reading

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Scenes from Ladyewell 2017

Each year for the last ten years people from St Chrysostom’s have joined friends from St Peter’s, Oughtrington, for a day pilgrimage to the lovely shrine at Ladyewell near Preston. The pilgrimages are always joyful and special. This year, for … Continue reading

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We are all meant to be mothers of God

“I know Mary lived two thousand years ago, but I have actually seen her” – As we begin May, Mary’s month here is a thought provoking blog entry the first of a short series for May this year. We are … Continue reading

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Praying for Priests at Ars-sur-Formans

An appropriate place for a priest to visit and renew priestly commitment is undoubtedly Ars-sur-Formans, near Lyon, in eastern France. In 1818 John-Baptist Vianney (the Curé  d’Ars, feast day 4th August) was sent to what was then a neglected and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 50 days

Alleluia! Christ is Risen Easter isn’t just one day – it’s a season of 50 days Campaign for a real Eastertide! Christians make a lot of Lent – giving up things, fasting, praying, and other worthy things – some of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter Light

It is hard to miss the Easter Candle at our Church.  The stand alone, brightly coloured, is about 1.5m tall.  The Candle extends that by another 75cm.  It reigns supreme in the Sanctuary, and during the great 50 days of … Continue reading

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A shrine to St Aghill in Lancashire?

An extraordinary devotion to an ancient Christian woman martyr has broken out in a remote English valley – Rossendale in Lancashire. Local residents in the north end of the valley have named an area, and roads, after the saint whom … Continue reading

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