Category Archives: Catholic

A light, the light or the only light?

In a touching and moving scene in the Temple in Jerusalem the aged Simeon takes the infant Christ in his arms and proclaims him as “a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (Luke … Continue reading

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A saint of not very appealing appearance

“He was remarkably tough… of short stature, thin, white haired, no teeth and stooped” Who?  Born in 1809 to a poor Dutch family Peter Donders (feast day January 14th) and his brother Martin had a limited education – they had … Continue reading

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20 + C + M + B + 19 Blessing of Homes

Our homes are special places – they are where we live, eat, play and pray.  That is stating the obvious – yet we often forget the obvious.  What better way to celebrate the visit of the Magi or Three Kings … Continue reading

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2019 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by, … Continue reading

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The Ox and the Ass – inclusive nativities

Watching school nativity plays is one of the pleasures of being a school governor. I’ve seen a fair number these past years- stories about the sleepiest shepherd, the lost angel, the grumpy innkeeper, a fox come in from the woods, … Continue reading

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#Posada2018 Lord, that we may see

“We look expectantly for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Our Advent #Posada2018 theme of looking and seeing was  underlined in today’s evening visit, which included this quotation from the Letter to the Philippians. 5pm Vespers transferred from St … Continue reading

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#Posada2018 Love, Respect and Care

“We care for the elderly poor in the spirit of  humble service which we have received from Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly  as we would Jesus Christ Himself and serve them with love and respect until  death.” The Little … Continue reading

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