Category Archives: Catholic

#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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Andrew: Called in the workplace

Andrew (feast day November 30th) was one of the first apostles Jesus recruited. He abandoned his net immediately when Jesus called him and his brother Simon Peter. Andrew was the apostle who told Jesus about the boy with the loaves … Continue reading

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#Posada2018 Seeing God

At the beginning of their Gospels Matthew and Luke tell us through simple beautiful words of the coming of God into the confusion and muddle of our world in Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem. The stories of Jesus’ birth in … Continue reading

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The Presentation of Mary

  The Holy Scripture tells us nothing about Mary’s childhood, not even her parents name, nor her ancestry. In the apocryphal work, The Gospel of James, we are told her parents are Anne and Joachim, and that they were childless … Continue reading

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Martin de Porres

Born the son of a black freed slave and a Spanish knight, Martin de Porres (feast day 3rd November) began life in 16th century Peru greatly disadvantaged. His father disowned him because of his colour. At baptism he was named … Continue reading

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The repetition of the rosary

Judy Ford, a north west England author, kindly offers this extract from her novel Organ Failure . A group of young adults are discussing the repetitive nature of the rosary: ‘And reciting Hail Marys over and over again? What’s the point of … Continue reading

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