Category Archives: Saints

Giles: Inspiring holiness

Information about the sin the King had committed, but was too ashamed to confess, was delivered by an angel to St Giles as he stood at the altar celebrating Mass. So relates the legendary life of St Giles. The scene … Continue reading

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Two Godrics

Godric Joseph Cockayne, my mother’s uncle, died of pneumonia aged 18 years, as a result of war injuries, as the First World War ended. Although those of my mother’s generation never knew ‘Uncle Godric’ his tragic death made a lasting … Continue reading

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Anglican Stars: Two Dorothys

Who has inspired you in your faith? Most of us can give examples of people who have encouraged and inspired us. Some may be great names, some may be people we have met and talked to. In some cases the … 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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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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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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St Galla

St Galla (feast day 5th October) has many similarities with St Olympias, the woman supporter of St John Chrysostom. Like Olympias, Galla was widowed at a young age and like Olympias she formed a community close to, and supportive of, … Continue reading

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