Category Archives: Spirituality

Love, tolerance and genuine spiritual fellowship

This evening is predominantly a social event, there is a lot of cheese to get through and some wine … a few people have kindly agreed to read and sing and there is even a short part of a film, all … Continue reading

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Called to be a nun

Sr Jean CHN tells us how she first experienced her call to be a nun: I was only in my early teens when the thought first came to me that I was called to be a nun  and I dismissed … 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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Tangrams and a Holy Well

Encouraging, reassuring, experiencing God’s presence …..   A group of our young adults from St. Chrysostom’s travelled to Holywell, Wales for a retreat in Lent. We stayed at St. Winefride’s Guest House run by the Bridgettine Sisters. Their hospitality and kindness … 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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Why Ash?

Ash Wednesday– most of us have heard the name, and many of us know the tradition of a priest “imposing” or putting ash on people’s foreheads.  Why do we do it? Fr Chris continues our series about why we do … Continue reading

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Don’t complain!

I learnt recently that Rabia Basri, the female Sufi saint of the eighth century, warned us not to complain. This advice spoke to my heart, but I had to think carefully about it. Did she want to stop us challenging … Continue reading

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