Tag Archives: Mary

Our Assumption

In this striking painting, by the French Symbolist artist Maurice Denis (1870-1943), the artist shows his daughter, ‘Nono’, crowning with flowers her mother, the artist’s wife, Marthe. In the painting, as in much of this artist’s work, the boundary between the sacred … Continue reading

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A Decade a Day in May

During May (Mary’s month) this year at St Chrysostom’s we’re encouraging one another in prayer in a simple and special way.   What are we doing? It’s really simple, and anyone can join in, wherever they are. Each day of May someone … Continue reading

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Mary’s YES: A painting, and a poem

for March 25th Feast of the Annunciation How do you picture in your mind Gabriel’s visit to Mary? Several members of St Chrysostom’s Church have said how much they appreciate the African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner’s painting of the … Continue reading

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Looking for Luminosity with Mary

To inspire prayer and a sense of fellowship in prayer throughout May, we encouraged people to say part of the Holy Rosary on a particular day and so fill the entire month with thought and prayer based on the rosary. The … Continue reading

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Admire, Contemplate, Pray

Fr Ian reflects while on pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady, Roacamadour Landscape, layers of legend, the insight of religious people, devotion, all combine at Rocamadour in central France, to make a captivating sacred place between earth and sky, … Continue reading

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Regina Coeli

For over 270 years Christians have sung (or said) the Regina Coeli in place of the Angelus during the great Easter season. The joy of Easter breaks through time and space and we dare to encourage the saints and Mary, … Continue reading

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Angelus Domini

Singing the Angelus after 11am Mass on a Sunday is a very popular devotion at St Chrysostom’s. Children, parents and carers come forward to Mary’s statue and are joined by clergy and servers. The Angelus is introduced, often with a … Continue reading

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