Tag Archives: Mary

Our Lady of the Crag

Over 600 years ago a Yorkshireman called John built a tiny chapel in a rock face outside Knaresborough. John’s son, it is believed,  was saved from a falling rock and he attributed this to Our Lady’s prayers and to say … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Walsingham

Thank you to Fliss (Revd Fliss Shaw) one of this year’s Walsingham pilgrims, who writes this thought provoking reflection Walsingham is for me a very challenging place. Peaceful, prayerful, joyful, God filled,  all those things but as a woman and … Continue reading

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Walsingham words

This year as we journeyed home from Walsingham we gathered the pilgrims’ impressions of the pilgrimage. We simply asked each pilgrim for words which would describe their thoughts or feelings about Walsingham, or words which would call to mind this … Continue reading

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Skype Rosary

Our Church Rosary group is a time of prayer and a time of enjoying one another’s company. It’s also innovative. As well as at Church we like to say the Rosary in different places.  On Tuesday, the eve of the … Continue reading

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Walsingham 2012

Walsingham 2012 was a peaceful, contemplative, and joyful time together. St Chrysostom’s Parish joined with St Peter’s, Oughtrington to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk where much fun was had amidst time for prayer and reflection. … Continue reading

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What would Mary do?

Some keen Christians wear bracelets with the letters WWJD. Others prefer to have WWJD underwear or  tattoos. WWJD stands for What would Jesus do? and is intended to help the Christian consider a situation from the Lord’s perspective. Of course, looking … Continue reading

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Postcard from Czestochowa, Poland

St Chrysostom’s gave Penny a leaving gift to pay for her pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Poland.  “After a 3 hour bus journey from Kracow to Czestochowa, the home of the Black Madonna and following nuns, … Continue reading

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Supporting Mary’s Meals

During May (‘Mary’s month’) we supported the charity Mary’s Meals at Church. We invited people in our local area to help as well. We’ve had a great response with money given or events planned – a wedding collection, local halls … Continue reading

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Mary for all people

Belligerently beautiful, Queen of all fat women, Defender of the unloved. Penelope Dent’s poem My Fat Virgin, describes and praises the Virgin Mary as  a large, jolly, motherly figure, eating pork pies. Ildelphonsus of Toledo gives a  more traditional reflection of the … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

Kim, a woman priest licensed to minister at our church, recently gave birth to her third child, Anne Rosemary. One of Kim’s friends sent her a lovely card after the birth. It was a copy of the painting Maria, Moeder … Continue reading

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