Tag Archives: Mary

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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Simple gifts of Mothering

A thought for Mothering Sunday Few of us remember all the nurture and care we received in the earliest few years of our lives. Who fed you? Who changed your clothes? Who comforted you? Who, like Mary in the painting … Continue reading

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The Vulnerable, the Holy Family

Day 5 of Christmastide The Holy Family So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the chil lying in the manger. Luke 2.16 A man wraps his arms and his cloak around a woman and baby, as … Continue reading

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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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