Three wise things to do, courtesy of Padre Pio.
It can seem a bleak old world whichever way you look at it. But remarkable things do happen, and here is an instance.
We should probably refer to Sister Mary David as Mother Prioress of St Cecilia’s Abbey on the Isle of Wight. To us she was always Michele.
“Glorious Queen of Heaven…”
Patrick died in mid-June, he was 88. As often as not he was here about, part of the furniture of our church.
Don’t you DARE give me a “fun” funeral or put me in a “kooky” coffin or I swear I’ll haunt you.
If you have been to Bethany, less than two miles from Jerusalem, you won’t have forgotten the stoniness of it or the light; a small village in New Testament times that was home to Lazarus and his sisters.
Here’s a sobering thought for Lent from St Cyprian of Carthage.
There was a lot of Church when I was a girl. Surprising, when you consider that both our parents were agnostic.
We are enjoined to practise “Prayer, fasting and almsgiving” in the forty days of Lent: a tough call for even 4 days, let alone 40.