Posts tagged Pope Benedict XVI

Allowing faith to disturb us.

One of the pages I follow on Facebook is the one linked to the Ignatian Spirituality website. It is incredibly useful, with a wide range of really good resources. However a few days ago, on my news feed an article popped up that made me sigh. Entitled “A faith that disturbs,” I expected something that […]

Advent Adult Group: Week 1′s strands.

Often, when preparing Advent and Lent groups, I have found that what you think will come out of a session is usually not what results on the night itself. Usually any pre-conceived ideas pale into insignificance compared with what God does with a session. This is undoubtedly what happened last Thursday! So much ground was […]

Adult Advent Group: Week 1 Materials

Thursday saw the start of our Adult Advent group. A good number gathered to begin thinking about the Kingdom of God. A summary of some of the discussion will follow but here are the materials we used.We began in two groups to consider what we knew and had been taught about the Kingdom of God. […]

A New Holy Father.

I’m not sure I have calmed down from the excitement of last night when Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was announced as the new pope, succeeding His Holiness, Benedict XVI. In the run up to the conclave all sorts of people used it to forward their own agendas. The media, last night and this morning hasn’t been short […]

Thoughts by others on Benedict XVI

Yesterday was a sad day. Benedict XVI has done so much for the Church. So much has been written about his resignation already but I have been struck by a few thoughtful pieces. One of them is James Martin SJ’s article, which looks at the legacy the Holy Father will leave behind.  Caroline Farrow writes […]

The River and the Cross

I have thought a great deal about the Baptism of Christ, this week. In Children’s Liturgy I have focused on the ‘epiphany’ nature of the event. When we were Anglicans, Epiphany was a whole season from 6th January to Candlemas on 2nd February. We have the similar readings now and I am still aware of […]