Posts by Julianne Chatfield

Dream of the Rood: Christ as hero.

Over the Christmas break, our eldest, home from university, was wrestling with a couple of essays. I was called on to proof read each draft and give feedback. One was an Old English task, looking at three texts, one of which was the poem “The Dream of the Rood.” The poem tells the story of […]

How Lent is like running.

Eighteen months ago I began running. I have managed to establish a routine and have gradually built up. I am still running embarrassingly short distances embarrassingly slowly, but I am running. Both last year and this, I have noticed a similarity between running and Lent. One lesson learnt early on is that every run is […]

Red Wednesday

This evening, 22nd November there will be an Ordinariate Use Mass at Our Lady of Ransom Church on Grange Road at 7:30pm. This mass is being held to support “Red Wednesday,” a compaign by Aid to the Church in Need to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. As the charity highlights on […]

Flores de Mayo

It has been a glorious day, here on the ‘Sunshine Coast’. As well as good weather, we had an Ecumenical celebration for Our Lady. Beginning at the Anglican St Saviour’s Church, in South Street, with prayers and Hymns, our statue of Our Lady of Walsingham was processed down towards the station, up Grove Road, finishing […]

Looking back on a good weekend.

This Advent has been very hectic, with plenty going on so I apologise for the lateness of this post. The first weekend of the season was very important for us as a group as four of our 4pm mass community were confirmed by Mgr Keith Newton. They had spent months preparing and Fr Neil was […]

A change in direction.

Ad Orientem has been big in the news (Catholic news, anyway) recently. Cardinal Sarah’s interview and subsequent talk at the Sacra Liturgia, suggesting that ad orientem in the Ordinary form, at least at the Eucharistic prayer, should be the norm caused many responses. His invitation to begin this in Advent, to allow preparation time and […]