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The blind leading the blind.

Dear Friends, We are familiar with the phrase ‘the blind leading the blind’ – to speak of those who are being lead by a person of way of thinking that leads no where but up a blind alley or head long into disaster, without anyone realising. There is great irony in the gospel story today. […]

For men it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.

Dear friends, We often get puzzled over our Lord’s comments about camels and the eye of a needle, and because we’re thinking about this we forget what it’s leading up to. Christ makes the contrast not so much between the rich and the poor, but between the rich and God. The rich here, therefore, are […]

“It is not good for man to be alone.”

19th Sunday after Trinity (27th in Ordinary Time) Dear friends, These words of God are spoken in the story of our creation, at the beginning of our existence. It reveals a fundamental truth about what it is to be human. We are social creatures and in printed into our DNA is the need to be […]

Adoremus Liverpool

A couple of weeks ago Sheila and Fr Thomas went to the Adoremus Congress in Liverpool. Some of the details and talks can be found on the Catholic News website. Following the pilgrimage, Sheila gave a report after mass, over cake: As you may know I attended the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and conference in Liverpool […]

Happy Michaelmas!

Today is the feast that, in our Anglican days we called St Michael and All Angels. Now we have to get used to it being the feast of the archangels, St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael. There are some lovely folk traditions associated with this feast and we use the recipes from the Lavender […]

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 […]