Posts tagged Advent

Rejoice! The Lord is near

Our joy resides in the gift of the eternal promise of a new heaven and earth without tears, sorrow or sadness, and that shall never pass away.

Let us each our hearts prepare

The call then is to make straight his paths, through what is often the barren wilderness of our hearts. It is a call to prepare with thanksgiving, works of charity, generosity and love and a willing heart to come before our Lord acknowledging our sins in an act of penitence.

Masses by candlelight.

Tomorrow sees the second of the three Rorate Masses this Advent. Members of our community have attended and contributed to these over the last couple of Advents. Starting at 6:30am at Our Lady of Ransom, they are lit only by candles and are quiet and meditative. Perfect for the reflective nature of Advent.

Advent viewed by an amateur astronomer.

This term our home ed. student has been studying astronomy, which means we stumbled on the “Catholic Astronomer” blog. In amongst posts on asteroid mining and telescopes there is on, this week on Advent. It is a beautiful reflection by a priest who also enjoys astronomy as a hobby. It is well worth a few […]

Advent wreath

Advent Carol Service

This year the Advent Carol Service will follow the said Mass on the First Sunday of Advent, 29 November. Mass starts at 4:00pm, and the Carol Service at around 4:30. Come and start Advent with traditional readings and music. As well as old favourites for everyone such as O come, O come Emmanuel and Lo, […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 4.2

The interaction between Sarah and Frank continues but his resistance to Sarah’s invitation to change leads to him beginning to shrink. Ultimately he disappears altogether and all that is left is the Tragedian. In once last plea Sarah says: “Stop it at once.” “Stop What?” “Using pity, other people’s pity in the wrong way. We […]