Posts tagged Advent

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 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 […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 4.1

In The Great Divorce, so far we have seen ghosts of many kinds, all with some reason to hang on to faults or obsessions of their Earthly life. We have seen only one, the man with the Lizard make the choice to let go and he was transformed into something beautiful. Now we come to […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 3.

In the middle of The Great Divorce Lewis meets the person sent to talk to him, writer and poet George MacDonald. This is a crucial part of the book. MacDonald accompanies Lewis and some of the conversations they see from this point are discussed between the two of them, with MacDonald offering much explanation. Just […]