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A message from Fr John

Posted: 16 July 2020

Good morning - I think the sun must be self-isolating - again Today is one of the patronal feasts of the diocese - Our Lady of Mt Carmel.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 15 July 2020

Good morning Today is the Feast of St Bonaventure - one of the great spiritual writers from the early days of the Franciscan Order.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 14 July 2020

The news is going all over the place these days and it’s difficult to keep track of all the pieces of advice which are proffered by the various sources both political and scientific.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 13 July 2020

Good morning I came across this little piece on one of the Catholic websites which I think offers us a a different perspective for these days.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 12 July 2020

Good morning - let’s hope it stays a little warmer today I was sent the following two quotes. The first one is new but the second is from St Oscar Romero and more familiar.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 11 July 2020

We celebrate the feast of one of our greatest saints today - St Benedict (480 - 547 AD), the founder of the monastic tradition as we know it in the West.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 10 July 2020

Good morning - brightening up - and maybe a little more warmth What did you think of Miroslav Holub’s poem yesterday?

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 09 July 2020

For a change this morning, I thought I might share a little poem of hope from Miroslav Holub, a Czech immunologist, who used is science background as a means of interpreting humankind’s relationship with God and the world.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 08 July 2020

I must confess I don’t understand large parts of the Book of Revelation and I’m very wary of those who claim to be able to interpret it as ‘signs of the times’.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 07 July 2020

Good morning - a cooler morning for sure Some sad news - Audrey Judge, former teacher at St George’s School died yesterday; may the angels lead her to paradise.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 06 July 2020

Good morning - unseasonable weather again! What now for climate change? I hope you’re managing to stay well and safe.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 05 July 2020

Thinking of the Jesus Prayer, Archbishop Anthony Bloom says, "It is a very companionable prayer, a friendly one, always at hand and very individual in spite of its monotonous repetitions.

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