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A message from Fr John

Posted: 26 May 2020

I came across an interview with the previous General of the Jesuits, just before he retired. He had spent his apostolic life in Japan and Asia before being called to Rome and the interviewer was asking him to reflect on his time as General.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 25 May 2020

Good morning - I hope you have a happy and relaxed Bank Holiday albeit that days do seem to merge

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 24 May 2020

Good morning - still no rain. I’m going to take a gamble and plant some turnips. My shallots seem to be doing ok

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 23 May 2020

Blustery day again - the wind made short work of my early flowering peony

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 22 May 2020

A little rain but we need more - and it’s gone cooler - ah well We had a great number of responses to the request for lockdown reading suggestions - too many for today, so I’ll leave some for tomorrow

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 21 May 2020

Many blessings on this Ascension Day - a lovely feast which offers so much to look forward to in the descent of the Holy Spirit.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 19 May 2020

Good morning - no rain and no sun! I’d like to start with a quote from Sheila Cassidy - a palliative care doctor and a nun

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 18 May 2020

Apologies for the Zoomed Mass and Benediction yesterday. Apparently it was a glitch at Zoom itself - nothing to do with us poor users. Hopefully today will go ahead as normal - what ever ‘normal’ means these days.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 17 May 2020

Following on from the last few days’ musings, you might listen to Radio 4 this morning - about 8.45am. Howard Jacobson is speaking about the his mother - very funny and very, very moving.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 16 May 2020

Another quote: this morning from Karl Rahner - probably the greatest theologian of the 20th century - on the subject of death. His theology was based on his prayer - his spirituality books are somewhat easier to read than his massive tomes of theology.

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Song - by Anne-Marie Johnson

Posted: 16 May 2020

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 15 May 2020

Good morning - a slight change in the weather but when will the rain come. Another little story from the Columban Missionaries

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