Posted on: 07/09/2020
Good morning - I hope you’re keeping well and safe
The reports that we’re getting about the increasing rate of Covid infections is quite alarming. We really do need everyone to take all the necessary precautions, otherwise the implications are quite worrying.
However, today is a lovely feast - the Birthday of Our Lady. It gives us reason to reflect more deeply on Mary’s role within our prayer and devotions. I thought that in celebration we might read the last few lines of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe
Be thou then, O thou dear
Mother, my atmosphere;
My happier world, wherein
To wend and meet no sin;
Above me, round me lie
Fronting my froward eye
With sweet and scarless sky;
Stir in my ears, speak there
Of God’s love, O live air,
Of patience, penance, prayer:
World-mothering air, air wild,
Wound with thee, in thee isled,
Fold home, fast fold thy child.
In celebration, you might want to pick up your rosary today - as well as an extra scoop of ice cream, or an extra slice of apple pie
Please remember Kay and her family in your prayers
St Joseph, comfort of the sorrowful, pray for us
Posted: 16 September 2020
As you know we have celebrated a number of feast in honour of Our Lady recently: the Assumption; the Queenship of Mary; Our Lady’s Birthday and Our Lady of Sorrows
Posted: 15 September 2020
Good morning How about a little frivolity?
Posted: 14 September 2020
And yet - one’s heart goes out to the people of the western United States whose houses and forests are being destroyed by fire and climate change is probably one of the main causes.