As the conversion of St Edmund’s nears completion, it is important to remember those for whom homelessness has become a way of life, living in a poverty that few of us can imagine. And so it is timely that we remember the challenge of the Gospel and reach out to those who feel excluded and abandoned.
World Day of the Poor - Bishop John's Caritas Message
Sunday 15th November
“Stretch out your hand to the poor”. Sirach 7:32
To mark this year’s World Day of the Poor, Bishop John has recorded a special message to remind us all, including parishes, of the calling we have to social action to help improve the lives of the most needy in our communities.
Click on the link below to watch Bishop John’s message.https://youtu.be/Dl-rpgGWKp4
Evelyn Underhill was a renowned writer on mysticism and known for her deep personal sanctity. This is one of her poems.
The Lady Poverty - Evelyn Underhill
I met her on the Umbrian hills,
Her hair unbound, her feet unshod:
As one whom secret glory fills
She walked, alone with God.
I met her in the city street:
Oh, changed was all her aspect then!
With heavy eyes and weary feet
She walked alone, with men.
St Joseph, patron of the homeless, pray for us