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Thoughts on the Holy Land

Posted by Madeleine Harvey on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : Reflections 

Early in April I came upon a Pastoral letter from the vicar of our village church in Thornford, following his recent visit to Jersualem and is very topical for us, following the recent visit of Pope Francis. 

Michael Anderson has for the past twelve years made an annual pilgrimage to the Holy City and has also visited various parts of India to visit Catholic Christian shrines. But it was his visit to Jerusalem that really captured my interest.   

He writes: ‘At the North East corner of the Mo...


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How much trust do we put in God?

Posted by Madeleine Harvey on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : Reflections 
The other day I came across an article in the ‘Angelus’ magazine of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, Issue 2, with the intriguing title, ‘Silent and Anonymous,’ in which the writer was reflecting on a conversation he once had with a Carthusian monk.

The writer confessed that, initially, he was of the opinion that this monk would have been making a far more valuable contribution to the Church if he had been ‘actively ministering in the world.’

The Carthusian had then explai...


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