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LOURDES OCTOBER 2017

Posted by Maureen Lange on Thursday, August 2, 2018, In : Reflections 
       LOURDES OCTOBER 2017

When I heard that Kath Brown was arranging a Lourdes pilgrimage this year, I knew I must seize the opportunity.   I had never been.  80, a widow, not a cradle Catholic, but a convert on marriage, Our Lady had long been a shadowy figure for me. But recently I had found that a devotion to Our Lady Untier of Knots, loved by Pope Francis, made me aware of a personal invitation from Our Lady herself;’ there were 21 of us in the group led by Father Jose:  Clare Allen, K...


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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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