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Monday, 27 September 2010
I was interested to receive a number of emails last week drawing my attention to the Missionary Society of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda. As someone interested in this sort of thing, I'd like to find out more. Not least, because the information so far available is rather confusing, even contradictory (allowing for the fact that, according the website : "further details about the Society and its life will emerge in the comings months" and "a group has been asked to do some theological reflection about the identity of the Society, its common life and the way it might have the potential for ecumenical dialogue directed towards the goal of full visible communion with the rest of the Church catholic"). So, with my best wide-eyed, imploring gaze I'd be grateful for comments, thoughts, concerns and even answers.
"What's it all about then, eh?"
Thursday, 16 September 2010
God our Father, shepherd and guide, look with love on Benedict, your servant, the pastor of your Church. May his word and example inspire and guide the Church, and may he, and all those entrusted to his care, come to the joy of everlasting life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Today is the 5th anniversary of the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI.
I imagine that many readers of this blog, on whichever side of the Tiber they find themselves, have particular reason to be thankful for this Holy Father.
Our priests need our prayers more than ever at the moment, and the Pope in particular, who is the focus of a lot of undeserved hatred.
One way to ensure that we pray is to combine our prayers with others. The institute of Christ the King is preparing a spiritual bouquet and encouraging people to join in offering a novena for Pope Benedict.
It can be found here: http://www.institute-christ-king.org/bouquet/
Friday, 16 April 2010
Procrastination is a terrible thing. You know you ought to be working, but the lure of constantly checking your emails, Facebook and the limitless possibilities of Google is too great. Still, this morning's foray into the virtual world has produced this: the joys of knitting.
Adorning (?!) an altar in an unnamed church:
Another treat (for those with an extended coffee/lunch/tea break) is the Catholic Knitter's Blog, which amongst other things recommends a 'Knit to Pray' scheme: .
Another excellent link - and indeed an excellent blog - is The Pious Sodality of Church Ladies who engaged in the campaign 'Scarves for Priests'.
And finally, a useful list of different charitable ventures which make use of knitting skills far and wide.
May Saint Fiacre, patron saint of knitters, pray for all knitting endeavours!