The Practice of Spiritual Communion

According to S. Thomas Aquinas, the desire to engage in Communion with Christ is more important than the actual practice. There are many circumstances when actual Communion at Mass might not be possible: Infirmity, imprisonment, being stranded on a desert island or a Russian Gulag or the isolation required to prevent the spread of COVID-19…

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English Texts for Mass in the Time of Pandemic

Released 2nd April 2020 This Mass can be celebrated, according to the rubrics given for Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, on any day except Solemnities, the Sundays of Advent, Lent, and Easter, days within the Octave of Easter, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day), Ash Wednesday and the…

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Christmas Is Really For The Children – Poem by Steve Turner

Christmas is really for the children.Especially for childrenwho like animals, stables,stars and babies wrappedin swaddling clothes.Then there are wise men,kings in fine robes,humble shepherds and a hint of rich perfume.Easter is not reallyfor the childrenunless accompanied bya cream filled egg.It has whips, blood, nails,a spear and allegations of body snatching.It involves politics, Godand the sins…

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Powerpoint VBA to Insert Textbox and Create Outlined Text

Sub SPRtextbox() Dim mySlide As PowerPoint.Slide Dim strMsg As String Dim myTextbox As PowerPoint.Shape strMsg = InputBox("Enter Text", "SPR Macros") Set mySlide = ActivePresentation.Slides(ActiveWindow.View.Slide.SlideNumber) Set myTextbox = mySlide.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, _ Left:=0, Top:=10, Width:=200, Height:=50) myTextbox.Fill.BackColor.RGB = RGB(127, 127, 127) 'grey myTextbox.Fill.Transparency = 0.3 'translucent myTextbox.Height = 150 myTextbox.Width = 300 myTextbox.TextFrame2.AutoSize = msoAutoSizeTextToFitShape 'https://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/how-to-vba-code-shrink-text-on-overflow.3537036/#post-12183384 With myTextbox.TextFrame.TextRange…

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The Lighting of the Advent Candles

ADVENT 1 (The Patriarchs) Reader lights purple candle and says Blessed are you, Sovereign Lord, God of our ancestors, to you be praise and glory for ever! You called the patriarchs to live by the light of faith and to journey in the hope of your promised fulfilment. May we be obedient to your call…

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MA Dissertation: Sacraments in Digital Space – a theological reflection of three church’s position statements.

Cranmer Hall, St John’s College September 2019 M.A. in Digital Theology  Word count: 14954 words This dissertation is the product of my own work, and the work of others has been properly acknowledged throughout. Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge the support and supervision of Dr Karen O’Donnell which has been invaluable; for the inspiration…

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