Dying

We should not be afraid of dying, but modern society sees this as a failure. This is a subject I have been banging on about for 25+ years. The article on the right was written in 1990 by a Staff Nurse in a Coronary Care Unit (with hair, note!) who felt that we applied the…

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30 Pieces of Chocolate

With a h/t to Mthr Gemma It was one Saturday night After Eight, and me and my mate Freddo, were being paid a Bounty to guard this tomb. ‘Guard a tomb? You say. Yeah that’s a Whole Nut of an idea, I know. There was this guy, see. We’d executed him on the Friday, but…

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Lent 4: Prayer & Senses

Well, we are nearly four weeks into Lent and I am wondering how it has been for you? [iframe id="iframe_container" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" width="550" height="400" src="https://prezi.com/embed/q-rvg3topdim/?bgcolor=ffffff&lock_to_path=0&autoplay=0&autohide_ctrls=0&landing_data=bHVZZmNaNDBIWnNjdEVENDRhZDFNZGNIUE43MHdLNWpsdFJLb2ZHanI5dVduSXJPLzhucmtrQjBQMU1CMDExUVlnPT0&landing_sign=QbUiKV3BJ1vLpF7NJaLm0GI8UZylEdaaybX2WgcvM8k" I hope that you have been able to find some time for reflection amidst the busy-ness of daily living. That is always a challenge for me – but…

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O Antiphons

It is especially in the final week of Advent that our attention is fixed on the messianic promises proclaimed by the ancient prophets of Israel.  A distinctive feature of the Liturgy of the Hours in this week preceding the Christmas vigil is the antiphon sung at Vespers (evening prayer) before and after the recitation of…

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