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Into thy hands I commend my spirit  

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Passing Over

“Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”  “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”   †   † This first saying of Jesus on the cross is traditionally called “The Word of Forgiveness”. It is theologically interpreted as Jesus’ prayer for forgiveness for … Continue reading

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This is my body it will be given up for you

† Song of Solomon 1:7  Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends? † Revelation … Continue reading

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St Francis ~ Follower of Christ

The Renunciation of the Family ‘St. Francis’s father was a wealthy cloth merchant in Assisi. Francis grew up to be a privileged young man-about-town, indulging in quite a bit of merrymaking and revelry with his cronies.  When a war broke … Continue reading

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Spirals with God

On my apple laptop, if I am operating too quickly for the internet connection, a little spiral circular Catherine Wheel appears.  It is a rainbow spectrum of energy which whizzes and spirals around and around.  It is a radiant energy. I … Continue reading

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During moments in the past few weeks, and on certain occasions before hand, it has been as if I am outside of myself,  in a situation but outside of it, contemplating it whilst it is happening.  Observing it, and then … Continue reading

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It is impossible to any longer crucify somebody who has already been crucified and has ascended to their Father †

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I confess

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, … Continue reading

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A Pope With One Lung

. . . and a triune heart.   A church with one bell – Glory box. A reason . . . . . . . . . . . . . because God is Love. . . . . . … Continue reading

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Teardrops Composed

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Gorecki Symphony No. 3 “Sorrowful Songs” – Lento e Largo

 

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St Catherine of Siena

St Catherine of Siena has been sending me friendship requests for a while now, I don’t know why but I made myself otherwise engaged.  I first brought her book The Dialogue about 3/4 years ago, and I promptly put it … Continue reading

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Anthony and the Johnsons

Yesterday it was my eldest sons 13th birthday.  We had a wonderful mother/son day in London.  I took him to the Lichtenstein exhibition which was just great for him, right up his street!  It was a retrospective of comic strip … Continue reading

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Beyond-All

Something Understood : Yearning Lucy Mangan examines that sense of longing on the cusp between pleasure and pain. ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ † And then beyond something understood, beyond all-yearning, beyond all-hope, beyond all-knowing, is something quite other; it is extraordinary, it is … Continue reading

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The Franciscans, St Francis, and God who is Love

Ponder this question and by the end of the post it shall be answered;  If Jesus were to come to your home tonight for dinner, what would he be looking for, or what could he expect to find? Today I … Continue reading

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The Dominicans, Mary Magdalene, and a New Charism for Women

I recently discovered that the Dominicans have a deeper Love and devotion for Mary Magdalene.  From the very beginnings of the Dominican Order Mary Magdalene has been recognised for her special place as True friend of Christ.  She is patron … Continue reading

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The human Soul made Immortal through Love †

It would be so very easy to believe that something inside has died. But being me I strive to believe that although for me St Valentine may have lost his earthly appeal, he has shrouded and enveloped me in his eternal, … Continue reading

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—————-†he Line Crossed

Sometimes I have been known to cross the line . . . Whoops! 0–:O/     Sorry. On occasions in a lesser way, my children have too.  It’s tricky to know when to let them fall and when to catch … Continue reading

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The Gift of Bad Spelling

I am not a very good speller; you may have noticed.  One of the comments on one of my assignment submissions said “Rather marred by grammatical errors”.  This was on the one paper which I never double checked with another, … Continue reading

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Wild Flower in the Ice

It’s daytime and I’ve got the cold in my bones.   And yet still there is a speck of warmth somewhere hiding within, cocooned.  A speck of warmth biding its time, waiting, daring to break through the hard-set icy ground … Continue reading

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Friday Is Sandwiches 4 †he Homeless day. (F I S H)

On  Saturday on the way to uni,  outside Notting Hill tube station, at 8.00 in the morning, in the freezing temperatures, lay what looked like two bodies asleep on the glittering pavement, with nothing but an open sleeping bag strewn … Continue reading

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