Category Archives: female discipleship

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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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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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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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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—————-†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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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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The Kiss of Life .3

Again and again He kisses us on the mouth He reverently breathes life into us He teaches us how to breathe He lovingly imparts the word The word made flesh He spirits us Holy. Blessed Consummation. Our response is intrinsic … Continue reading

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The Kiss of Life .2

Again and again I kiss you on the mouth I reverently breathe life into you I teach you how to breathe I lovingly impart the word The word made flesh I spirit you Holy. Blessed invocations. Your response is intrinsic … Continue reading

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The Kiss of Life .1

† Again and again you kiss me on the mouth You reverently breathe life into me You teach me how to breathe You lovingly impart the word The word made flesh You spirit me Holy. Blessed invocations. My response is … Continue reading

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Bleak Mid-Winter Solstice

-a la Mr Christopher Frye & Ms Christina Rossetti – † The darkest time in the year, The poorest place in the town, Cold, and a taste of fear, Man and woman alone, What can we hope for here?   … Continue reading

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. . . . Divine Office

Today I went to Jacintha Saldanha’s Latin Memorial Mass at Westminster Cathedral. Today I bought a breviary.  Its my breatheary.

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A Prayer Tree

This weekend I was committed by my priest to creating a Christmas tree on behalf of the parish, it was for the 2 day magical All Saints Christmas Tree festival.  There are over 150 trees exhibited, all unique creative master … Continue reading

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The Litany of St Mary Magdalene

  Lord, have mercy on us, Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us, Christ, graciously hear us. Holy Mary Mother of God,  Pray for us. St Mary Magdalene, Pray for us. Sister of Martha … Continue reading

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I Owe

† I owe everyone I meet Loving kindness;  nothing more . . . nothing less † †

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Beautiful Suffering

On Saturday evening I took myself off to see the acclaimed film Amour.  It was beautiful and devastating.  It was heartbreaking.  It would have been a difficult film for anyone to watch alongside ones partner, understanding the potential of what … Continue reading

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Holy Holistics

Before I began my degree at Heythrop College, I spent 2 days at a poetry conference being held in the college, I stayed overnight in the Halls.  I did this in order to get a feel of the place, to … Continue reading

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She May Be Weary

wear·y adjective /ˈwi(ə)rē/ wearier, comparative; weariest, superlative Feeling or showing tiredness, esp. as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep – he gave a long, weary sigh Reluctant to see or experience any more of; tired of – she was weary of their constant arguments … Continue reading

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Response ability to Love

This week we are having our first proper family holiday in approximately 6 years.  We have been away for the odd weekend to family weddings and we have stayed with friends in Aberdeen for 5 days, a few years back. … Continue reading

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Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Seeking a little peace from a little hell one day, I pulled over to a random country lay by in my car. And God reached me right there in the moment.  Miracle. Thank God for my iPhone camera. Cameras which … Continue reading

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