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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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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 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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LOVE.

One of the most persistent, challenging, and perfecting lessons, is learning to be LOVE. † Regarding.     † Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. ~Jesus Christ

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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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Miracles & Pinnacles

† This is my favourite of all the photographs which I took on my Rome pilgrimage.  It is the Tabernacle and Christ’s presence, which I captured from the balcony in The Venerable English College in Rome.  The special effects were … Continue reading

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A Little Peace of Perspective

My Rome pilgrimage meant that for the first time in 18 years I had to leave Great Britain. My not leaving Britain for such a long time was partly due to finances and priorities, partly to do with circumstances, and … Continue reading

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Beyond all the World

I have just come back from a . . . . . . . . Pilgrimage to Rome.   I left a blank space whilst I try to think of a word to describe my pilgrimage.  I ponder for a … Continue reading

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I Am My Beloved’s and My Beloved Is Mine

Next Holy Sunday day I am off to Rome.  It is my first time out of the country for 18 years.  This is a first for me. It is my very first time away on my own without my children … Continue reading

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Holiness & My Father who art in Heaven

                I made a bold statement the other day and I have been thinking about it ever since.  I proclaimed that my Dad was the holiest man I know.  And so I have … Continue reading

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Breathing Love

“My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love you, I want my heart to repeat it to you as often as I draw breath”.-St. John Vianney

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The impossibly beautiful long dark night of my soul

Today I received my final annulment letter telling me that Westminster has formally agreed with Brentwood that my ‘former marriage has been duly declared null and void.’ It goes on to say ‘This means that it is now possible for … Continue reading

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Frustrating Ole Worlde

Between a rock and a hard place. At certain times of the month to be in my position is to be  . . . . .  words can not describe. Screaming for as long and as loud as is humanly … Continue reading

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Him in all Things?

It is beautiful on my morning walk at the moment.  The rain and intermittent hot sunshine has made for breath-taking lemon and lime green brush strokes of wheat, ink tipped with a darker green.  Green wheat billowing in a Mexican wave … Continue reading

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A Reading Week – In Contradiction.

I have read much this past week about Thomas Merton.  Beneath the Mask of Holiness is a meditation by Mark Shaw on the life of the great monk who sought understanding knowledge and intimacy with God, through a life struggling … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction, Sunpools & St Rose of Lima

At university on Saturday mornings before our lecture, we begin the day with morning prayer with the Sister’s of the Maria Asumpta Chapel, and then Mass.  It is a beautiful and blessed way to start any day, and especially study … Continue reading

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Falling in Love

  One of the most beautiful and special peices of writing that I have ever been witness to, that I can ever claim to be Truth are the words below.  The words came at the precise time that God chose … Continue reading

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The Way

John 14:6 ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ † † Luke 10:42 ‘Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2012

Pentecost (2012) “You have come home, mags.  Like a pilgrim who has walked a long way, you have had to travel far but now you can stop and be.  Early Christians used to say that ‘the world was created for … Continue reading

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Full Communion with Rome

What a momentous and AMAZING few weeks.  Years.  Life. Three Saturdays ago I did my first ever confession at Westminster Cathedral, which you can read about here I Confess.  By complete accident, (else miracle)  my confessional moment was the 7th year … Continue reading

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Going French

I am in Love with French films. Even French films which don’t make the earth move. They are un-like other films.  They do not have to be something bold, or in your face. They are not hard or cutting edge, … Continue reading

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