Category Archives: prayer

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

 

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Epiphany 2013

This blog post is dedicated to 3 very special angels Carl, Kerry-Anne and Sam. It is Epiphany. I took down the prayer tree from our beautiful Holy little church, there were 153 beautiful prayers.  I saved the prayers to read … Continue reading

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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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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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A Weak Under a Rainbow

Last week we were fortunate enough to have a family holiday in Cornwall, our first and much-needed holiday in six years.  I was in my element and delighted with wonder, as completely by chance (when exploring) I discovered we were … 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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St Mary Magdalene’s Feast day

† On the 22nd of July it was St Mary Magdalene’s Feast day.  She has become very special to me, and has accompanied me on my journey so closely.  I chose the name Magdalene for my special confirmation name when … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus

                † Crocus Heaven, pushing through the soil on my Lenten desert spring walk this morning. Little pockets of golden nestled treasure and Lenten purple cloaked bulbs, like closed fingers in prayer, wanting … Continue reading

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Free Spirit

It’s Lent again.  Like Jesus I followed the Holy Spirit.  Presently I am in my acrid Lenten desert.  I have given up church and community for 40 days, maybe more.  I pray lots and walk lots.  I am constantly with … Continue reading

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Jesus is homeless and sleeping rough on the streets of London. Jesus is Watoto.

For the last few weeks I have been taking some polystyrene cups and a silly little flask to University, with soup in it, so that I could offer the homeless people whom I pass, a little something to warm them … Continue reading

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Prayer, me and Saint Ignatius

I am blessed,  I have a beautiful space in my home which I have declared mine own.  It has my own things within, organised in a way I so wish, without the pressure of another’s way.  You enter through an … Continue reading

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The True Light

The other morning when I was in the shower, thinking, dreaming, contemplating and praying with my eyes shut, I made a discovery.  With my eyes closed for whatever reason (unbeknownst to me) I raised my eyebrows, and still with eyes … Continue reading

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St Thérese of Lisieux

The train lines at the weekend are being worked upon.  The line I need is closed.  So every Saturday morning I have to walk down Kensington Church Street from Notting Hill in order to get to where I have got … Continue reading

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An Eve of Poetry & Literature (1)

My dear friend, an author who is in the process of having her first novel published, was invited to read a chapter of her forthcoming book to a select audience, at an intimate evening of literature and poetry.  In a … Continue reading

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Pray As You Go

Get God on your pod! One of the blessings I was given at a time when I desperately wanted a deeper more structured connection with God, and it appeared logistically impractical was  Pray-as-you-go . . . daily prayer for your MP3 player It is … Continue reading

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Cynicism and The Philosopher’s tone

I am on a wonder fuelled and very frightening journey.  I am having to be very trusting, very honest, and very open, whilst feeling very blind, very cautious, and very vulnerable. Sensitive.   Exposed on an unfamiliar level.   Not … Continue reading

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Self Portrait 2001 AD

                                            Him in me                                 … Continue reading

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Spiritual Communion

One of the things which I really struggle with in my faith, is the fact that I am not allowed to be united with my children or church family, in the receiving of the Eucharist.  Holy Communion has been such … Continue reading

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Treasures of Heaven, Relics & Saint Christopher

I am just reading CHRIST a British Museum Book written by Rowena Loverance.  It caught my attention after my recent wonderful visit to the Treasures of Heaven exhibition. A wonderful exhibition of relics and their lavish reliquaries. British Museum – Treasures … Continue reading

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A Solitary Peace (part 2)

Amen x  My heart I place within your hands It beats outside of myself, to the rhythm of your name. My sleep is laced with filigree paths Each and every golden one leading me to you. A maze of latticed … Continue reading

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C.O.S.M.I.C

Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care is a charity which my family and I support.  All of my children have just walked 5K through Kensington and Hyde Park to raise money for equipment.  St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington is where … Continue reading

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Poetry, Theology and Life

Paul Cezanne – The Kiss of the Muse 1859-1860 I spent the past two days at  The Power of The Word: Poetry, Theology and Life   ‘An international conference placing the ‘truth’ of Poetry and the ‘truth’ of Theology in discussion … Continue reading

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