Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sunday, 26 August 2012

A homily for today...

...from Fr Martin Flatman, a friend of Fr Colin. We trained for the priesthood together. Click here to read.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Newsletter for 25/26 August - Sunday 21(B)

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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Newsletter for 18/19 August - Sunday 20(B)

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Happy Feast

Heaven with transcendent joys her entrance graced,
next to his throne her Son his Mother placed;
and here below, now she's of heaven possessed,
all generations are to call her blessed.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Seventy Years Ago

Edith Stein was arrested by the Gestapo on 2 August 1942, while she was in the chapel with the other sisters. She was to report within five minutes, together with her sister Rosa, who had also converted and was serving at the Echt Convent. Her last words to be heard in Echt were addressed to Rosa: "Come, we are going for our people." Together with many other Jewish Christians, the two women were taken to a transit camp in Amersfoort and then to Westerbork. This was an act of retaliation against the letter of protest written by the Dutch Roman Catholic Bishops against the pogroms and deportations of Jews. Edith commented, "I never knew that people could be like this, neither did I know that my brothers and sisters would have to suffer like this. ... I pray for them every hour. Will God hear my prayers? He will certainly hear them in their distress." Prof. Jan Nota, who was greatly attached to her, wrote later: "She is a witness to God's presence in a world where God is absent." On 7 August, early in the morning, 987 Jews were deported to Auschwitz. It was probably on 9 August that Sister Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, her sister and many other of her people were gassed. When Edith Stein was beatified in Cologne on 1 May 1987, the Church honoured "a daughter of Israel", as Pope John Paul II put it, who, as a Catholic during Nazi persecution, remained faithful to the crucified Lord Jesus Christ and, as a Jew, to her people in loving faithfulness."

Year of Faith

Perhaps we've heard of the 'Year of Faith'. Perhaps we are not quite sure what it's all about. We can find out much more here.

Newsletter for 11/12 August - Sunday 19(B)

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Newsletter for 4/5 August - Sunday 18(B)

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