Thursday, 27 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
This powerful painting shows the Holy Spirit descending not only on the apostles, but also on Our Lady and on other disciples. We can't find the name of the artist - can anyone help, please?
Last Saturday Paul Inwood, the Diocesan Director of Liturgy, came to St Joseph's School to tell us how we should take part in the liturgy of the Mass to parishioners of the four parishes in our Pastoral Area. For almost four hours he kept his audience totally engrossed. (This photo was taken over three and a half hours into the course!)
photo by Jean
The Abbot was so delighted to see John, Joan, Sue and Freda at the Swannery that he was completely lost for words, so we left him behind, and went to see how the swans managed cope with their hatching problems.
Now you just wait there quietly while I get this last egg hatched!
Sue watches a pair that have successfully hatched their whole brood, and are now taking them for their first swim.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
For most Catholic mothers, to have one son ordained a priest would be among the proudest moments of her life. Yet Joan has not only one, but two sons in Holy Orders, and so we were delighted that during one of his rare flying visits to see his Mum, Father Paul joined us for the Parish lunch. Sadly as soon as the meal was over he had to rush back to London again.
If they're trying to decide who's going to drive the coach home, they're too late. Colin's already made his mind up about that, and it's not going to easy to get him out of that seat!
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Ramona and Wendy do not make an unseemly dash for the door at the end of Mass. That is why we found it so easy to catch up with them on Sunday just as they were coming out of Church.