Reflections

December Reflection

Nativity Faithshare Clip Art

O Little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie . . . . . . the hopes and fears of all the years  are met in thee tonight. This special hymn will be ringing out in our shops and on our radios over the next few weeks along with our secular festive songs. How many of us will stop ...

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NOVEMBER

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The Season of Surrender Be not deceived my friend, as you watch trembling fragile leaves of every hue refusing to relinquish and let go of their ecstatic, comfortable hold on life and all that has been: gradually and finally succumbing to the unrelenting dictates of gravity and the teasing gentle inroads of wind and rain. How hard to say farewell ...

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Extraordinary Month for Mission

Tea Pickers - pierretosetphotoshelter.com

So many of us never know where our commodities like tea, coffee and cocoa come from. Even more so, we never stop to think of the processes it takes to reach our mugs or tea cups! Those on mission in many parts of the world are privileged to meet those who provide for us      . . . and when we ...

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RNDM REFLECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

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Recently we have been reflecting more deeply on the amazing achievement of fifty years ago, when for the first time ever, man travelled to, and landed on, the moon. Many of today’s youth almost take this for granted, as the rapid advance of science has enabled various types of space exploration. For those of us who followed, with baited breath, ...

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Reflection for August

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Just recently journalists were trying to reproduce for numerous colour magazines a strange phenomenon – three rainbows! As we all know, there is usually one rainbow and often there is a second as a shadow…even that is remarkable and we stand to look in awe – but three distinct rainbows! Scientists were scrambling to offer explanations but too, were baffled ...

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Reflection for July

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It was not by chance that the Catholic Missionary Union decided to use Hothorpe Hall, near Market Harborough, for their venue for a retreat to be held for teachers, chaplains and RE coordinators. This particular site appears in the Dooms Daybook (1086) and the manor has passed through the hands and lives of many famous families, including the Catholic family ...

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RNDM DANCE FOR THE WORLD

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As I pray, I watch the candle flame burning itself out for the Lord, giving its all. Then I see and feel its movement—it is Dancing!  And I really feel my heart is dancing too, moved by the awareness of a Divine Presence.  God is the Infinite Mover—God dances too!   God dances through the music and rhythm of life: the ...

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Reflection for April

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As Lent continues and we look towards Holy Week and the Triduum, our minds during these past few weeks have been taken up with many issues that surround us and often we don’t know the way forward: the complexities around Brexit; recent flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe; the horrors of violence in New Zealand; knife crime in our cities, ...

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Reflection January 2019

From Guardian Angel Oracle by C. Astell
Published by Watkins Publishing
(Artist Rene Milot)

“We welcome a New year full of things that have never been “ .  (Raine Marie Rilke) The Angel of New Beginnings dances and dallies with ease and delight in and among the planets, between earth and heaven, revitalising, challenging and inspiring us to take a fresh look at where we are; calling us to ponder who we are in ...

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