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From Pentecost to Ordinary Time

We spend 40 days building up to Easter, and fifty days celebrating Easter. Then Pentecost comes along – a quick celebration and it over! 

Pentecost pushes us outwards – the Spirit leads us to… 131 more words

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Creating space and sharing the burden

It is exam season in the UK Universities and we are approaching the end of the academic year – students and staff are a bit more frazzled than usual and there is quite a lot of stress around. 115 more words

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THIRTY DAY RETREAT: THANKSGIVING AND GOING HOME!

The final day of the retreat was spent in “harvesting the graces” – taking time to quietly look back over the retreat and notice special graces and insights that have given along the way. 91 more words

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THIRTY DAY RETREAT: WEEK FOUR

So far the retreat has been really grace-filled in every way. Finally, in Week Four we have the joy of the Resurrection! We would be grateful for your continued prayers during these days so that the retreat ends well. 21 more words

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THIRTY DAY RETREAT: WEEK THREE

Yesterday Lina and Audrey moved into Week Three of their retreat.  These days they will walk slowly and quietly through the story of the passion of Jesus and they will endeavor to be his faithful companions on this journey to the cross. 56 more words

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HOW TRAGIC WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE TAKE LIFE…

In recent weeks I have read or heard in the news of a disturbing number of cases of murder carried out by young people. In some instances there were extreme levels of gratuitous violence. 175 more words

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Enough? This is not it.

I meet a lot of young adults in my work. And many have the same thing in common. They are longing for fulfilment in their lives and don’t feel that they have found it. 410 more words

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