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JP II Walk - Walsingham

Bookings are now being taken for the John Paul Walk to Walsingham.  Organised  by the Dominican Sisters at Lymington, this is a three-day walk, 6th-9th August, covering 20 miles a day along country lanes:  open-air Masses in ruined abbeys, overnight accomodation in schools and church halls, and a great welcome on arrival at Walsingham!   22 more words

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on the passage through life

Today (at 11:45 am, to be precise), I turn 45.

If I were going to take my cues from the culture, I should be surrounding myself with black balloons and all sorts of birthday cards evoking nostalgia and/or grief. 619 more words

Pope John Paul II

1920 – Oliver Plunkett is beatified by Pope Benedict XV.

Saint Oliver Plunkett was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland who was the last victim of the Popish Plot. Plunkett was beatified in 1920 and canonised in 1975, the first new Irish saint for almost seven hundred years and the first of the Irish martyrs to be beatified. 179 more words

Irish History

Redemptoris Mater: Part 2-The Mother of God at the Center of the Pilgrim Church

Last week I covered Part 1 of this encyclical, Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on Mary. This week we will look at the second part about how Mary is involved in the Church today. 749 more words

Religion

Spring Fling notes: Soccer finalists have quick turnaround

The Montgomery Bell Academy soccer team will need a quick turnaround for Thursday’s Division II-AA boys soccer championship.

Less than 24 hours after securing a 3-2 overtime victory over McCallie in Wednesday’s semifinal, the Big Red will play Christian Brothers. 451 more words

News

Top 10 moments from Spring Fling Wednesday

It was a new year, but the teams and the stakes were the same when Ravenwood and Bearden met in the Class AAA tennis championship match Wednesday at Old Fort Park. 750 more words

News

Tuesday's Spring Fling baseball roundup

Big day for Goodpasture’s Hall

Goodpasture ace Drew Hall has had quite the last few days – particularly Tuesday

After shutting out Silverdale Baptist Friday in the Class A sectional to advance his Cougars to the state tournament, he won Class A Mr. 1,227 more words

Baseball