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This Sunday the Roman Catholic church celebrates the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, traditionally known by its Latin name ‘Corpus Christi’. It is an opportunity to reflect on the fact that Christ gave us his body and blood as spiritual...
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
Today is the feast of the Most Holy Trinity.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be World without end, Amen Image: blue sky and hills
One day, I came across a reflection that leapt out at me since the writer was obviously very ill when he wrote it. I felt compelled to contact him. Why? I do not know – well, not at the time anyway – after all he was a Catholic living in St Louis,...
Buckfast Abbey
St Richard of Chichester.
O most merciful redeemer, may I see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly. St Richard of Chichester.
My attention was caught by a white willow, standing out on the opposite bank amongst others. The trunk half submerged, silver leaves gleaming, standing there but swaying, branches bending... I felt I was that tree. I am standing there with waters...
Willow trees by a river
First, there was the wait after the crucifixion when they must have felt abandoned and uncertain but perhaps sensing that something was to happen. Then there was the wait after the Ascension and what a difference. Jesus had spent time preparing them...
A LIDL with a socially distanced queue outside it.
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