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The Book of Wisdom

† The thing to do is not to turn away ~ is not to remove ~ is not to avoid ~ is not to deflect is not to neglect ~ is not to move the problem unresolved elsewhere ~ that … Continue reading

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If You Cant Beat ’em (with an unorthodox English Weeping-Willow Cricket Bat) ~ Join ’em

† An hour of Prayer and Love for the new Bishop Alan Williams 12.00pm ~ 1.00pm 01.  07.  2014 †

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Everything Hurts

Everybody is getting ready for the blessings and the ordination of the new bishop, Fr Alan Williams. For many maybe even me, it will be a once in a lifetime event to witness.   A fun ‘in preparation’ photo has … Continue reading

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St Mary Magdalene@St Sabina’s

Amazing little Magnificat Miracles. This year our little parish is celebrating it 50th year anniversary.  This humble little church is so very special to me.  I have spent much profound time here in prayer ~ I have been blessed by … Continue reading

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The Gift of Tears

Last year when I was a guest on my first ever Beloved Retreat at the Sion Community, one of the ladies giving a talk spoke about herself as having The Gift of Tears. Tears a Gift? I remembered back to … Continue reading

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Mary ~ Star of Evangelisation

† ‘Mary Star of Evangelisation’  is a beautiful line. † † Wrong Mary! † Please think of the right Mary next time when you say these words in Mass. † There was One Star of Evangelisation ~ † She Evangelised … Continue reading

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Passing Time

Sometimes   ‘On earth as it is in Heaven.’   feels a bloody long way off. When I was at Heythrop a dear lady friend asked if I had read Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair ~ it apparently … Continue reading

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Milagros

†   This week I received my beautiful Praying Mary Magdalene. It is a Sterling Silver Milagros ~ from the South Americas.  I have never seen a Mary Magdalene one before.  Milagros are small mass-produced little votive’s, often in the … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Franciscan Inspiration As a child I had a great Love for nature, wildlife, animals and pets. I came from a non-faith background even though I was culturally/fashionably christened C of E. We never went to church except for weddings and … Continue reading

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Chrism

The Chrism Mass is so important to me, for it is the One Mass that instantly transports me back to the heart of the Gospel ~ in the deepest of meditations.   And it has done so ever since the … Continue reading

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Daughter of Man

I brought a puppy.  Her pedigree name is Halo Agnus Bo.  She is a little lamb of God. We are going to call her Agnus Bo ~ with Bo being the name which we will use to call her in … Continue reading

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Little Miracle

      My Divine Office II was perfectly faulty ~ upon opening her I noticed that a few of the pages had edges folded back on themselves. Upon investigation I could see quite plainly that they were sealed.  The paper … Continue reading

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JOY ~ Loving This

To be watched over and over and over again.   Just feel the joy and look at the expressions on All. I Love this.  

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Branded for Life ~ The Trinity ~ & St Patrick

In September 2012 I went abroad for the first time in 18 years.  It was an amazing grace imbued experience.  I went to Rome on my first ever pilgrimage ~ and I am unsure that it will ever be topped. … Continue reading

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Original Love

† Over the past few years I have learnt something so beautifully profound, from being in my relationship with Jesus Christ.  This profound something is actually Everything ~ It is more simple ~ more beautiful ~ and more poignant, than … Continue reading

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Holy Holy Communion

† The intimate Love that draws two people into Loving communion, should forever be upheld in Sacred Dignity ~ for it is Gods gift bestowed by the Holy Spirit ~ sown in the first place from a mutually intimate Love … Continue reading

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This Lent it just dawned upon me that the tree never wanted to be The Cross. † Pick me up and carry me, for I am your cross A splinter from a life,  felled, axed and sawn. Pick me up … Continue reading

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Shades of Blue

On Saturday I snook into the back of Church in order to hear a much awaited homily by the Novice Master of the Order of Preachers ~ I wanted to be knocked off my seat by him. Lose my footing. … Continue reading

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Blue is the Warmest Colour

It is a very special film. I have no words to explain why ~ just that it captures what other films can not capture.  

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That Light

† During the Beloved Retreat weekend a lovely lady called Dorothea Rose (who was the first ever woman to do a homily at Heythrop) gave her talk in the chapel.  Her talk was all about Jesus’ mother it was entitled … Continue reading

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Burdens and Blessings

Lately I haven’t felt the usual energy to express and articulate myself through the written word, in order to make sense of the unwritten word experienced and lived by my life.  I hadn’t felt any motivation for weeks.  The last … Continue reading

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Raw ~ Roar ~ Rohr

According to Richard Rohr ~ his thorough and in depth exploration of the 9 stages of spiritual development. Levels of spiritual development ~ part 1 So many of our problems can be resolved if we understand that people are at … Continue reading

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I Am my Beloveds.

I Am my Beloveds . . . . . I Am. . . . . . And my Beloved is mine. ‘I am my Beloveds and my Beloved is mine’ I Just want you to take a second to repeat … Continue reading

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Astray

Upon my request last year (and the year before) (and the year before that) Mass could not be changed by 15 minutes.  School mothers the parish over could not drop their children off at school for 9.00, and get to … Continue reading

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My Daddy Who Art in Heaven

(I just found this in my Drafts, unpublished for some mysterious reason) rectified now, even if a little out of timing. I Love this animation.  It reminds me of St Francis of Assisi hearing his call to rebuild the church … Continue reading

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Francis on the Eve of St Francis de Sales Feast Day

– the patron Saint of writers and journalists http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2014/01/francis-on-media.html

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Eternity

Eternity I have found eternity orbiting the earth in the now. My Love for you is not in past days gone by, Even though I loved you yesterday and the days before. My Love for you is not held in … Continue reading

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Arthur Miller . . . Transition? . . . & The New Bishop

.  P L A I N    G I R L  . ‘From this stories compression may be drawn a lesson’ To Candice with much love and admiration from Keith – Christmas 1996 * R called me from Liverpool Street, … Continue reading

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Magi FdA

Shepherdess Stargazing ~ with the future Magi Magi – Old Persian texts, pre-dating the Hellenistic period, refer to a Magus as a Zurvanic, and presumably Zoroastrian, priest. But it “may be, however,” that Avestan moghu (which is not the same as Avestan maga-) “and … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY

Epiphany A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the Divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. A revelatory manifestation of a Divine being. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something. A comprehension … Continue reading

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Jadey

On the 30th December Jadey went to her eternal rest. God Bless her darling nature and may St Francis keep her, in the life eternal.  It was the most drawn out, hardest letting go of a beloved pet that I … Continue reading

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Rare

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Magnificence

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God I Love You

I Love You

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Awake

  For there are these three things that endure: Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of these is Love. Corinthians 13:13 †   “…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they … Continue reading

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Await

  I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. Psalm 130:5 †

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Mary Christmas

† Christmas 2013  † ‘From you, our God who is before eternity became a child!  He has made your womb His throne making it more spacious than the heavens.  In you, O woman full of grace, all creation exults.  Glory … Continue reading

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Cold Turkey

Whilst you’re eating your Christmas dinner, cast a thought over the street kids in China or around the world, and those living in poverty. Do something to Help. The Homeless Rome Jesus is homeless and sleeping rough on the streets of … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela in N1

  † When I was 18/19 I lived in Islington.  It was a bohemian setting ~ I had a boyfriend who was a dear soul who first introduced me to the likes of Tracy Chapman, the Notting Hill Carnival and … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Desire

MY GOD, you are my life; if I leave you, I cannot but thirst.  Lost spirits thirst in hell, because they have not God.  I wish to be clad in that new nature, which so longs for you from loving … Continue reading

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2 Too Beautiful

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Lame

It would have been so perfect.  I wanted to apply and then I didn’t want to apply, because I felt I might not be received by the wider community.  Inside I had lost my confidence. But still in deepest hope … Continue reading

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Personal Taste and the Definition of Beauty

This is the artist Brian Whelan’s new work, the Brentwood Cross.  In a recent article about it, it was said that ‘It is a thing of beauty, a vivacious, youthful, joyful beauty.’  The article went on to quote  the theologian, Hans Urs … Continue reading

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A Letter to Sion

  † Dearest Sion      

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Its all Just La la . . . Well . . . once every few months.

This is me on the right sitting at the left hand of my sister! I know some of my readers faces, and so I thought it might be good for you to finally put a face to my words.  This … Continue reading

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Illuminating

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SMUdGed tears (the 100th post)

She reads the day the adam and the eve.  She prefers amber and soft red fruits to the green envious bitter ones.  She reads the insults thrown, time and time again and feels sad for the throwers, and sadder still … Continue reading

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THE PRISONED SONG

Last night I became overtired and I couldn’t sleep.  It had been a few days of quite internal joy, and yet some of the exchanges of the day had me restless into the eve.  Just after 2 am  I climbed … Continue reading

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