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Further Changes 2 . . . or not

† Last night whilst I was hosting my twins tenth birthday-halloween sleepover party, some bad news came in.  R came in from the office and said I have some bad news to tell you, I immediately went like jelly.  This … Continue reading

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Further Changes 1

There has been a further change to The Way of Love Charism, because of a very valid and educated point highlighted by my parish priest.  He said that we are not rewarded with virtue, God does not reward us with … Continue reading

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Coincidence or Holy Spirit?

Today at Mass something beautiful happened. I sat next-door-but-one to a young Italian woman.  I have seen this woman cycling her bicycle before now in carefree flight through the village, and I have seen her twice at Mass too before … Continue reading

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Is Your Heart in The Right Place?

† The Way of Love Charism – NEW JERUSALEM †

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Joy ~ Sticks

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God’s Benefactors

Its been an impossibly draining and exhausting few weeks.  I long for the weeks where I write in the fruit of the Spirit. I could give up everything tomorrow and return to R as a humble wife who accepts her … Continue reading

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The Priestless Parish

Celibacy is indeed a gift for some, but when contemplating the future of the priestless parish within the Catholic Church, I think we have to consider why it is that less priests are being called to the priesthood.   I know … Continue reading

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Fallacy of love

I could get really angry. I could get really angry at old men, who once-upon-a-time with no happy ending, held a professional job and high office in public life, and then beyond in private life allowed physical sexual immorality to … Continue reading

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Sermon by Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ

† To read the Sermon please click on the link below: It was the clarity ~ the poise ~ the dignity ~ the seriousness ~ the humour ~ in moments the tongue in the cheek ~ the passion ~ the … Continue reading

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Holding Everything In-Tension

  T’is not working. Yesterday I shed tears.  Tears of frustration ~ tears of sadness ~ tears of hurting ~ tears of rejection ~ tears of humiliation ~ tears of anger ~ tears of dignity ~ and tears of Love. … Continue reading

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The Way of Love

† The Way of Love Charism – NEW JERUSALEM †  

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†’is Crystal Clear

† †’is crystal clear . . . . . .  all experience  . . . . . .  †’is purely fuel for more Love † . . . †’is purely fuel for more Love † . . . all experience … Continue reading

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Returning to the Earth

Today I went on a walk.  I passed by a field.  It was no more a field but beautiful dark freshly finely ploughed earth, which still had all the grooved lanes in it, as if a huge giant had run … Continue reading

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The Way of Love – Charism

† This post is dedicated to my Dad whose Love is steadfast, and whose heavenly 68th birthday it is today.  My Dad who taught me that Love is Eternal. † †   The Way of Love Charism – NEW JERUSALEM … Continue reading

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Wild is the Wind

† ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ † The Word fills us with Light each and every day. † And then there are other words each and every day, … Continue reading

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A Change in the Charism ?

After a few weeks of unrest at one niggling glitch in the Charism, and after much contemplation, prayer and discernment, I think I need to change one word?  This is both a problem for me – seeing as I have sent … Continue reading

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Formal Vocations for Women in the Parish

Each week at University we had to keep a Theological Reflective Journal – This reflection is from my final weekly log. Week ending 22nd May 2012    Formal Vocations for Women in the Parish What is the pastoral situation that you … Continue reading

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When Words Fail.

I was looking for an image on the computer to represent some thoughts and words that I had for my next blog post – by default I was led to this.     It summed up everything I was feeling.

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Reading Between the Lines

  Painting in numbers and reading in pictures. † Spiritual bride of Christ Jesus. Holding hands in the safety of beautiful spiritual intimate friendship – a soul-mate. Growing old in friendship, supporting one another in spirit despite life’s ailments. Sounding … Continue reading

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Irony Figures

† It’s ironic that in the last post I wrote about never quite making the mark. † Having been desperately disappointed at not getting the grade which I was expecting to get in my degree, and not understanding why, today … Continue reading

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These Weeks & Nazareth

What a momentous and unusual few weeks. First there was the submission of the deferred assignment, with all the relief and celebration at managing to complete it, and then the pursuing period of all the angst of waiting for its … Continue reading

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My Cyber Soulmate

It came into my iTunes account upon the 13th hour, having forgotten that I pre ordered it. And as I awoke at 3.00 this morning I lay somewhere floating out in the cosmos listening to Janelle Monae’s new intelligent and … Continue reading

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The Way of Love – Charism

  This is the new Charism.   The Way of Love   The intimate nuances amidst the three different translations – breathes a wonder and Love in to each – bound by their own language.  Each is of God.   … Continue reading

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P.S

Today’s Second reading Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24 What you have come to is nothing known to the senses: not a blazing fire, or a gloom turning to total darkness, or a storm; or trumpeting thunder or the great voice speaking which made … Continue reading

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Im All His Papa Franci

– Pope Francis (World Youth Day 2013) “We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Heaven is

I Am already dead.  I Am already alive with God.  I Am already Spirit.  Already Word. Already Love.  A gentle breeze.  I Am sitting on the right. And then my mother gives birth to me – human. All at once … Continue reading

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Examine. The Gospel + The Good News

I have been examining the Gospel.   I could spend my whole life doing this.  I just Love looking at Jesus’ life so closely.  That He could teach us to Love in such a profound way amazes me.  I am … Continue reading

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Love

The Marriage of Psyche by Kathleen Raine He has married me with a ring, a ring of bright water Whose ripples travel from the heart of the sea, He has married me with a ring of light, the glitter Broadcast … Continue reading

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Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae

At the age of 23, Earnest Dowson fell in love with the eleven-year-old Adelaide “Missie” Foltinowicz, the daughter of a Polish restaurant owner. Adelaide is reputed to be the subject of one his best-known poems, Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae.  He … Continue reading

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The Gentle Breeze

† “Then the Lord Himself went by. There came a mighty wind, so strong it tore the mountains and shattered the rocks before the Lord. But the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind came an earthquake. But … Continue reading

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The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

   

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With the Wind

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Short Sighted

When everything is reduced to the sex you see in others, you have missed the point. When every poem you write is about physical urges being overcome, you have missed the point and the pleasure,  You are stuck lower, man. … Continue reading

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Devil’s Dyke England

A place I Love.

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Celebrate?

This month I finished my degree.    The assignments carried on beyond my last days at university, and beyond everyone elses deadline.  The deferral used all of me up, when I was already spent,  stealing me of my climax.  Disappointingly, … Continue reading

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Please

https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=494748280602313 For Love †hank you.

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Letters To A Young Poet – Rilke

If there be only one book that you could ever afford to buy yourself in any one year, then for me it would have to be this book.  It is Gold-dust. It is the very first chapter of this beautiful … Continue reading

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Clitoris

A few years ago on magsmuse I wrote a blog about . . . Female Genital Mutilation It was a disturbing revelation for me to discover this appalling violation of the beautiful human form, to which I had previously been completely ignorant. … Continue reading

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My Beloved Love

† You spend my life teaching me how to breathe So that I can live at once beyond breath. You take my living and force me to die And then you forge a life from death. Life irreconcilable, unrecognisable. You … Continue reading

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Ruah of Love

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Feast Day of St Mary Magdalene 7/13

What a truly special and beautiful day.  This glorious morning I awoke and took myself off to St James the Less for Mass, as my parish priest is away in Lourdes on pilgrimage. My first-born is in Lourdes for the … Continue reading

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22.O7.13

A †ruly his†oric special of special days. . . Mary Magdalene beau†tiful  beloved Sis†er, Sain† and Shepherdess †hank you for journeying with me Pray for me Love mags †

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Academia

A little inspiration as she struggles. Infinity + One mags †

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