One could rite a Screwtape letter along these lines: ‘My Dear Screwtape, prevent them from meditating on the sacrifice of the cross at all costs. Punctuate every sixty seconds with an imposed change of posture or a demanded response. ‘
The last of our 2017 Lenten talks was given by the incredibly talented friend of the parish, Mr Henry Creechan who has made a life size replica of the Shroud of Turin. After the 6pm Low Mass the Replica and another smaller image were blessed while the schola sang Pergolesi’s ‘Stabat Mater’ and Palestrina’s ‘Adoramus Te Christe’. Afterwards we enjoyed supper together in a packed hall before Henry’s fascinating presentation on the topic of the Shroud. The whole evening ended in the most perfect way- Solemn Latin Compline (Traditional Night Prayer) by candlelight before the illuminated shroud image. Thanks to Mr Creechan for bringing so much blessing by his talents and to Fr Morris for facilitating the event and for conducting the liturgies so beautifully. The Shroud will remain at IHOM for the next two weeks.
While I am apparently four years older than the Archbishop and hail from Britain rather than the USA, I can identify with every word of this superb address.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of legalized abortion in the United Kingdom, but in 2016 Rose Docherty said enough is enough and took on the challenge of starting 40 Days for Life in Scotland.
Last night, a service of Choral Evensong was held in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the very heart of the Catholic Church
“Whatever worries or cares you may have…we will help you.
I Love Thee Jesus
My Love above all things.
I repent with my whole heart
of having offended Thee.
Never permit me to separate myself
from Thee again.
Grant that I may Love Thee always.
Then do with me what Thou wilt.
Thank you Carol for showing such a courageous example!