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'The progress of the soul consists

not in thinking much of God

but in loving Him ardently.'

~ St. Teresa of Jesus

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World Mission Sunday

Posted on 20th October, 2019

 

World Mission Sunday PosterToday's Gospel ends with Jesus' poignant question: "But when the Son of Man comes, will He find any faith on earth?" (Luke 18:8)

 

On this World Mission Sunday let us respond earnestly to His earlier plea: "The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to His harvest." (Luke 10:2)

 

Icon of Our Blessed Lady, the Child Jesus and St Teresa of Jesus

Today we celebrate one of our biggest feast days of the year, the Solemnity of St Teresa of Avila, who founded our Discalced Carmelite way of life.

St Teresa taught that prayer is like sharing between friends and that we can pray wherever we are, however busy we are, just by taking a moment to remember the presence of Jesus alongside us.
"Whoever lives in the presence of so good a friend and excellent a leader, who went ahead of us to be the first to suffer, can endure all things. The Lord helps us, strengthens us, and never fails; He is a true friend."

To read a longer extract from her 'Life' and other prayers and quotes, please see our previous blog post for the feast day:
For another short introduction to her life and teaching please click here:
https://carmelitenuns.uk/st-teresa-of-avila/

St Teresa of Jesus - Pray for us.

 

Canonisation of Saint John Henry Newman

Posted on 13th October, 2019

 

Shrines to St John Henry Newman in the outside chapel and inside the enclosure on the ante-choir altar. In the latter, the centrepiece is a relic and a picture of the new Saint. In front of the chapel altar, the gold banner reads, 'Lead, Kindly Light'. We sang this hymn as the recessional at the special Mass this morning, with 'Praise to the Holiest' as the entrance and 'Firmly I believe and truly' at the offertory, all beautiful hymns written by the newly canonised English Saint.

Shrine in the outside chapelShrine in our ante-choir

Newman Novena Day 9

Posted on 12th October, 2019

 

Newman Novena Day 9Blessed John Henry Newman

Newman Novena Day 8

Posted on 11th October, 2019

 

Blessed John Henry NewmanNewman Novena Day 8

Newman Novena Day 7

Posted on 10th October, 2019

 

Newman Novena Day 7John Henry Newman

Newman Novena Day 6

Posted on 9th October, 2019

 

Newman Novena Day 6John Henry Newman in 1844

Newman Novena Day 5

Posted on 8th October, 2019

 

Newman Novena Day 5John Henry Newman

Newman Novena Day 4

Posted on 7th October, 2019

 

John Henry Newman, the OratorianNewman Novena Day 4

Newman Novena Day 3

Posted on 6th October, 2019

 

Newman Novena Day 3Newman as a young man