Lectio Divina: News

Our Lectio group is once again in top form despite the inconveniences of our present times.

You can read some of their thought provoking reflections on the reading for this Sunday here.

Remember, it is never too late to join in. You do not need to offer your thoughts to the group, that is optional. If you want to join in then message the group leaders using the form at the bottom of this page.

Lectio Divina: News

Our wonderfully active Lectio Group has been considering the reading for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Matthew 10: 26-33 ‘Witness to the Gospel without fear’

You can read their thoughts here.

Just a word – these reflections as they arrive in the inbox are often accompanied with kind words of thanks and encouragement intended for the other members of the Lectio Group. I generally do not publish these as they are obviously intended particularly for group members.

If you want to become part of this lively group then please get in contact using the form at the bottom of this page.

Social distancing

Fr Paddy has been experimenting to see what the effect of 2m Social Distancing would be for The Centre. He has rearranged the seating to comply with the requirement and then taken photographs. You can see the photographs here.

You must make up your own mind but when I look at Paddy’s visual explanation it seems clear that a 2 metre separation is unworkable for our usual events. Much of the life of the Centre is about community and being together.

Perhaps the government will soon issue new and less restrictive guidelines on distancing but until then we shall wait.

Lectio Divina: News

We have a powerful set of reflections today from our Lectio Group. They considered the meaning of John 6:51-58 Jesus is the Bread of Life “Anyone who eats this Bread will live forever”.

You can read their thoughts here. They are very moving.

Xaverian Communities: The Philippines

Make of the world a single family

Thursday evenings used to be the time for the Community Mass. For the moment we must continue to forgo that community gathering.

The Xaverian community spans the world. As we are unable to reach out physically to our own local communities and instead must go on line, so we are freed from the constraints of space and can join with other communities round the world.

This week, lets reach out to the Xaverian community in the Philippines. Have a look at their website and see how they view the world.

Lectio Divina: News

Our Lectio Group has been considering the words of John 3:16-18 “God so loved the world!”, the gospel for Holy Trinity Sunday.

This inspiring piece has moved many of the group to share their thoughts which you can read here.

The Trinity is the best community.