Book Club: News

Our Poetry and Book club is meeting on Zoom on Wednesday 23rd September to discuss Genesis Ch 1-3.

If you wish to join the Zoom Meeting then please get in contact with Mike O’Callaghan using the form at the bottom of this page.

Mike writes “I have just been for a lovely walk on this glorious morning; ‘God saw all he had made, and indeed it was very good.’  Sadly there continues to be a number of serpents about.”

Lectio Divina: News

One of our Lectio Divina group remarks that sometimes they all have the same message from the reading but more often than not each gets an incomplete message that is made more complete after reading what others have received. “The beauty of the Holy Spirit at work.”

Lectio Divina for this Friday considered the Gospel for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

You can read their reflections here.

Lectio Divina: News

Some of the Lectio group are away on hols at the moment so it was a smaller group meeting on line to discuss the reading for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Mt 18: 21-35 “I do not tell you to forgive seven times, but seventy-seven times”

You can find out what they thought here.

‘Exploring Faith Accompaniment’ course

In past years the Diocese of Blackburn have offered their ‘Exploring Faith Accompaniment’ course at the Centre. In the light of Covid-19 the course is being completely revised. The new course amply compensates for the regrettable loss of the residential weekend.

Since the Centre is closed it will now be held in the conference centre facilities at Blackburn cathedral where there is plenty of space for any social distancing required.

You can find out more here.

Lectio Divina: News

Our Lectio group has been looking at Matthew 18: 15-20.

It has been deeply emotional today, indeed, some of the reflections can’t be posted as they were too personal. This shows us how wonderful Lectio Divina is, the power of praying together and of praying for one another. You can read some of the group’s reflections here.

Lectio Divina: News

Our thoughtful Lectio Divina group have been considering Matthew 14 13-21 You can read some of the thoughts they offer here.

We can learn from their example by reading and thinking how we personally relate to the Gospel passage. How does it speak to us, here and now?