WEDNESDAY WEEK 2 IN LENT

Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation   We put ourselves in the presence of God as we listen to music.     Leader:  God watches over our waking & sleeping: All:         Our help comes from God who made heaven & earth. Leader:  God is there when we slip or stumble: All:     …

Tuesday in the 2nd week of Lent  

Fast from worry; feast on divine order.     We will have some reflective music as we gather together to help us become aware of the presence of God amongst us.     Leader:  From the fragmented world of our everyday lives, All:        We gather together in search of wholeness. Leader:  We have many cares,…

2nd SUNDAY OF LENT

Fast from anger; feast on patience     Leader: Peace be with you. All:       And also with you. Leader: Life rises in our midst, sometimes hard-won life.  It surprises us when it blossoms at unexpected times & in unexpected places. It comes with power stronger than death: life born of faithfulness, born of…

Saturday Reflection

Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude     Dear All, Tomorrow is the 2nd Sunday of Lent & the Gospel reading chosen is that of the Transfiguration. (Mark 9. 2-10).  We will include that passage & some reflections on that event, including some words of Pope Francis.  The gospel gives us a very rich text…

Friday – Week 1 of LENT

Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.       Leader:     Give us faith to believe that this Lenten pathway is the path towards life.  You spent time struggling in a wilderness.  You were tossed in the centre of the storms & experienced fear.  You whose friends slept through your agony of…

Thursday Wk 1 in Lent

   Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God.     Leader: Humbly in your sight, God, we come together. All:       Grant us now the blessing of your presence here. Leader: These, our eyes, are yours; we give them back to you. All:        May we always…

Wednesday Wk 1 in Lent

 Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.       Leader: We gather here in your presence, God, All:        In our need & bringing with us the needs of the world. Leader: We come to you for you come to us in Jesus, All:       And you know…

TUESDAY in the 1st week of Lent

Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ indwelling them. Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life.       Leader:     There is no place where you cannot reach, Lord, All:            God who made the heavens & earth. Leader:     There is no journey which you…

Enlightenment from within the Cloister?

Enlightenment from within the Cloister? The Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre and their Embrace of a Global Intellectual Movement We were delighted to welcome Dr Cormac Begadon, on 21 February 2021, to update us on his research into the Community’s archive. Dr Cormac Begadon is Assistant Professor (Research): Sepulchrine Fellow in the History of Catholicism…