SATURDAY REFLECTION

Dear All, This week we have used tomorrow’s Gospel as our focus – The Storm at Sea. Mark 4:35-41 That evening, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the east side.” So they left the crowd, and his disciples started across the lake with him in the boat. Some other boats followed along. Suddenly…

CCS Study Series: Hidden Histories

We were delighted to attend Durham University Centre for Catholic Studies two-evening online event in March 2021.  The series of talks focussed on the importance of the archives of religious congregations, from the break with Rome to the present day Dr Cormac Begadon and Dr Hannah Thomas were on the panel of speakers and spoke…

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…

LENT AND EASTERTIDE PROGRAMME 2021

LENT PROGRAMME 2021 (For a downloadable list click on above link)   Wednesday 17th February: 5.30pm for 20-30 minutes Ash Wednesday A reflective moment to start Lent   Mondays in Lent: 5.30 – 6.30pm – 22nd February; 1st March; 8th March; 15th March; 22nd March Lent York Course – Caring for Creation Purchase the course…

S. Ann Playfoot RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Ann Playfoot who died peacefully on Sunday morning September 6th 2020 in Cherry Wood Grange Nursing Home.   After a series of admin jobs, Ann gained a degree in History from Kent University. She then joined the Community later on in life and was finally…

Canonesses take the lead in the Enlightenment

  At the beginning of June, Dr Cormac Begadon, of Durham University, gave an update on his research to the Community, via a ‘Zoom’ meeting. The path his research is following concerns the Community’s role in the Catholic Enlightenment.   Dr Begadon will be exploring the suggestion that Christina Dennett inspired the Jesuits (not the other…