Sunday, 27 September 2009

Persecution

A short post to celebrate the freedom we have to live our catholic, Christian faith in relative peace. So many people around the world pay a great price for their faith. I have just come across this website Persecution, which makes known the suffering of ordinary people, persecuted because of ignorance and injustice. Take time out to have a look at their website here.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Relics of St Therese in Liverpool

I’ve had the banner advertising the presence of the relics of St Therese of Lisieux in Great Britain, on the blog for as long as the blog has existed. At last they arrived in Liverpool and off we went to pray quietly near them in the superb Cathedral of Christ the King.

There were hundreds of people there. A background chatter of personal stories hummed around the cathedral. People were meeting other people, who were telling stories ‘binding’ themselves in their common love of the Saint of Lisieux. “Have you come from St Helens ?”, “My grandmother went to Lisieux” and on and on the whispering stories went.

The power of this little girl who joyfully lived much of her life, unknown in Carmel, until her death at the age of 24. All these hundreds of people bound together in religious faith. Each one with a story, each one loved by God, by a girl who wanted to spend her heaven doing good on earth, who in the heart of the Church wanted to be love . . . we certainly need more love in the heart of the Church.
St Therese pray for us . . .

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Stained Glass Windows

Two beautiful stained glass windows from the catholic church of St Winefride Neston.

The first is a window to Saint John Plessington and the second our Lady star of the sea.

Aren't they lovely ! click on them to see all the detail. I love all the fishy pictures on the Stella Maris window.