Sunday Gospel reflection
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Sunday Gospel reflection

The night prayer of the Church recognizes the connection between sleep and death. Our night prayers are meant to be a preparation both for dropping off to sleep and for death, when we will have to let go of everything.

Jubilees 2021 in Herbert House, Freshfield.
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Jubilees 2021 in Herbert House, Freshfield.

Homily delivered by Dermot Byrne MHM at this year’s jubilee celebrations at Herbert House, Freshfield, U.K. This year’s jubilees are a little odd. We’ve become used, over the last few years, to the idea that our senior members far outnumber our younger ones in this Region, and that is often reflected in the jubilees we…

Sr Moira Geary FMSJ  R.I.P.
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Sr Moira Geary FMSJ R.I.P.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Moira Geary, FMSJ who died peacefully at our convent in Blackburn on 7 June 2021. Moira Geary was born on 18th January 1932, the eldest child of  Thomas and Gertrude Geary in Glasgow.  She is predeceased by her brother, Brian, and her Sister, Patricia.  Leaving…

Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary
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Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Obituary

Your prayers requested for the repose of the soul of Sister Isabel Kelly who died at Franciscan Convent, Blackburn on 28th May 2021 Isabel Kelly was born on 31st January 1934, the eldest of four daughters  of Winifred and William Kelly in Milngarvie, Dumbarton, Scotland.  She is predeceased by her sisters Molly and Helen and…

Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Isabel Kelly , FMSJ who died today, 28 May 2021. Obituary will follow. DYING?  WHAT IS DYING? WE SHALL NEVER KNOWUNTIL IT IS  OUR TIME TO GO. IT’S LETTING GOOF EVERY SINGLE THING WE KNOW. IT’S LEAVING THOSE ON EARTH WE LOVETO MEET UP AGAIN…

Sr Beatrice Wild FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sr Beatrice Wild FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER BEATRICE WILD Who died on Sunday23rd May 2021 in Royal Blackburn Hospital Hannah Wild was born on 2nd December 1925 in Hartlepool, Co.Durham, the second child to her parents John and Eliza Wild. She became a postulant in Altrincham on 30th May 1956…

Sr Cecilia Mary Birdwhistle FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P
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Sr Cecilia Mary Birdwhistle FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of  SISTER CECILIA MARY BIRDWHISTLE who died at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Wednesday 19th May 2021 Grace Cecilia was born in the Wirral to Edwin and Grace Birdwhistle on 8th October 1922. She is predeceased by her Sister Maud, who was an FCJ Sister,…

Silence: Archbishop Angaelos Reflects
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Silence: Archbishop Angaelos Reflects

Towards Pentecost: Simple Prayer
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Towards Pentecost: Simple Prayer

Gratitude: Finding God in Nature
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Gratitude: Finding God in Nature

Thy Kingdom Come – Ecumenical Prayer movement from Ascension to Pentecost
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Thy Kingdom Come – Ecumenical Prayer movement from Ascension to Pentecost

Hundreds of thousands of Christians worldwide will be gearing up to take part in the sixth Thy Kingdom Come– a global ecumenical prayer movement for evangelisation, occurring annually from Ascension to Pentecost (13th – 23rd May this year). From outdoor Pentecost celebrations to prayer walking in the local community, continuous prayer events (online and in person) to…

DR Congo: Bokakata and Mill Hill
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DR Congo: Bokakata and Mill Hill

Bokakata and Mill Hill. Consternation! The unexpected death of a missionary in the prime of his pastoral activity is disturbing, esp Consternation! The unexpected death of a missionary in the prime of his pastoral activity is disturbing, especially when he is the leader of a small team in challenging circumstances. It is really distressing for…