Season of Creation: The Four Seagulls
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Season of Creation: The Four Seagulls

THE FOUR SEAGULLS That’s the title of the new dotpainting which I finished yesterday.It depicts four seagulls who are anxiously looking at the people who are discussing how to stop the pollution of the oceans, especially the plastic-soup (the grey areas). The people portrayed by the Aboriginal symbol of the U, are in the green…

Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands: Historic Mill Hill Missionary Location Organises Exhibition

Encounter As part of the preparation for the Brederoc (artist name of Fr Kees Breed MHM) exhibition -12 September 2022- I came across a portrait of Father Cornelis Simons (+ 12-12-1934) in the exhibition of “Hemel en Aarde” (Heaven and Earth)  in the Tongerlohuys museum in Roosendaal Here the ‘Story of Roosendaal’ was told through…

Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art  Video
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Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art Video

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 31st October. This is a ‘Praying with Art’ video we did, set to the music of John Denver’s ‘Windsong’. Through paintings by Van Gogh, Michelangelo, etc we look at the Beauty of our world… a world that has been entrusted into our…

‘Rise and Shine’ – A Tribute to Don Bosco
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‘Rise and Shine’ – A Tribute to Don Bosco

On the occasion of the 206th anniversary of the birth of the popular Italian saint Don Bosco, the song Rise and Shine was launched. The text of the composition makes clear how the saint, after the corona pandemic, is heading with young people towards a future of hope and joy. The song was previously featured…

Artist Fr Brian Oswald MHM in Forthcoming Joint Exhibition: ‘Out of the Dark into the Light’
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Artist Fr Brian Oswald MHM in Forthcoming Joint Exhibition: ‘Out of the Dark into the Light’

Out of the Dark into the light As we leave the worst of the pandemic behind, three artists present an exhibition of celebration. Fr Brian Oswald, Caroline Gatfield and Maria Meerstadt will be present with a collection of new works. Free entry. All proceeds for for the charity ‘Open House’, run by the Mill Hill…

Year of St Joseph: A Celtic Journey with Saint Joseph
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Year of St Joseph: A Celtic Journey with Saint Joseph

To mark the “Year of St. Joseph” Vox Hiberniae draw on a variety of composers and genres to reflect musically on his life: O’Carolan, the famous Irish harper, whose familial forfeiting of estates in times of turmoil and his later nomadic existence resonate with the turbulent early years of St Joseph as he took Jesus…

Trust -A Poem Inspired by Sunday’s Gospel
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Trust -A Poem Inspired by Sunday’s Gospel

TRUST                                 (Mk 4,38)      Off we go. All aboard !All agreed, of one accord.See how the fishermen have scored;All big and little fish still stored,Some to eat and some to hoard –Hard work’s happy just reward. Don’t leave the Lord!    With him around, our hopes have soared But soon, and not to be ignored,   A huge storm came and…

World Refugee Day: The Hollow Men Monument
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World Refugee Day: The Hollow Men Monument

On Sunday, 25 April, a sculpture entitled “The Hollow Men” was unveiled in the garden of the international Church of Our Saviour in The Hague to commemorate all the unknown refugees who died at sea or in the desert during their flight to safety.  The sculpture consists of two parts, and when viewed from the…

‘Silence’: Powerful Poem by Felicia Murrell
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‘Silence’: Powerful Poem by Felicia Murrell

Silence If you’re silent,you can hear the forest breathe,the holy hush of the tree’s limb. “Silence,” said Thomas Merton, “is God’s first language”:the way it soaks into your skin,surrounds you,blanketing you like the forest’s breath. Silence:The cadence of the land at rest,the body asleep,the heart awake. Silence:The deep rhythmic breathing of a mind slowed down,an…

Fool for Christ – The Story of Dorothy Day
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Fool for Christ – The Story of Dorothy Day

In this one-woman drama, Sarah Melici masterfully plays Dorothy as well as eleven other characters, including Forster Batterham, the father of her daughter. As a costume, she wears a simple replica of the prison uniform from Dorothy’s last arrest, when she was jailed with the farm workers in Delano, California, supporting Cesar Chavez and the…