Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila
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Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila

Since Pope Francis declared that the year 2021 would be dedicated to St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, there has been a surge of interest in how this great saint can help us grow in the spiritual life. St Teresa of Avila did much to popularise devotion to St Joseph, for whom she had…

50 Years of Service to the Missions
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50 Years of Service to the Missions

50 Years of Service to the Missions.  “Whatever you are giving to the missions you are giving to the Lord.” (Hugh Brennan, Hexham & New Castle Diocese, July 2021) On Sunday 4th July, Fr Dermot and myself celebrated Mass at St Michael’s Parish in Houghton-Le-Spring in New Castle. Mr Hugh Brennan had contacted our Missio…

Mill Hill Cardonald: A Birthday and other Celebrations
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Mill Hill Cardonald: A Birthday and other Celebrations

Here’s a photographic record of Fr Bill Tollan’s recent 86th birthday and other celebrations.

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…

Laudato Si’: What Are Your Personal Priorities?
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Laudato Si’: What Are Your Personal Priorities?

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), which aims to activate the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to tackle the climate crisis, runs an online course to educate and empower people to bring the Laudato Si’ Encyclical of Pope Francis to life. The Laudato Si’ Animators are mainly Catholics who have graduated from this course, and are…

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…

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 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,…

Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’
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Cameroon: Webinar on ‘the World’s Most Neglected Conflict’

The central African nation of Cameroon is better known for football, but its bloody, under-reported conflict deserves our attention. The right of minorities to self-determination is at the heart of violence blighting the lives of millions of unarmed civilians. The Vatican has been increasingly diplomatically engaged, encouraging the Cameroon government to participate in inclusive peace…

The cup
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The cup

Our Mill Hill Missionary community at Maidenhead recently had a Day of Recollection. It was led by Dr. Judith Thomas, who recently became Catholic. Her two talks were beautiful and most apt for Lent and the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Paul Mooney mhm Click image below: