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Sinai: St Catherine’s Monastery Gets Boost

St. Catherine’s Monastery, on the slopes of Mount Horeb, currently houses about twenty Greek Orthodox monks subject to the authority of an Archbishop/abbot, and enjoys a status of autocephaly. It is considered the oldest still active Christian monastery, and in 2002 it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco for its Byzantine architecture, its…

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Missio UK: ‘Think outside the Box!’

Missio, the Pope’s official charity for world mission, is providing alternative ways for supporters to donate to the Red Box scheme during lockdown. Due to COVID-19, supporters are unable to get their iconic Red Boxes, of which there are over 200,000 in homes across England and Wales, to their local Red Box volunteers or churches…

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Uganda: Testimony of a Trappist Monk

Timeline of the Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of Victoria, Uganda. 1956 Foundation of Our Lady of Victory in Songhor (Kenya) at the request of bishop Frederick Hall mhm to Dom Willibrord van Dijk, abbot of the abbey of Koningshoeve, The Netherlands.The founding group is led by Father Pius Drijvers, the first superior. 1958 Relocation…

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15th Sunday: The Sower

This parable and its explanation are part of the 13th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, the so-called ‘discourse of parables’. This is the third of the five discourses Jesus gives in this Gospel. The first time Jesus was sitting on a mountain and preached to his disciples (5:1-2). The second discourse was directed to twelve people…

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Letter from Taizé

Brother Paolo writes: There are now a number of tents dotted over the camping field in Taizé, and at prayer times there are as many “other people” in the church as brothers of the community. This week there are more than 100 meeting participants, mostly from France and Germany. Visitors in the church need to sit…