Archive for December, 2011 Here’s a great video posted by Robert Colquhoun to cheer up these dreary  December days. Enjoy

School Visit


Sr Andrea was invited into St Benedicts High School, Linwood to talk to 5th Years as part of a mission last Monday 19th December. There were five different speakers from S.V.D.P., a teacher from Marys Meals, Michelle McManus and our very own Sr Andrea.  Sister Andrea was invited to speak on vocation and the work of […]

In the business of this week as we do all the essential  preparations that can only be done at the last minute, let us stop for a moment and remember the baby Jesus   who is waiting to come into our hearts this Christmas… One Among Us Sings Mary here stands among women, not above […]

In 1565, the Vatican was looking for a secret agent. It was shortly after the Council of Trent and the pope wanted to get the decrees of the Council to all the European bishops. What would be a simple errand in our day, was a dangerous assignment in the sixteenth century. The first envoy who tried to carry the […]

Prayers Please


Your prayers are needed for a young woman, Ruth who is under pressure to have an abortion.

How easy it is to stay in our comfort zone of friends, family, topics of conversation etc where we are not challenged in our beliefs.  Abortion and other  related life issues can be difficult to bring up and the fear of coming across as weird or judgemental of women with crisis pregnancies can urge us to stick […]

Womans ‘ Hour on radio 4 featured the new Christmas British Pregnancy Advisory Services’ advert yesterday and discussed in a neutral way, as to whether it was a bit much or in bad taste?  I listened quietly and rolled my eyes.  However when I saw the actual advert this morning the grossness, the disregard for […]

* Found this Advent reflection on another blog by Christine Sine and thought it would bring a smile to your face * This morning I came across this delightful video of what happens when ducklings are caught in a strong wind. What particularly impressed me was how unphased the mother was. She herded them back […]

St John of the Cross, 1542-1591. The Doctor of Mystical Theology Saint John of the Cross is the mystical doctor. His writings on the soul united with God in prayer reveal the most profound mystical expressions, experiences and insights ever imagined. They are for those precise reasons often misunderstood or misinterpreted unless one has a […]

Lucy’s name means “light”, with the same root as “lucid” which means “clear, radiant, understandable.” Unfortunately for us, Lucy’s history does not match her name. Shrouded in the darkness of time, all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who lived in Syracuse lost her life in thepersecution of Christians in the early fourth century. Her veneration spread to Rome so […]