An Unusual Week-End
10/September/2007 Filed in: Jottings
Contemplative nuns do not usually stray from their cloister, but this has been an unusual week-end. First, a visit to St Mary's, Littlehampton, to share their celebration of Our Lady's Birthday. Beautifully sunny weather, carefully prepared liturgy, and much warm-hearted hospitality made this a day to remember. It was sad not to be able to share Communion, but that is a powerful reminder of the need to pray for the unity Christ desires for his Church. There are no short-cuts in ecumenism. Our best thanks to Fr Alex, Fr Roger and the parish community. On Sunday, more feasting with the celebration of St Patrick's 60th anniversary. The church is a converted cow byre which means, of course, many resonances with Bethlehem. Our best thanks to the parish community at St Patrick's. Monday, and life returns to "normal". Routine has its blessings, too.