Monthly Archives: September 2016

17 09, 2016

England’s Nazareth

2019-05-28T15:37:00+00:00September 17th, 2016|

The shrine of our Lady of Walsingham is a notable part of the Catholic history of England.  In 1061 our Lady appeared there in a vision to a pious Norfolk lady, Richeldis de Faverches, and asked her to build a replica of the house at Nazareth where the Annunciation had taken place.  Richeldis did as our Lady asked, and the [...]

4 09, 2016

St Teresa of Kolkata

2019-05-28T15:40:06+00:00September 4th, 2016|

Nineteen years ago tomorrow, on the day before the funeral of Diana Princess of Wales, an 87-year-old Albanian woman named Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu passed quietly from this life into the life of eternity. Her death attracted little attention, and although she had gained a certain amount of fame in her later years, her life and achievements were judged less newsworthy [...]

3 09, 2016

Glory in the Cross

2019-05-28T15:39:58+00:00September 3rd, 2016|

On the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14th September) the sombre shadows of Holy Week are absent and throughout the month of September we glory in the triumph of Christ’s Holy Cross as the instrument of our salvation. It saves. It heals. It restores. It transforms. The sin in our lives, the pains we inflict on ourselves and [...]