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What I actually noticed first was that the sanctuary bell didn't ring at the consecration. An absent sound which hardly constitutes the most important part of the Mass, but does of course help to mark a very important moment in the Mass. However, at...
A view of York Minster
Peter O’Sullivan SJ
A man standing with his head in his hand.
St Peter Chrysologus
No one can be called a child of God without first deserving the name of peacemaker.  St Peter Chrysologus  Image: a group of people at sunset
If you're unfamiliar, the Mrs Pepperpot stories were written by a Norwegian writer but very successful in English, and feature a little old lady who shrinks to the size of a pepperpot at unexpected moments. These stories of her adventures are...
A girl reading a children's book.
St John Henry Newman, whose feast is today.
I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. God has not created me for naught. St John Henry Newman
You could sense loneliness and isolation. Yet there were several groups of young children playing outside. It's funny because people often say that kids don't do that any more, but here there were plenty of children playing happily and not many...
A flower painted on a grey wall.
Peter O’Sullivan SJ
A pile of pancakes with blueberries
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