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Lourdes: Pray, Love, Eat

-The journey so far, written from young pilgrims perspectives Hello readers, I have called the title of our Journey Pray Love Eat, a slight variation of Eat Pray Love (book and film, starring Julia Roberts, just in case anyone wasn’t familiar) as I feel it does really sum up our journey as young ...

Saint of the month: 29th Sept – The Archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to ...

14th August – St Maximilian Kolbe

Priest, Martyr St Maximilian Kolbe was born in January 1894 in Poland and joined the Franciscans in Lwów in 1910, and was ordained eight years later, as his country became free and independent for the first time in over 120 years. He believed that the world was passing through a time of intense ...

July 6th – St Maria Goretti

Patron Saint of youth, young women, purity, and victims of rape Maria was born in Italy in 1890, however her father died of malaria and her mother had to struggle to feed her children. In 1902 an eighteen-year-old neighbor, Alexander, grabbed her from her steps and tried to rape her. When Maria ...

What happened when a group of young adults gave up their sunny Saturday…

On Saturday 8th June a group of bright young things gathered in an upper room. Now given the surroundings were the crazy bear pub (if you’ve never been it’s worth going for a gawp!) it wasn’t quite the last supper. What it was however, was a great day filled with fun, faith, friends, and food. ...

June 24th – St John the Baptist

Patron Saint of Baptism St John the Baptist was son of Zachariah and Mary’s cousin Elizabeth. His birth was foretold to Zachariah by an Angel. He lived as a hermit in the desert of Judea until about A.D. 27. When he was thirty he began to preach and call people to “Repent, for the kingdom of ...

May 13th – St John the Silent

St John the Silent was born in 452 in Nicopolis, Armenia. He established a monatery at the age of 18 and was appointed a Bishop of Colonia at the age of 28. He spent 9 years in this role before retiring to Jerusalem to embrace the eremitical life as a hermit. He lived for seventy-five years as a ...

That Thing For Young Adults Goes to Mars!

Having missed so many of the TTFYA events until now, I can only say that I am glad that, now being 25, I have finally got around to one!  My initial impressions were that of anticipation and was really looking forward to the subject of the most recent event: ‘That Thing for Young Adults Goes to ...

April 22 – Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu 1914 – 1939

Patron Saint of Ecumenism Beatified: 25 January 1983, Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, Rome, Italy by John Paul II Blessed Sister Maria Gabriella Sagheddu was born in Sardinia in 1914. She was a Trappist nun who lived in an enclosed order of cloistered contemplative monastics and followed ...

In the life of a Priest: Seminary

Back up to Northampton, this time to be a member on the interview panel for two potential students for the priesthood.  Prior to going to Seminary to train as a priest, candidates first come to vocation weekends run by the diocese to explore the possibility of being called to the priesthood.  If ...
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