THE WHITE FLOWER APPEAL

This Sunday sees the annual appeal for funds by SPUC, The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child. It is called the White Flower Appeal after The White Rose movement, a non-violent, intellectual resistance to the Nazis in Germany at the height of the Second...

SEASONS AND NEW YEAR WISHES

Just a line to let you know, I’m turning very deaf and slow, But growing old disgracefully, Seems just the very job to me! Do as I like; don’t give a damn, I take my pills; I take my dram, I’m warm and cosy and well fed, I’ve got my books; I’ve got my bed, I think...

REFLECTING ON DIFFICULT TIMES

In quiet moments, when reflecting on suffering and pain, I think it a bit ‘over the top’ to identify my minor aches and pains with the passion of Christ. Then I remind myself that nothing is too small or insignificant in the eyes of God. Mine may be a very light cross...

A THOUGHT FOR ADVENT

“What is the primary aim of all evangelisation and of all catechesis?  Possibly that of teaching people a certain number of eternal truths, or of passing on Christian values to the rising generation?  No, it is to bring people to a personal encounter with Jesus...