"Pour out upon us the power of your love.." LS 246
"For all things speak of you..." Laudato Si 246
“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
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Cardinal John Dew

22 hours ago

The simplest action on our part, either careless or deliberate, can shift another person from one side of this set of signs to the other. Haven’t we all experienced this at some time in our lives?
Actions which shift someone from the left to the right often come from our ego, which can drive us to do things we regret.
This is how we help another person to move from right to left:
“What is born of prayer and not from the presumption of our ego, what is purified by humility, even if it is a hidden and silent act of love, is the greatest miracle that a Christian can perform.”
Pope Francis General Audience 5 May 2021
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Uncertain future for landmark church

St Gerard’s Church is to be closed. The last Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal John Dew on Pentecost Sunday, 24 May 2021. St Gerard’s Church, which is part of…