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Our Vigil for Holy Founder last night.

Today we end the novena to St Francis de Sales, as we begin his feast with 1st Vespers & a Vigil service this evening. We wish you many blessings & remember you & all your intentions in prayer at adoration all day tomorrow.

The little painting opposite was brought from France by Mother Therese Chantal Hurard, who founded the Visitation in England in 1804.

'O Theotimus, the soul of our Saviour knew each one of us by name & by surname: above all on the day of His Passion when He offered His tears, His prayers, His blood & His life for all ....'
          St Francis de Sales


Many of us have used the Metro in Paris & even more the Underground in London. It's a quick way of travelling, if not a comfortable trip during the times of rush-hour. Its span covers over 250 miles deep beneath the surface & yesterday was the 153th anniversary of the opening of the London Underground. We all use different modes of travel to reach our destinations & so it is in our spiritual lives; we may travel side by side with the same goal in view, but some of us make stops on the way, take diversions, choose different times; we may or may not choose who we tavel with. Won't it be great when we reach our final stop, go up that final escalator & fall into the arms of Jesus?
Let's pray for all travellers today, that the holy angels will surround them & bring them safely to their destination

6.1.19.   The Epiphany

'What can I give Him
feeble as I am,
If I were a shepherd
I would give a lamb;
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
give Him my Heart.



These shadow dancers are amazing.
They have such a creative skill. Click on the picture opposite.

Happy New Year to everyone.
We are still in awe at the Incarnation story that we just celebrated a week ago; or are we like the Scottish farmer who couldn't believe such a story?  To read it click on the picture opposite



As we approach the end of the year it's time to begin another webpage and share some Christmas pics with you. Sr Paul Miryam celebrated her 92nd birthday on Christmas day, you will see her blowing out the candles on her cake - not 92 of them! May these post-Christmas days bring you joy & rest & may you look forward in hope to the year ahead.

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