Politicians sometimes surprise me…

Every now and then, politicians surprise me. For instance, The Rt Hon Peter Robinson MP MLA is supporting religious freedom and freedom of conscience. This has been highlighted by Faith and Pride: Glad @dupleader is taking a strong stand for freedom of conscience. http://t.co/vm2EjzLFTd — Faith And Pride (@FaithAndPride) March 9, 2015 Perhaps you should read what Faith and Pride has said about his comments… Support Religious Freedom, Support Same-Sex marriage Continue reading Politicians sometimes surprise me…

WAD service – Belfast

I’ve been planning a short service for use in St George’s Parish Church on Friday 30 November 2012 the eve of World AIDS Day in conjunction with The HIV Support Centre The service will begin promptly at eight o’clock in the evening. The aim is to remember those who have gone before, those living now, and those still to come who live with or are affected by HIV. Continue reading WAD service – Belfast

December 25 – Christmas Day

It is just after midnight, I am not out at Midnight Mass, but I am watching it on BBC1 from the Metropolitan and Cathedral Church of the Most Precious Blood, Westminster. The Mass is being celebrated  by The Most Reverend Vincent, His Grace the Archbishop of Westminster. The music is uplifting, I just wish that I were singing the introits and the chants as I have done in the past. I hope that this year, I shall renew my faith in the child that came down from heaven, born of Our Blessed Lady, in that stable in the City of … Continue reading December 25 – Christmas Day

October 8 – St Thérèse of Lisieux

St Thérèse of Lisieux Today the Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux sometimes known as “The Little Flower” are being venerated in the Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga in the University City of Oxford. To those who of my friends who are in Oxford, I ask that they pray for me, and ask St Thérèse to pray for me to have the courage to face the difficulties that my diagnosis have placed upon me. To quote one priest friend I asked to pray for me while she is in the Oratory… You will indeed be given the courage and … Continue reading October 8 – St Thérèse of Lisieux

June 23

St Etheldreda’s Day Today is St Etheldreda’s Day. The day that the Church remembers a holy Abbess in Ely, Cambridgeshire. It is the day I remember a friend of mine called Etheldreda. And remember that I have forgotten to send a card to her – I’ll have to do that later this afternoon. Hospital Clinic Last month when I was given the date for today’s appointment I mentioned that it was St Etheldreda’s day and the doctor looked at me a bit funny. I’m rather good with dates – name a day and I’ll probably be able to know what … Continue reading June 23

Day 14, part 2

Didn’t think that I would be posting again so soon. But I was greeted by post when I got back to my house after lunchtime today. Now normally post is just bills, bank statements, and various magazines to which I subscribe. But… In the last two days, I’ve received some books from friends from all around the country. The Way of the Cross for those who have AIDS and have HIV. Delia Smith’s One is Fun The Penguin book of Metaphysical Poetry To the friends who have sent these… Thank you very much. It is great to have your support. Continue reading Day 14, part 2