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Precious time with elderly

Why spending time with elderly relatives has been so good for me My grandma thanks me for our visits, but my children and I are the ones who benefit most from her time and presence. As we bustled around the house cleaning up and getting ready, I heard one of my children say, “It’s lik
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Lent course

A course for Lent. What do you believe? Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. Each session involves a short fi
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Denying ourselves

What do we do when we deny  ourselves by Fr Luigi Maria Epicoco The Gospel answer isn’t what we think. “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”  Every time we read this passage we face the same temptation: thinki
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The synodal path

  The Synod 2021 – 2023 The title of the 2023 Synod of Bishops is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission.”  But why has the Holy Father, Pope Francis called for the synodal process An explanation by the Roman Catholic Bishops of England and Wales   LI
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Year of St Joseph

St Joseph

  Three ways we wouldn’t have Jesus without St Joseph The above article is from the Aleteia website. ALETEIA ( is a Catholic social networking site that gathers together “seekers of the truth” to look for, share and disseminate the best answers to th
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International Congress in Rome

Rome International Meeting

Rome Congress The First International Meeting on the care of the elderly, will take place in Rome on 29 – 31 January 2020 The first International Conference on the pastoral care of the elderly “The richness of many years of life” is the response of the Dicastery for
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Elders, actors of evangelisation

The 9th World Meeting of Life Ascending International (MCR/Vie Montante International) took place in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, during 19 – 23 November 2018.  The theme of this meeting «Elders, actors of evangelization in a mul- tigenerational and multicul
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European News

Monique Ptak has sent news of our movement in France and Europe.  Do read more on the International page of this web site.  It is interesting to hear of plans and initiatives being prepared by other countries, as we can always learn from each other
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Retreat North

Retreat North at The Briery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire is a beautiful three days away from it all.  A time to relax, listen, meditate, pray and unwind in the quiet atmosphere of The Briery Retreat Centre.  The all-in cost is £190 and takes place from Monday 22 October to Thursday 25th Oc
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Kairos Retreat Centre

Kairos Centre

Kairos Centre is set in beautiful grounds in the heart of London.  Well Roehampton is still in London and very accessible by bus and train.  Westminster and Southwark groups invite you to spend a day at the Kairos Retreat Centre on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Fr. Alberto Pelucchi  a  Combo
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