2 Retreats in Merseyside Area 2018
will be held at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, L37 1PH Tel: 01704 875850
July 20 – 26: Fr. Pat Collins “Be Holy as God is Holy” and August 20 – 26: Bishop John Crowley
The London Catholic Worker: Guiseppe Conlon House
Is a house of hospitality for 20 homeless and destitute asylum seekers who are not allowed to work or claim benefits. It also provides meals – in collaboration with 2 churches,- for around 50 people in the Hackney area on Sundays. They often need help in form of cash donations or goods such as tinned foods. They work with people of all faiths and no faith and share the love God has given them. If you wish to volunteer ring 02083488212, there is usually a request for a three month commitment. there is free accommodation in a shared room and meals etc.
ECUMENISM – Heart of Jesus
Inner anguish, when it is fully grasped and embraced, reaches beyond the personal to the universal. It is to embrace the anguish of the age, when the age may well refuse to grieve, preferring grievance that gives rise to violence and war.
Grief on the other hand, however intense its anguish, is a peacemaker, for it is an expression of compassion.
United with the Heart of Jesus; my heart is the heart of the present age that finds in its own depth, every malady of present times and, through its own conversion becomes one with the heart that saves the world. For to convert the heart is to put it into the saving Fire of the Heart of Jesus. It is to surrender my heart’s grief to the Father, who finds in it his Son’s Heart, beating with the love of the Holy Spirit for the world – drawing down yet again, in this present age, the Divine Mercy that saves – and saves again.
From Mount Carmel, vol. 62/2, June 2014 By Mary McLaughlin OCDS
From Southwark Anglican Cathedral A special organisation:
AWARE of the presence of fear, bigotry and hate in our world a new international, ecumenical, online Spiritual Association of the Compassionate Hearts of Jesus and Mary (CCHJM) has been created to assist members in developing the virtue of compassion. .For more information: Please visit their website www.cchjm.org