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S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 I ssue No. 316 J u l y 2 0 1 7 I s s u e N o . 3 3 7 H a p p y 3 5 0 t h ! T h e D a u g h t e r s o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t c e l e b r a t e d t h e i r f o u n d r e s s e s 3 5 0 t h b i r t h d a y o n M a y 2 7 . T u r n t o t h e c e n t r e p a g e s f o r t h e r e p o r t , t h e b i s h o p ’ s s e r m o n a n d t h e i n s i d e s t o r y . “ F r o m o u r h u m b l e b e g i n n i n g s , a n d d e s p i t e t i m e s o f d i f f i c u l t y a n d p e r s e c u t i o n , w e a r e n o w p r e s e n t i n E n g l a n d , I r e l a n d , W a l e s , F r a n c e , B e l g i u m , H o l l a n d , R o m a n i a , U n i t e d S t a t e s , C h i l e , P e r u , N i g e r i a , C a m e r o o n , B u r k i n a F a s o , w h e r e w e s e r v e t h e p o o r , t h e s i c k a n d t h e c h i l d r e n ” . C a n o n f o r C o r b y P a g e 3 C A F O D v o l u n t e e r P a g e 5 D a u g h t e r s o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t C e n t r e p a g e s L i v e s i m p l y P a g e 1 1 JOE WALSH TOURS PILGRIMAGES LOURDES DAILY BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER 7 JULY | 6 NIGHTS From Leeds­Bradford £ 679 pp from £ 10 JULY | 5 NIGHTS From East Midlands £ 649 pp from £ £ 729 pp from £ 21 JULY | 7 NIGHTS From Liverpool £ 699 pp from £ 28 JULY | 6 NIGHTS From Manchester WE OFFER » Direct Flights to Tarbes ­ Lourdes Airport » Full religious programme led by Spiritual Director » Return airport transfers in Lourdes » Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner » Full assistance o f p r o f e s s i o n a l g u i d e s & representatives throughout » B onded & licensed for

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Are you inspired by the Sermon on the Mount? Are wishing for a better world? A re you searching for greater m eaning in your life? Are you wanting to change your priorities? Do you care about people who may struggle in their lives or who may b e vulnerable in some way? Come and talk to us at L’Arche Community in Ipswich. Tel : 01473 216426 e­mail: tony.gibbings@larche.org.uk. Website: http://www.larche.org.uk/Sites/ipswich l P a g e 2 T h e V i n e J u l y 2 0 1 7 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t W E W O U L D L I K E T O T H A N K T H E S C H O O L S O N T H I S P A G E F O R S U P P O R T I N G T H E P A P E R S e n d n e w s r e p o r t s , p h o t o s a n d o t h e r m a t e r i a l t o t h e e d i t o r , F r . P a u l H a r d y , S t . E d w a r d ’ s , B u r ­ c h a r d C r e s c e n t , S h e n l e y C h u r c h E n d , M i l t o n K e y n e s M K 5 6 D X ( v i n e 0 1 @ b t o p e n w o r l d . c o m ) . W e p r o m i s e t o p r i n t y o u r n e w s a s s o o n a s w e c a n f i n d s p a c e f o r i t . M a t e r i a l s h o u l d b e e m a i l e d w h e n ­ e v e r p o s s i b l e . I f t h i s c a n n o t b e d o n e f o r d i g i t a l p i c t u r e s t h e y s h o u l d b e s e n t t o u s o n d i s c . S e n d p h o t o g r a p h s i n j p g f o r m a t , a s s e p a r a t e a t t a c h m e n t s , a n d n o t e m b e d d e d i n W o r d d o c u m e n t s . U r g e n t a n d d a t e d i t e m s s h o u l d r e a c h u s b y t h e f i r s t S u n d a y o f t h e m o n t h b e f o r e p u b l i c a t i o n . A b o o k l e t o f a d v i c e o n w r i t i n g n e w s r e p o r t s f o r T h e V i n e i s a v a i l ­ a b l e o n r e q u e s t . P a r e n t a l p e r m i s s i o n m u s t b e s o u g h t b e f o r e p h o t o g r a p h s o f c h i l d r e n a r e s e n t f o r p u b l i c a t i o n . W h i l e w e a c c e p t u n s o l i c i t e d f e a ­ t u r e a r t i c l e s , w e r e s e r v e t h e r i g h t t o e d i t t h e t e x t o r n o t t o p u b l i s h . L e t t e r s f o r p u b l i c a t i o n m u s t i n ­ c l u d e a n a m e a n d a d d r e s s , w h i c h w i l l b e o m i t t e d o n r e q u e s t . T h e c o n t e n t o f e a c h i s s u e i s d e ­ c i d e d b y t h e e d i t o r . V i e w s e x p r e s s e d i n T h e V i n e a r e n o t n e c e s s a r i l y t h o s e o f t h e e d i t o r o r o f t h e d i o c e s e . T h e p u b l i s h e r o f T h e V i n e d e a l s w i t h a l l a d v e r t i s ­ i n g . T o p l a c e a n a d v e r t r i n g o 1 4 4 0 ­ 7 3 0 3 9 9 . F o r d i f f i c u l t i e s w i t h d i s t r i b u t i o n c o n t a c t t h e e d i ­ t o r .

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P a g e 3 T h e V i n e J u l y 2 0 1 7 Churches today are regularly having to make a decision about whether to spend limited money, received from a giving congregation, on God’s work or to spend it on heating their building when the weather turns cold. Warming people not buildings Cooltouch Heaters use infra­red energy to provide warmth to a persons legs within the pew spaces they are occupying. Contact us to arrange for a free demonstration in your church of these very efficient heaters which are safe for young children to lean against and can be colour matched to your pews if required. Cooltouch Heaters Ltd Unit 15, Pytchley Lodge Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6JQ Tel: 01536 601001 Web site: www.cooltouchheaters.co.uk Email: sales@ CooltouchHeaters.co.uk F r M i c h a e l H a r r i s o n o f O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m a n d S t J o h n O g i l v i e P a r i s h e s i n C o r b y , w a s i n s t a l l e d a s t h e n e w e s t m e m b e r o f t h e C a t h e d r a l C h a p t e r w h i c h c a r r i e s t h e t i t l e o f C a n o n . C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s C a n o n M i c h a e l ! " T h e r e a r e a l w a y s e l e v e n C a n o n s i n t h e N o r t h a m p t o n C a t h e d r a l C h a p t e r , w h o m e e t a f e w t i m e s e a c h y e a r a n d a d v i s e B i s h o p P e t e r . C a n o n s w e r e o n c e t h e m a i n a d v i s o r s t o t h e B i s h o p , a f u n c t i o n n o w a d a y s u n d e r t a k e n b y t h e B i s h o p ` s C o l l e g e o f C o n s u l t o r s . C a n o n M i c h a e l w a s o r d a i n e d i n 1 9 9 0 i n h i s h o m e p a r i s h o f S t T h o m a s A q u i n a s a n d A l l S a i n t s C h u r c h i n B l e t c h l e y w h e r e h e h a s l i v e d s i n c e h i s f a m i l y m o v e d t h e r e f r o m W e a l d s t o n e i n 1 9 6 2 . H e a t t e n d e d l o c a l s c h o o l s i n c l u d i n g S t T h o m a s A q u i n a s P r i m a r y S c h o o l f r o m i t s o p e n i n g d a y f i f t y y e a r s a g o i n S e p t e m b e r 1 9 6 7 . S i n c e o r d i n a t i o n a t t h e a g e o f 2 9 , h e h a s s e r v e d i n p a r i s h e s i n A y l e s b u r y , L u t o n , C o r b y , N o r t h a m p t o n a n d S l o u g h a s w e l l a s e l e v e n y e a r s a s P a r i s h P r i e s t i n h i s h o m e p a r i s h o f B l e t c h l e y . H e w a s a l s o D i o c e s a n Y o u t h O f f i c e r f o r f i v e y e a r s i n t h e e a r l y 1 9 9 0 ` s . B e i n g c h o s e n t o b e a C a n o n w a s a m o s t u n e x p e c t e d h o n o u r f o r F r M i c h a e l a n d n o b o d y h a s b e e n m o r e d e l i g h t e d a t t h e n e w s t h a n t h e p a r i s h i o n e r s i n C o r b y w h o a r e a b s o l u t e l y t h r i l l e d . S i n c e b e c o m i n g a C a n o n t w o j o b s h a v e c o m e t h e w a y o f C a n o n M i c h a e l : S a f e g u a r d i n g C l e r g y A d v i s o r a n d C h a i r o f C l e r g y O n g o i n g F o r m a t i o n " M a s t e r s o f t h e D u n s t a b l e f e a s t C o r b y ’ s n e w c a n o n Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e f o r A u g u s t a n d S e p t e m b e r i s A u g u s t 2 vine July 2017.qxp_Layout 1 16/06/2017 10:14 Page 3

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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e J u l y 2 0 1 7 A n d r e w B e c k e t t , a c h a p l a i n c y a s s i s ­ t a n t a t S t . P a u l ’ s s c h o o l , M i l t o n K e y n e s g r o w s a n d s e l l s h a n g i n g b a s ­ k e t s e a c h s u m ­ m e r . H e g i v e s h a l f t h e i n c o m e t o S t . E d w a r d s p a r i s h L e n t P r o j e c t . T h e o t h e r h a l f g o e s i n t o a n o r p h a n ­ a g e i n P e r u , w h e r e t h e h o m e s h a v e t o p r o v i d e f o r t h e m s e l v e s . H e r e , v o l u n t e e r s i n s p e c t t h e a r t m a t e r i a l s b o u g h t w i t h l a s t s u m ­ m e r ’ s g i f t . P a i n t i n g P e r u S O M E T I M E A G O , i n a p r e v i o u s a r t i ­ c l e , I m e n t i o n e d m y i n v o l v e m e n t i n c h u r c h c a r e o r c l e a n i n g , a t m y l o c a l p a r i s h c h u r c h f o r o n e m o r n i n g p e r w e e k . I n f a c t m y m a i n t a s k i s v a c u u m i n g a n d I f i n d i t s t r a n g e l y s o o t h i n g , r e l a x i n g a n d e v e n s p i r i t u a l , a s i t g i v e s m e a m u c h n e e d e d o p p o r t u n i t y f o r p r a y e r a n d r e f l e c t i o n . Y e t t h e o t h e r w e e k I w a s j o l t e d o u t o f m y r e v e r i e b y o n e o f m y c o ­ v o l u n t e e r s . A s s h e a p p r o a c h e d m e , d u s t e r a n d p o l i s h i n h a n d , I c o u l d ­ n ` t h e l p b u t n o t i c e t h a t s h e w a s g i g ­ g l i n g . A s I r a i s e d m y e y e b r o w s , s h e b e g a n t o e x p l a i n : “ W e ’ r e n o t s u p p o s e d t o p o l i s h t h e a c ­ t u a l s e a t s o f t h e p e w s , ” s h e s a i d , “ F o r h e a l t h a n d s a f e t y r e a s o n s . I t m a k e s t h e m t o o s l i p p e r y . B u t I w a s j u s t t h i n k i n g t h a t p e r h a p s i t m i g h t n o t b e s u c h a b a d i d e a a f t e r a l l . ” “ R e a l l y ? ” I q u e r i e d , t r y i n g t o w o r k o u t w h e r e t h e c o n v e r s a t i o n w a s g o i n g . “ Y e s ! ” s h e c o n t i n u e d . “ T h e p a r i s h ­ i o n e r s c a n s l i p s t r a i g h t o f f t h e i r s e a t s a n d o n t o t h e i r k n e e s t o p r a y , w i t h o u t h a v i n g t o m a k e a n y e f f o r t a t a l l ! ” P E R S O N A L I t w a s h a r d l y s u r p r i s i n g t h a t w e b o t h l a u g h e d a t t h e s i l l i n e s s o f t h e s u g g e s ­ t i o n b u t I a l s o m a d e a m e n t a l n o t e t o r e p e a t t h e j o k e t o a n o t h e r f r i e n d l a t e r t h a t d a y . Y e t a f t e r t h i s r e ­ t e l l i n g , I f o u n d m y s e l f s e r i o u s l y c o n t e m p l a t i n g t h e w a y s i n w h i c h w e p r a y a n d t h e s i g ­ n i f i c a n c e – i f a n y – o f t h e s e . P r a y e r i s e x t r e m e l y p e r s o n a l t o e a c h o n e o f u s a s i t i s a t t h e h e a r t o f o u r o w n r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h J e s u s C h r i s t . Y e t i n t h e m a i n w e a r e a b l e t o r e c o g ­ n i s e w h e n o t h e r s a r e p r a y i n g b y t h e i r a c t i o n s a n d b o d y l a n g u a g e . S i t t i n g o r k n e e l i n g , h a n d s p r e s s e d t o g e t h e r p a l m t o p a l m , c l a s p e d o r h e l d o u t p a l m s u p ­ p e r m o s t , a r e t h e c l a s s i c a l l y r e c o g n i s e d p o s i t i o n s f o r p r a y e r . n e i t h e r s i m p l e n o r s t r a i g h t f o r w a r d . A n d i n f a c t , t h e s e p h y s i c a l p o s i t i o n s a r e s o a c c e p t e d a s t h e n o r m , t h a t I ’ v e e v e n s e e n a f e w p e o p l e b e c o m e u p s e t , w h e n t h e y ’ r e u n a b l e t o k n e e l t o p r a y f o r m e d i c a l r e a s o n s . H E A R T S W h e n w e p r a y w e u s e o u r m i n d s a n d s o m e t i m e s o u r l i p s b u t u s i n g o u r b o d ­ i e s i n t h i s w a y i s a l s o p e r f e c t l y a c c e p t ­ a b l e . Y e t , o f m u c h g r e a t e r i m p o r t i s t h e p r a y e r w h i c h e m a n a t e s f r o m o u r h e a r t s . G o d k n o w s o u r i n n e r m o s t t h o u g h t s a n d d e s i r e s a n y w a y , r e g a r d ­ l e s s o f w h a t w e c h o o s e t o s h a r e w i t h h i m i n p r a y e r . Y e t p r a y e r i s t r u l y v i t a l t o b u i l d a n d m a i n t a i n a l o v i n g , l a s t i n g r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h t h e L o r d . F a l l i n g t o o u r k n e e s w h e n w e p r a y i s a s i g n o f r e v e r e n c e t o t h e L o r d – a n d r i g h t l y s o – b e c a u s e h e i s L o r d . Y e t i t i s t h e r e v e r e n c e o f o u r h e a r t s a n d m i n d s w h i c h w e c a n g l a d l y o f f e r t o G o d i n o u r p r a y e r l i f e . I n s h o r t , s l i p ­ p i n g t o o u r k n e e s t o w o r s h i p i s g o o d . S l i p p i n g i n t o G o d i n o u r h e a r t s i s s u b ­ l i m e . S l i p p i n g i n t o G o d … b y J u l i a B e a c r o f t vine July 2017.qxp_Layout 1 16/06/2017 10:14 Page 4

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P a g e 5 T h e V i n e J u l y 2 0 1 7 E v e r y y e a r , V o l u n t e e r s ’ W e e k i s h e l d f r o m 1 ­ 7 J u n e s o c h a r i t i e s a n d o r g a n i s a t i o n s h a v e a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o t h a n k t h e i r v o l u n ­ t e e r s a n d c e l e b r a t e t h e d i f f e r e n c e t h e y m a k e . A c r o s s t h e U K , n e a r l y 1 4 m i l l i o n v o l ­ u n t e e r r e g u l a r l y , a n d i n t h e D i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n t h e r e a r e o v e r 2 0 0 v o l u n ­ t e e r s w h o r e g u l a r l y g i v e u p t h e i r t i m e t o v o l u n t e e r w i t h C A F O D . V o l u n t e e r s h a v e b e e n a t t h e h e a r t o f C A F O D s i n c e t h e c h a r i t y ’ s b e g i n n i n g i n 1 9 6 0 , w h e n f o u r v o l u n t e e r s f r o m t h e N a ­ t i o n a l B o a r d o f C a t h o l i c W o m e n o r g a n i s e d t h e f i r s t F a m i l y F a s t D a y , t o f u n d r a i s e f o r a m o t h e r a n d b a b y c l i n i c i n D o m i n i c a . S o m e o f w h o m w e r e f r o m t h i s d i o c e s e ! O v e r h a l f a c e n t u r y l a t e r , m o r e t h a n 5 , 0 0 0 p e o p l e f r o m a l l o v e r E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s a c t i v e l y p u t t h e i r f a i t h i n t o a c t i o n e a c h y e a r a s C A F O D v o l u n t e e r s . O n e s u c h v o l u n t e e r i s R o s e B l u e t t . L a s t H a r v e s t F a s t D a y 2 0 1 6 R o s e , a r e a d e r a t O u r L a d y H e l p o f C h r i s t i a n i t y i n L u t o n , w a s a s k e d b y t h e p a r i s h v o l u n t e e r t h e n t o h e l p d e l i v e r F a s t D a y t a l k s . S h e f o u n d t h a t s h e e n j o y e d t h i s a n d f e l t t h a t i t m a d e a d i f ­ f e r e n c e . S h e t h e n c a m e f o r w a r d t o s u p p o r t t h e C A F O D v o l u n t e e r i n t h e p a r i s h b u t s o o n f o u n d h e r s e l f h a v i n g t o t a k e o v e r t h e r o l e w h e n t h e p a r i s h v o l u n t e e r s t e p p e d d o w n . T h i s d i d n o t f a z e R o s e a n d s h e i m ­ m e d i a t e l y t o o k t o t h e r o l e ! B e f o r e l o n g , R o s e b e c a m e t h e c o o r d i n a t o r f o r t h e L u t o n p a s t o r a l a r e a w h e r e s h e s t a r t e d n e t w o r k i n g w i t h t h e o t h e r v o l u n ­ t e e r s a n d p a r i s h p r i e s t s . F o r L e n t F a s t d a y 2 0 1 7 , s h e p r o a c t i v e l y g o t i n t o u c h w i t h t h e m t o f i n d o u t i f a l l p a r i s h e s h a d s o m e ­ o n e t o g i v e t h e F a s t D a y t a l k a t M a s s . W h e n s h e c o u l d n o t f i n d a v o l u n t e e r , s h e d i d i t h e r s e l f ! W h e n a s k e d w h y s h e t o o k o n t h e r o l e o f c o o r d i n a t o r , R o s e s a i d : “ I b e l i e v e i n t h e C a t h o l i c e t h o s o f C A F O D ` s w o r k i n w o r k ­ i n g f o r J u s t i c e a n d P e a c e w i t h o u t d i s c r i m i ­ n a t i o n . I e n j o y g e t t i n g t o k n o w p e o p l e a n d w o r k i n g w i t h t h e c h u r c h c o m m u n i t y . E v e n t h o u g h I a m s t i l l l e a r n i n g a b o u t C A F O D ’ s w o r k , I f e e l I c a n m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e a n d a m k e e n u s e t h e s k i l l s I h a v e t o d o s o ” . A n o t h e r , C A F O D v o l u n t e e r i n t h e d i o c e s e i s 1 6 y e a r ­ o l d I s a b e l l a f r o m D u n s t a b l e . W i t h t h e s u p p o r t a n d e n c o u r a g e m e n t o f t h e p a r i s h v o l u n t e e r , I s a b e l l e h a s g i v e n t h e F a s t D a y t a l k a t S t . M a r y ’ s i n D u n s t a b l e a n d i s n o w a n a c t i v e v o l u n t e e r w i t h C A F O D i n h e r p a r i s h . T h a n k s t o h e r e f f o r t s a n d t h e g e n e r o s i t y o f t h e p a r i s h , £ 1 , 7 0 0 w a s r a i s e d t o h e l p C A F O D ’ s v i t a l w o r k . S h e h a s a l s o s t e p p e d i n t o t h e r o l e o f m e d i a v o l u n t e e r w h e r e s h e w r i t e s a r ­ t i c l e s f o r t h e C A F O D b l o g a s s h e e n j o y s w r i t i n g . I s a b e l l e r e c a l l s h e r i n i t i a l f e e l i n g w h e n g i v i n g a F a s t D a y t a l k b a c k i n O c t o b e r . S h e s a i d : “ O n e w a y I f e l t I c o u l d c o n ­ t r i b u t e t o s u p p o r t m y b r o t h e r s a n d s i s t e r s o v e r s e a s i s b y u s i n g m y v o i c e t o l e t o t h e r s k n o w h o w t h e y c a n m a k e a n i m p a c t . I l o v e p u b l i c s p e a k i n g a n d w a s d e l i g h t e d t o g i v e t h e F a s t D a y t a l k i n m y p a r i s h . ” S h e a d d e d : “ I r e a l l y w a n t t o b e p a r t o f h e l p i n g o t h e r s t o h a v e t h i s e v e n v i a s m a l l a c t s l i k e s t a n d i n g u p a n d s p e a k i n g . ” D e b o r a h P u r f i e l d , C A F O D ’ s r e p r e s e n t a t i v e i n t h e d i o c e s e s a i d : “ W e c a n n o t d o o u r i m ­ p o r t a n t w o r k w i t h o u t t h e c o n t r i b u t i o n s o f o u r f a b u l o u s v o l u n t e e r s . T h e y h a v e b e e n s o i n s p i r a t i o n a l ! 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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e J u l y 2 0 1 7 T h e D a u g h t e r s o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t , w h o h a v e s i x c o m m u n i t i e s i n t h e d i o c e s e , h e l d a v e r y b i g p a r t y o n M a y 2 7 . I t w a s t h e 3 5 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e b i r t h o f t h e i r f o u n d r e s s , M a r i e B a l a v e n n e . T h e y g a t h e r e d i n t h e c h u r c h o f o n e o f t h e i r S i s t e r s , S i s t e r R i t a S c o t t , i s t h e A d m i n ­ i s t r a t o r o f t h e p a r i s h . T h e c o n g r e g a t i o n w a s w a r m l y w e l ­ c o m e d b y t h e P r o v i n c i a l , S i s t e r R e g i n a B o n d . S h e o f f e r e d p r o f o u n d p e r s o n a l i n s i g h t s i n t o t h e v o c a t i o n o f M a r i e B a l ­ a v e n n e a n d o f h e r c o m p a n i o n R e n e e B u r e l . T h e y w e r e b o t h t w o o r d i n a r y w o m e n , s e n s i t i v e t o t h e p l i g h t o f t h e p o o r i n r u r a l B r i t t a n y . I n 1 7 0 6 , u n d e r t h e g u i d a n c e o f J e a n L e u d u g e r , a p r i e s t o f t h e B r e t o n M i s s i o n s t h e y f o r m e d t h e f i r s t s m a l l c o m m u n i t y o f w h a t w a s t o b e c o m e t h e C o n g r e g a t i o n o f t h e D a u g h ­ t e r s o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t . I n h i s h o m i l y B i s h o p P e t e r l o o k e d a t t h e r o l e o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t i n o u r l i v e s . T t i s t h e S p i r i t “ w h o c o m e s t o u s i n o u r w e a k n e s s . ” I n o u r w e a k n e s s , o u r c o n t e n t m e n t , o u r d e l i g h t i s i n t h e H o l y S p i r i t b e c a u s e w e c a n n o t f i x t h i n g s a s t h e w o r l d t r i e s t o d o a n d f a i l s , a w o r l d w h i c h p e r m i t s a l l a n d f o r g i v e s n o t h i n g . I n t h e S p i r i t , o n t h e o t h e r h a n d , t h e C h u r c h d o e s n o t p e r m i t a l l b u t f o r g i v e s e v e r y t h i n g . W h e n I w a s y o u n g e r , I u s e d t o b e s l i g h t l y a m u s e d b y t h e d e s c r i p t i o n i n R o m a n s o f “ t h e e n t i r e c r e a t i o n g r o a n ­ i n g i n o n e g r e a t a c t o f g i v i n g b i r t h . ” B u t t h e c r e a t i v e i m p u l s e o f t h e S p i r i t i s a t w o r k i n e a c h o f u s , i n t h e C h u r c h , a n d i n t h e e n t i r e c r e a t i o n . A n d i t c a n b e p a i n f u l . W e h a v e t o w a i t o n t h e S p i r i t w i t h p a t i e n c e . T h a t t h e m e o f w a i t i n g o n t h e S p i r i t w i t h p a t i e n c e w a s b r o u g h t h o m e t o m e w h e n I w a s t a l k i n g w i t h t h e P r o v i n c i a l o f o n e o f t h e F r a n s a l i a n P r o v i n c e s i n I n d i a . I w a s t e l l i n g h i m h o w I h a d v i s ­ i t e d a c o m m u n i t y o f s i s t e r s r u n n i n g a h u g e , a l l ­ a g e g i r l s ’ s c h o o l i n V a r a n a s i . W h e n t h e s i s t e r s m e n t i o n e d t h a t t h e v a s t m a j o r i t y o f t h e s t u d e n t s a r e M u s ­ l i m , I a s k e d i n n o c e n t l y h o w m a n y c o n ­ v e r t s d i d t h e y h a v e . N o n e , t h e y r e p l i e d . A n d t h e P r o v i n c i a l s a i d , “ O f c o u r s e , w e a r e w a i t i n g o n t h e S p i r i t . ” W h a t a s p i r i ­ t u a l l e s s o n t h a t w a s f o r m e b e c a u s e I a m t e m p t e d t o l i v e a n d w o r k i n t h e s p i r i t o f t h e w o r l d a n d t r y t o f i x t h i n g s ! O n e w h o w a s a t t e n t i v e t o t h e S p i r i t w a s y o u r f o u n d r e s s , M a r i e B a l a v e n n e . A s y o u a l l k n o w s o w e l l , s h e w a s a w o m a n o f h e r t i m e , b r o u g h t u p i n a f a r m i n g c o m m u n i t y w h e r e l i f e w a s h a r d . S h e m a r r i e d a w i d o w e r w i t h f i v e c h i l d r e n w h o m s h e b r o u g h t u p a f t e r h i s d e a t h . S h e w a s a w o m a n o f p r a y e r a n d s e r v i c e s e e k i n g t o s p r e a d G o d ’ s l o v e i n r e ­ s p o n d i n g t o t h e n e e d s o f t h e p o o r p e o ­ p l e a r o u n d h e r . S h e w a s a w o m a n o p e n t o t h e p r e s s i n g n e e d s o f h e r t i m e , t e a c h i n g c h i l d r e n p r a y e r a n d t h e c a t e ­ c h i s m , a n d v i s i t i n g t h e s i c k . N o b l e ­ h e a r t e d , s h e d e v o t e d h e r s e l f t o t h e s e r v i c e o f C h r i s t a n d t h e p o o r , a n d , u l t i ­ m a t e l y , s h e w a s a w o m a n o f G o d w h o h a d l i v e d h e r l i f e a s “ a h u m b l e w o m a n i n w h o m t h e b o l d n e s s o f t h e S p i r i t d w e l t . ” I t i s w o n d e r f u l t o r e a d o f t h e m o v e m e n t o f t h e S p i r i t a m o n g t h e w o m e n w h o f o l ­ l o w e d o n f r o m M a r i e a n d h e r c o m p a n ­ i o n , R e n é e B u r e l . 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W h a t l e s s o n s w e c a n l e a r n f r o m y o u t h a t t h e r e i s n o m i s s i o n w i t h o u t a d o r a t i o n , w i t h o u t c a l l i n g o n t h e S p i r i t t o r e n e w t h e f a c e o f t h e e a r t h ; t h a t y o u d r a w s t r e n g t h t o s e r v e t h e l e s s f a v o u r e d i n s o c i e t y f r o m t h e l o v e o f t h e T r i n i t y , p r a y i n g i n a s p e ­ c i a l w a y t o t h e H o l y S p i r i t a n d s e e k i n g t h e i n t e r ­ c e s s i o n o f t h e M o t h e r o f G o d . Y o u c e r t a i n l y p a r ­ t i c i p a t e i n t h e p r a y e r o f t h e p e o p l e a m o n g w h o m y o u l i v e a n d y o u s e e k t o h e a r w h a t G o d i s s a y i n g t o y o u t h r o u g h t h e S c r i p t u r e s a n d a l l t h a t i s h a p p e n i n g i n t h e w o r l d . W i t h y o u a n d f o r y o u , i t i s a j o y t o g i v e t h a n k s t o G o d d u r i n g t h i s M a s s i n t h i s y e a r o f y o u r f o u n d r e s s . S i s t e r s c e l e b r a t e 3 5 0 y e a r s o f m i n i s t r y L e a v i n g G o d f o r G o d i s a s t u d y o f f i v e g e n ­ e r a t i o n s o f C a t h o l i c S i s t e r s i n B r i t a i n f r o m 1 8 4 7 t o 2 0 1 7 , a n d o f t h e i r w i d e ­ r a n g i n g m i n i s t r i e s t o p e o p l e i n p o v e r t y . A s m e m b e r s o f t h e C o m p a n y o f D a u g h t e r s o f C h a r i t y o f S t V i n c e n t d e P a u l – c o ­ f o u n d e d b y S t V i n c e n t d e P a u l a n d S t L o u i s e d e M a r i l l a c i n s e v e n t e e n t h ­ c e n t u r y F r a n c e – t h e D a u g h t e r s o f C h a r i t y b e l o n g t o t h e l a r g e s t t r a n s n a t i o n a l i n s t i t u t e i n t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h . T h i s c o m p r e h e n s i v e h i s t o r y , w r i t t e n w i t h f u l l a c c e s s t o t h e D a u g h t e r s o f C h a r i t y ’ s a r c h i v e s i n L o n d o n a n d P a r i s , a s s e s s e s h o w f a r t h e S i s t e r s h a v e l i v e d o u t t h e i r u n ­ d e r t a k i n g t o s e r v e t h e m o s t m a r g i n a l i s e d i n s o c i e t y . O t h e r t h e m e s e x p l o r e d i n t h e b o o k i n c l u d e : t h e n a t u r e o f t h e D a u g h t e r s ’ c o m ­ m u n i t y c u l t u r e ; t h e d e v e l o p m e n t o f M a r i a n d e v o t i o n a l l i f e i n B r i t a i n ; q u e s t i o n s o f l a y a n d r e l i g i o u s s t a t u s a n d o f g e n d e r i n t h e C a t h o l i c C h u r c h ’ s m i n i s t r y ; t h e S i s t e r s ’ e n ­ g a g e m e n t i n c i v i l s o c i e t y a n d w i t h t h e S t a t e ; a n d t h e i n t e r p l a y o f n a t i o n a l i d e n t i t i e s i n C a t h o l i c B r i t a i n . T h e h i s t o r y o f C a t h o l i c i s m i n E n g l a n d a n d S c o t l a n d i s s e e n i n f r e s h p e r s p e c t i v e t h r o u g h t h e l e n s o f t h i s s i n g u l a r t r a n s n a ­ t i o n a l c o m m u n i t y o f w o m e n . T h e i r h i s t o r y , i t i s a r g u e d , c h a l l e n g e s b o t h t h e m a i n s t r e a m n a r r a t i v e a b o u t t h e n a ­ t u r e o f p h i l a n ­ t h r o p y a n d c h a r i t y i n B r i t a i n a n d t h e C h u r c h ’ s n a r r a t i v e a b o u t C a t h o l i c S i s t e r s i n t h e t w e n t i e t h c e n t u r y . 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“ G o d m o v e s i n a m y s t e r i o u s w a y h i s w o n d e r s t o p e r f o r m ” . S o w r o t e t h e 1 9 t h c e n t u r y E n g l i s h P o e t , L o r d T e n n y s o n . T h e h i s t o r y o f t h e p r e s e n t d a y P r o v i n c e o f E n g l a n d , I r e l a n d , W a l e s , f r o m i t s b e ­ g i n n i n g i n 1 9 0 2 , i s a m o v i n g e x a m p l e o f t h e t r u t h o f T e n n y s o n ’ s w o r d s T h e a n t i ­ c l e r i c a l l e g i s l a t i o n o f t h e F r e n c h g o v e r n m e n t d u r i n g t h e l a s t d e c a d e s o f t h e 1 9 t h c e n t u r y r e a c h e d a c l i m a x i n 1 9 0 2 w i t h t h e i n i q u i t o u s ‘ L o i s u r l e s A s s o c i a t i o n s ’ a i m e d a t t h e s u p ­ p r e s s i o n o f a l l t e a c h i n g C o n g r e g a t i o n s . T h i s m e a n t e x i l e f o r t h e m a n y a n d f o r c i b l e e v i c t i o n f o r t h o s e w h o d a r e d t o r e s i s t . T h i s o p e n p e r s e c u t i o n d i d n o t t a k e o u r C o n g r e g a t i o n a l t o g e t h e r b y s u r p r i s e . A y e a r o r s o b e f o r e i t e r u p t e d , t h e M a j o r S u p e r i o r s s e n s i n g w h a t w a s l i k e l y t o c o m e , h a d b e e n s e e k i n g a f o o t h o l d e l s e ­ w h e r e . T o t h i s e n d , M g r . M o r e l l e , t h e V i c a r G e n e r a l o f S t . B r i e u c s e n t o u t l e t ­ t e r s , i n 1 9 0 1 , t o t h e B i s h o p s o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s w i t h r e f e r e n c e t o t h e p o s s i b i l ­ i t y o f o p e n i n g h o u s e s i n t h e i r c o u n t r y … T h e f i r s t t o g i v e a f a v o u r a b l e r e p l y w a s B i s h o p R i d d e l l o f N o r t h a m p t o n , o t h e r s f o l l o w e d s u i t … . B e t w e e n 1 9 0 2 a n d 1 9 1 4 e i g h t e e n f o u n ­ d a t i o n s w e r e e s t a b l i s h e d b y t h e D a u g h ­ t e r s o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t , 6 i n E n g l a n d , 1 2 i n W a l e s . . . O v e r t h e y e a r s s o m e 3 0 0 S i s ­ t e r s w e r e s e n t f r o m F r a n c e t o t h e s e f o u n d a t i o n s . T h e S i s t e r s f a c e d v e r y h a r d t i m e s ; t h e y h a d t o l e a r n a n o t h e r l a n ­ g u a g e b e c o m e a c c u s t o m e d t o a n o t h e r c u l t u r e a n d i t s t r a d i t i o n s . T h e y a l s o h a d t o o b t a i n t h e r e q u i r e d t e a c h i n g q u a l i f i ­ c a t i o n s . T h e m o s t u r g e n t a n d f o r m a n y y e a r s t h e m a i n t a s k w a s t o e n s u r e a m e a n s o f l i v e l i h o o d . T h e y b e g a n b y g i v ­ i n g l e s s o n s i n F r e n c h , m u s i c , n e e d l e ­ w o r k , p a i n t i n g a n d d r a w i n g . T h e y d i d l a u n d r y w o r k a n d e m b r o i d e r y f o r t h e m o r e w e l l t o d o p e o p l e . T r u e t o t h e c h a r i s m o f t h e C o n g r e g a t i o n t h e y r e ­ m a i n e d a t t e n t i v e t o t h e p o o r , e s p e c i a l l y t h o s e o f t h e p a r i s h w h e r e t h e S i s t e r s g a v e c a t e c h i s m l e s s o n s t o t h e c h i l d r e n , p r e p a r e d t h e m f o r t h e s a c r a m e n t s a n d v i s i t e d t h e s i c k t h e p o o r a n d h o u s e ­ b o u n d . A t O l n e y i n 1 9 0 4 , a d i s p e n s a r y w a s o p e n e d b y a s i s t e r w h o h a d m a n y y e a r s o f e x p e r i e n c e i n n u r s i n g . F r o m t h e r e , s h e a t t e n d e d , f r e e o f c h a r g e , a n y ­ o n e w h o c a m e t o h e r . D u r i n g W o r l d W a r 1 t h e s i s t e r s a t P o n t y ­ p o o l , a n d i n o t h e r h o u s e s , t o o k i n r e f u g e e s f r o m E u r o p e . T h e y s u p p o r t e d t h e s o l d i e r s i n t h e t r e n c h e s ; s e n t p a r c e l s t o p r i s o n e r s , g a v e c o n c e r t s t o r a i s e f u n d s – a l l t h i s w a s u n d e r t a k e n b y t h e S i s t e r s a n d t h e p u p i l s . A s t h e y e a r s w e n t b y t h e S i s t e r s s u c ­ c e e d e d i n o b t a i n i n g t h e U n i v e r s i t y q u a l i ­ f i c a t i o n s n e e d e d f o r t e a c h i n g a n d o v e r t h e n e x t y e a r s o p e n e d P r i v a t e B o a r d i n g S c h o o l s i n : A b e r g a v e n n y , A b e r y s t w y t h , B e d f o r d , N e w t o n A b b o t t , O l n e y a n d P o n t y p o o l . T h e S i s t e r s a l s o t a u g h t i n V o l u n t a r y A i d e d P r i m a r y a n d S e c o n d a r y s c h o o l s i n : A b e r g a v e n n y , B e d f o r d , B i r m ­ i n g h a m , C a r m a r t h e n , L u t o n , N e w t o n A b b o t t , a n d P o n t y p o o l . T h e y m a d e a n i n v a l u a b l e c o n t r i b u t i o n t o e d u c a t i o n a n d a m o n g t h e i r p u p i l s w e r e a n u m b e r o f f u ­ t u r e p r i e s t s a n d r e l i g i o u s . T h e c a r e o f t h e s i c k h a s a l w a y s b e e n o n e o f t h e t r a d i t i o n a l w o r k s o f t h e C o n g r e g a ­ t i o n b u t i n t h i s c o u n t r y , p r o f e s s i o n a l n u r s i n g i n h o s p i t a l s , d i d n o t s t a r t u n t i l a f t e r W o r l d W a r I I . S i s t e r s t h e n n u r s e d i n h o s p i t a l s , h o s p i c e s a n d j o i n e d R e d C r o s s T e a m s w h e n t h e y r e s p o n d e d t o o v e r s e a s e m e r g e n c i e s . L a t e r s o m e S i s ­ t e r s t r a i n e d a s s o c i a l w o r k e r s a n d o t h e r s b e c a m e i n v o l v e d i n S p i r i t u a l D i r e c t i o n . W e o p e n e d a R e t r e a t C e n t r e i n C l a p h a m P a r k , B e d f o r d w h i c h w e l c o m e d p e o p l e o f a l l d e n o m i n a t i o n s . A f t e r V a t i c a n I I t h e m i n i s t r i e s i n w h i c h o u r S i s t e r s e n g a g e d w e r e f u r t h e r d i v e r s i ­ f i e d . I n 1 9 6 4 t h e S i s t e r s r e s p o n d e d t o a c a l l f r o m t h e B i s h o p o f t h e O Y O D i o c e s e i n W e s t e r n N i g e r i a a n d f o u n d e d a c o m m u ­ n i t y a t I l e – I f e … . … . . t o d a y w e h a v e a t h r i v i n g V i c e ­ P r o v i n c e o f N i g e r i a . I n t h e 1 9 8 0 ’ s t w o S i s t e r s w e r e s e n t t o j o i n e x i s t i n g c o m m u n i t i e s o f D H S i n C h i l e . I n t h e 1 9 8 0 ’ s t w o S i s t e r s w e r e s e n t t o j o i n e x i s t i n g c o m m u n i t i e s o f D H S i n C h i l e . I n 1 9 9 3 t w o S i s t e r s u n d e r t o o k a p r o j e c t s u p p o r t i n g t h e B o s n i a n r e f u g e I n 1 9 9 4 , m o v e d b y t h e p l i g h t o f t h e c h i l ­ d r e n i n R o m a n i a , w e o p e n e d a D H S c o m m u n i t y a t D o f t e a n a t o w o r k i n a l o c a l o r p h a n a g e . L a t e r w e b u i l t a C o m ­ m u n i t y H o u s e , a k i n d e r g a r t e n , a n d a c h u r c h i n I u g a n i . W e w i t h d r e w f r o m R o ­ m a n i a i n 2 0 1 3 l e a v i n g o u r M i s s i o n i n t h e h a n d s o f a R o m a n i a n R e l i g i o u s C o n g r e ­ g a t i o n . I n r e c e n t y e a r s w i t h S i s t e r s r e t i r i n g f r o m p r o f e s s i o n a l w o r k m o r e v o l u n t a r y m i n ­ i s t r i e s h a v e b e e n u n d e r t a k e n s u c h a s : H o s p i t a l a n d p r i s o n c h a p l a i n c i e s ; D a y S h e l t e r s f o r t h e h o m e l e s s ; b e f r i e n d i n g w o m e n w h o h a v e b e e n t r a f f i c k e d ; i n ­ v o l v e m e n t i n t h e w o r k o f t h e S V P ; t e a c h i n g E n g l i s h t o i m m i g r a n t s ; P a r i s h m i n i s t r i e s ; – v i s i t i n g t h e s i c k a n d e l d e r l y , c o u n s e l l i n g , r e t r e a t d a y s , p r a y e r d a y s a n d f a i t h e x p l o r a t i o n p r o g r a m m e s ; J u s t i c e a n d P e a c e i n v o l v e m e n t a t l o c a l a n d d i o c e s a n l e v e l s ; p r o m o t i o n o f F a i r T r a d e g o o d s . A S i s t e r w o r k s w i t h t h e I n t e r ­ f a i t h G r a s s r o o t s T e a m i n L u t o n o n i t s S p i r i t u a l i t y o f J u s t i c e p r o j e c t . S h e i s a l s o t h e i n t e r ­ f a i t h C o ­ o r d i n a t o r f o r t h e D i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n . T o d a y i n t h e P r o v i n c e o f E n g l a n d , I r e ­ l a n d a n d W a l e s w e a r e 4 3 S i s t e r s i n 8 l o ­ c a l i t i e s : D u b l i n , A b e r g a v e n n y , L i v e r p o o l , B i r m i n g h a m , N o r t h a m p t o n , O l n e y , B e d ­ f o r d a n d L u t o n . T h e P r o v i n c i a l H o u s e a n d F o r m a t i o n C o m m u n i t y a r e i n N o r t h a m p t o n . 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T h e A r c h i b a l d F a m i l y , p a r i s h i o n e r s o f S t R i t a ’ s p a r i s h i n C a s t l e g a r , B r i t i s h C o l o m b i a , r e l e a s e d a s t a t e m e n t d e s c r i b ­ i n g C h r i s t i n e a s ‘ a p d e r s o n w h o h a d r o o m i n h e r h e a r t f o r e v e r y o n e , a n d b e l i e v e d s t r o n g l y t h a t e v e r y p e r s o n w a s t o b e v a l u e d a n d r e ­ s p e c t e d ’ . ‘ S h e l i v e d t h i s b e l i e f w o r k i n g i n a s h e l t e r f o r t h e h o m e l e s s , u n t i l s h e m o v e d t o E u r o p e t o b e w i t h h e r f i a n c e , t h e s t a t e m e n t c o n t i n u e d . ‘ S h e w o u l d h a v e h a d n o u n d e r s t a n d i n g o f t h e c a l l o u s c r u e l t y t h a t c a u s e d h e r d e a t h . P l e a s e h o n o u r h e r b y m a k i n g y o u r c o m m u n i t y a b e t t e r p l a c d e . V o l u n t e e r y o u r t i m e o r l a b o u r o r d o n a t e t o a h o m e ­ l e s s s h e l t e r . T e l l t h e m C h r i s s i e s e n t y o u ’ . I n s p i r e d p e o p l e I n t h e u p s a n d d o w n s o f o u r l i v e s , w e a r e b l e s s e d t o h a v e t h e B o o k o f P s a l m s t o g i v e u s w o r d s f o r o u r p r a y e r s . T h e p s a l m s p l a y a c e n t r a l r o l e i n t h e p u b l i c a n d p r i v a t e p r a y e r o f t h e c h u r c h , b e c a u s e t h e r e i s a p s a l m f o r e v e r y o c c a s i o n a n d m o o d . S e v e r a l p s a l m s e l o q u e n t l y e x p r e s s o u r y e a r n i n g f o r G o d , u s i n g t h e i m a g e o f t h i r s t . P s a l m 4 2 h a s t h e s y m b o l o f t h e d e e r p a n t i n g f o r w a t e r i n a h o t c l i m a t e : “ L i k e t h e d e e r t h a t y e a r n s f o r r u n n i n g s t r e a m s , s o m y s o u l i s y e a r n i n g f o r y o u , m y G o d . ” P s a l m 6 3 a l s o h a s t h e i m a g e o f t h e d r y d e s e r t l a n d w a i t i n g f o r w a t e r t o m a k e i t f r u i t f u l : “ O G o d , y o u a r e m y G o d , f o r y o u I l o n g . F o r y o u m y s o u l i s t h i r s t i n g . M y b o d y p i n e s f o r y o u l i k e a d r y , w e a r y l a n d w i t h o u t w a t e r . ” S i s t e r C a r m e l M c C a r t h y c o m ­ m e n t s : “ W h e n y o u l o o k a t a p h o t o o f a d e s e r t , w h a t c o m e s t o m i n d ? A d r y l a n d , d u s t y a n d u n p r o d u c t i v e ? B u t i f r a i n f a l l s o n t h i s d e s e r t , i t q u i c k l y p r o d u c e s s i g n s o f l i f e , e v e n t i n y f l o w e r s . – T h i s d e s e r t c a n b e l i k e y o u . O n s o m e d a y s , y o u m a y f e e l a r i d , a s d r i e d o u t a s a d e s e r t s h r u b . D o y o u t h i r s t f o r G o d ? D o y o u d e s i r e t h e O n e w h o a l o n e c a n a s s u a g e y o u r p a r c h e d h e a r t ? U s i n g p s a l m s o f d e s i r e , p e r h a p s y o u c a n a l l o w y o u r d r y n e s s t o b e c o m e f r u i t f u l . ” F a t h e r Z b i g n i e w Z i e b a a l s o m e d i ­ t a t e s o n P s a l m 6 3 : “ T h e p s a l m i s t u s e s m e t a p h o r s a n d i m a g e s s u c h a s ‘ t h i r s t i n g s o u l , ’ ‘ f a i n t i n g f l e s h ’ a n d ‘ d r y w e a r y l a n d w i t h o u t w a t e r , ’ i n o r d e r t o a l l o w t h e r e a d e r t o d i s c o v e r a d e e p m e a n i n g . T h e p o e t t h i r s t s a n d h u n g e r s f o r G o d i n a m a n n e r o t h e r t h a n t h e p h y s i c a l . I t i s , i n f a c t , a s p i r i t u a l d e s i r e . ‘ T h i r s t i n g s o u l ’ a n d ‘ f a i n t i n g f l e s h ’ a r e p o w e r f u l i m a g e s , w h i c h e x e m p l i f y t h e p s a l m i s t ’ s s p i r i t u a l t h i r s t a n d h u n g e r f o r G o d . ” A t o t h e r t i m e s , w h a t w e a r e s e e k i n g i s G o d ’ s p o w e r t o s t r e n g t h e n u s . W h e n w e e n c o u n t e r u p s e t a n d t u r m o i l i n o u r l i v e s , w e t u r n t o G o d t o g i v e u s s t r e n g t h . T h e p s a l m s e x p r e s s o u r n e e d w i t h t h e i m a g e o f G o d a s a r o c k . P s a l m 1 8 b e g i n s : “ I l o v e y o u , L o r d m y s t r e n g t h , m y r o c k , m y f o r t r e s s , m y s a v i o u r . ” W h e n w e r e ­ a l i s e t h a t w e c a n b e w e a k a n d f i c k l e , w e c a n l o o k t o w a r d s G o d f o r s t r e n g t h : “ M y G o d i s t h e r o c k w h e r e I t a k e r e f u g e . ” W h e n w e s e e t h i n g s a r o u n d u s f u l l o f u n c e r ­ t a i n t y a n d c h a n g e , w e t u r n t o G o d , w h o i s e t e r n a l . A f a m o u s h y m n s a y s : “ C h a n g e a n d d e c a y i n a l l a r o u n d I s e e . O T h o u w h o c h a n g e s t n o t , a b i d e w i t h m e . ” A n d i f w e f a c e o p p o s i t i o n , w e c a n r e l y o n G o d ’ s p o w e r t o p r o t e c t u s : “ G o d i s f o r u s a r e f u g e a n d s t r e n g t h , a h e l p e r c l o s e a t h a n d i n t i m e s o f d i s t r e s s ” ( P s a l m 4 6 ) . G o d ’ s p r o t e c t i o n i s a l s o e x p r e s s e d i n t h e i m a g e o f a s h e p h e r d . B e c a u s e t h e p e o p l e o f I s r a e l k n e w t h a t G o d c a r e d f o r t h e m , P s a l m 8 0 b e g i n s : “ O S h e p h e r d o f I s ­ r a e l , h e a r u s . ” B u t p e r h a p s m o s t f a m i l i a r t o u s i s P s a l m 2 3 : “ T h e L o r d i s m y s h e p h e r d . T h e r e i s n o t h i n g I s h a l l w a n t . ” B e c a u s e i t b e a u t i f u l l y e x p r e s s e s G o d ’ s p r o v i d e n t i a l l o v e t o w a r d s u s , w e o f t e n h e a r t h i s p s a l m a t f u n e r a l s , a l t h o u g h s o m e t i m e s i t i s s u n g o n o t h e r h a p p i e r o c c a s i o n s l i k e w e d d i n g s . T h i s p s a l m r e c o g n i s e s t h a t w e c a n g o t h r o u g h d i f f i c u l t t i m e s : “ I f I s h o u l d w a l k i n t h e v a l l e y o f d a r k n e s s , n o e v i l w o u l d I f e a r . ” T h e p s a l m i s t i s a w a r e t h a t G o d i s p r e s e n t , e v e n i f s o m e t i m e s h e c a n s e e m r e m o t e : “ Y o u a r e t h e r e w i t h y o u r c r o o k a n d y o u r s t a f f ; w i t h t h e s e y o u g i v e m e c o m f o r t . ” T h e s c r i p t u r a l i m a g e o f s h e p h e r d r e a s s u r e s u s t h a t w e a r e s a f e i n G o d ’ s h a n d s . S t T e r e s a o f A v i l a w a s a w a r e o f G o d ’ s c o n ­ s t a n t l o v e , e v e n a m i d t h e t r i a l s a n d t r i b u l a ­ t i o n s o f h e r l i f e . H e r p r a y e r ( k n o w n a s S t T e r e s a ’ s B o o k m a r k ) r e m i n d s u s o f G o d ’ s p r o v i d e n t i a l l o v e : “ L e t n o t h i n g d i s t u r b y o u . L e t n o t h i n g f r i g h t e n y o u . A l l t h i n g s a r e p a s s i n g a w a y : G o d n e v e r c h a n g e s . P a t i e n c e o b t a i n s a l l t h i n g s . W h o e v e r h a s G o d l a c k s n o t h i n g ; G o d a l o n e s u f f i c e s . ” [ F o r a r e a d a b l e g u i d e , s e e C a r m e l M c ­ C a r t h y , T h e P s a l m s : H u m a n V o i c e s o f P r a y e r a n d S u f f e r i n g ( D u b l i n : D o m i n i c a n P u b l i c a t i o n s , 2 0 1 2 ) . S e e a l s o Z b i g n i e w Z i e b a , P s a l m 6 3 ( S u t t o n C o l d f i e l d : O s c o t t P u b l i c a t i o n s , 2 0 1 3 ) . H e r e I h a v e u s e d t h e H e b r e w n u m b e r i n g s y s t e m f o r t h e P s a l m s , w h e r e a s m a n y l i t u r g i c a l b o o k s f o l l o w t h e L a t i n n u m b e r i n g s y s t e m . ] W O R D I N S E A S O N Y o u r d e a d l i n e f o r A u g u s t & S e p t e m b e r i s A u g u s t 2 vine July 2017.qxp_Layout 1 16/06/2017 10:15 Page 8

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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e J u l y 2 0 1 7 I n h i s i n s p i r i n g e n c y c l i c a l L a u d a t o S i ’ , P o p e F r a n c i s c a l l s o n e a c h o f u s t o s e e a r i g h t r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h E a r t h a s m u c h p a r t o f o u r C a t h o l i c f a i t h a s o u r r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h G o d a n d w i t h o u r n e i g h b o u r . T h e P o p e i n v i t e s u s a l l t o “ w o r k w i t h g e n e r o s ­ i t y a n d t e n d e r n e s s i n p r o t e c t i n g t h i s w o r l d w h i c h G o d h a s e n t r u s t e d t o u s ” ( # 2 4 2 ) . B i s h o p P e t e r , u p o n r e a d i n g L a u d a t o S i ’ c o m m e n t e d , “ I t e n c o m p a s s e s s u c h p r o f o u n d i n s i g h t i n t o t h e G o s p e l a n d I w o u l d v e r y m u c h e n ­ c o u r a g e a l l t o r e s p o n d t o i t s c h a l ­ l e n g e ” B u t h o w d o w e g o a b o u t d o i n g t h i s ? W h e r e d o w e s t a r t a n d w h a t a c t i o n s c a n w e t a k e ? O n e w a y w o u l d b e f o r p a r i s h e s , s c h o o l s a n d c o m m u n i t i e s t o t a k e u p t h e L i v e S i m p l y c h a l l e n g e . T h e L i v e s i m p l y c h a l l e n g e i s a n o p ­ p o r t u n i t y f o r C a t h o l i c c o m m u n i t i e s t o r e s p o n d t o P o p e F r a n c i s ’ i n v i t a ­ t i o n . I t i n v i t e s g r o u p s t o c e l e b r a t e h o w t h e y a l r e a d y l i v i n g s i m p l y a n d g i v e s t h e m t h e f o c u s a n d i n s p i r a t i o n t o g o f u r t h e r . C A F O D i s o f f e r i n g a L i v e S i m p l y a w a r d t o c o m m u n i t i e s w h o h a v e b e e n l i v i n g : • s i m p l y , • i n s o l i d a r i t y w i t h p e o p l e i n p o v e r t y a n d • s u s t a i n a b l y w i t h c r e a t i o n . T h e s e p r i n c i p l e s a r e d e e p l y r o o t e d i n C a t h o l i c t r a d i t i o n f r o m a n c i e n t t i m e s t o t h e p r e s e n t d a y . T h e a w a r d i s a g r e a t w a y o f c e l e b r a t i n g a n d t h a n k i n g c o m m u n i t i e s f o r t h e i r d e d i c a t i o n a n d b e i n g a w o n d e r f u l e x a m p l e t o a l l i n l i v i n g t h e G o s p e l ! T h e f i r s t s t e p o f a n y c o m m u n i t y w i s h i n g t o w o r k t o w a r d s t h e a w a r d i s t o c r e a t e a s m a l l t e a m , w h e t h e r t h a t i s a n e x i s t i n g C A F O D o r J u s t i c e & P e a c e g r o u p o r a h a n d f u l o f e n ­ t h u s i a s t i c p e o p l e r e a d y f o r a n e w c h a l l e n g e . H o w e v e r , i t i s v i t a l f o r t h e g r o u p t o g e t t h e b a c k i n g o f t h e i r p a r i s h p r i e s t o r H e a d t e a c h e r a s w e l l a s t h e i r c o m m u n i t y . T h i s t e a m w i l l l e a d t h e w a y b u t n o t d o e v e r y t h i n g . E a c h p e r s o n ’ s c o n t r i b u t i o n , f a m i ­ l i e s , i n d i v i d u a l s , t h e h o u s e b o u n d , p a r i s h g r o u p s ( e g S V P , b e r e a v e m e n t g r o u p , c h i l d r e n ’ s l i t u r g y , f l o w e r a r r a n g e r s , w e l c o m e r s e t c . . ) a l l p l a y a p a r t i n t h i s a n d t h e i r d i f f e r e n t s t r e n g t h s a n d i n t e r e s t s w i l l c o n ­ t r i b u t e t o m a k i n g i t a s u c c e s s . Y o u w o u l d n e e d t o P a r i s h e s w h o a r e r e g u l a r l y s u p p o r t ­ i n g t h e l o c a l f o o d b a n k , t h e h o m e ­ l e s s s h e l t e r , C A F O D F a s t D a y s , F a i r t r a d e F o r t n i g h t e t c . . . a r e a l ­ r e a d y o n t h e j o u r n e y t o L i v i n g S i m ­ p l y . . J u s t s i g n u p a n d r e g i s t e r f o r t h e a w a r d o n o u r w e b s i t e . D e b o r a h P u r f i e l d ( C A F O D c o o r d i ­ n a t o r ) s a i d , “ T h e L i v e S i m p l y a w a r d i s n o t a n e n d i n i t s e l f ; r a t h e r i t i s e n c o u r a g e m e n t t o k e e p t r y i n g t o c h a n g e f r o m c o n s u m p t i o n t o b e t t e r s t e w a r d s h i p o f c r e a t i o n a n d b e i n g f u l l y p r e s e n t t o o t h e r s . A c t i o n s c a n b e a s s i m p l e i n d i v i d u a l p l e d g e s t o w a l k i n s t e a d o f d r i v e w h e r e p o s s i ­ b l e , t o g o v e g e t a r i a n m o r e o f t e n o r f o r f a m i l i e s t o c o m e t o g e t h e r f o r a m e a l ( w i t h o u t t e c h n o l o g y a t t h e t a b l e ) a t l e a s t o n c e a w e e k . T h e y c a n a l s o b e q u i t e g r a n d a c t i o n s s u c h a s c r e a t i n g a p a r i s h g a r d e n o r a l l o t ­ m e n t . L o t s o f l i t t l e a c t i o n s t a k e n b y m a n y p e o p l e h a s a s i g n i f i c a n t i m ­ p a c t . ” B i s h o p P e t e r , h a s g i v e n h i s f u l l s u p ­ p o r t o f t h i s s t a t i n g , “ I t w o u l d b e r e ­ a l l y w o n d e r f u l i f w e c o u l d r e s p o n d t o t h e L a u d a t o S i ’ c h a l l e n g e a n d b e a L i v e S i m p l y D i o c e s e . ” F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n t h e L i v e s ­ i m p l y a w a r d , p l e a s e g o t o c a f o d . o r g . u k / l i v e s i m p l y o r c a l l D e b ­ o r a h o n 0 1 8 4 4 2 7 4 7 2 3 ( d p u r ­ f i e l d @ c a f o d . o r g . u k ) f o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n . C a n w e b e a L i v e S i m p l y d i o c e s e ? vine July 2017.qxp_Layout 1 16/06/2017 10:15 Page 10

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