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S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 I ssue No. 316 A s a i n t ? P a g e 4 S c h o o l s M a s s P a g e 6 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 Issue No. 316 D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 I s s u e N o . 3 5 4 M e l l o r a n d M o t t r a m , e s t a b l i s h e d i n 1 9 7 3 , p r ov i d e a n d i n s t a l l s o l u t i o n s f o r t h e specialist heating needs of all churches including V i ctorian and medieval c h ur c h es throughout the UK. Chur c h heating systems can be designed for either t r a d i t i o n a l b o i l e rs a n d r a d i a t o r s o r w ar m a i r . W e c a n p r o v i d e g a s , o i l a n d b o i l e r h e a t i n g e q u i p m e n t . A t M e l l o r a n d M o t t r a m w e h a ve t h e d e s i g n a n d i n s t a l l a t i o n e x pertise to advise you impartially of the most suita b l e he a t ing system f o r your c h ur c h . Free surveys and impartial advice, contact Stuart Mottram U n i t 2 0 , B r i t a n n i a B u s i n e s s P a r k , N o r t h R o a d , C o b r i d g e , S t o k e o n T r e n t , S T 6 2 PZ Fr e e p h o n e : 0 8 0 0 6 4 4 6 2 4 0 M o b : 0 7 8 3 6 6 2 2 4 3 9 F a x : 0 1 7 8 2 2 6 8 7 2 5 E m a i l : s a l e s @ m e l lo r a ndmo t t r a m.co.u k W e b : w w w . m e l l o r a n d m o t t r a m . c o m M E L L O R & M O T TRAM L T D I N D U S T R I A L A N D C O M M E R C I A L H E A T I N G E N G I N E E R S Church H e a t i n g S o l ut i o ns M Mellor and Mottram, established in 1973, provide and install solutions for the specialist heating needs of all churches including Victorian and medieval churches throughout the UK. Church heating systems can be designed for either traditional boilers and radiators or warm air. We can provide gas, oil and boiler heating equipment. At Mellor and Mottram we have the design and installation expertise to advise you impartially of the most suitable heating system for your church. Free surveys and impartial advice, c ontact Stuart Mottram 30a Sandon Road, Meir, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST3 7DL Freephone: 0800 644 6240 M ob: 07836 622439 T el: 01782 274537 E mail: sales@mellorandmottram.com W eb: www.mellorandmottram.co.uk S c h o o l s M a s s 2 0 1 8 O l n e y ’ s P o p p y P a g e 3

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T h e V a t i c a n h a s a n ­ n o u n c e d t h a t A l b i n o L u ­ c i a n i – b e t t e r k n o w a s P o p e J o h n P a u l I – h a s m o v e d f o r w a r d o n t h e p a t h t o s a i n t h o o d , a n d c a n n o w o f f i c i a l l y b e c a l l e d “ V e n e r a b l e ” b y f a i t h f u l a r o u n d t h e w o r l d . A n n o u n c e d i n a N o v . 9 c o m m u n i q u e f r o m t h e V a t i c a n , t h e P o p e ` s d e c i ­ s i o n t o g r e e n l i g h t t h e c a u s e w a s m a d e t h e d a y b e f o r e , d u r i n g a N o v . 8 m e e t i n g w i t h C a r d i n a l A n g e l o A m a t o , P r e f e c t o f t h e C o n g r e g a t i o n f o r t h e C a u s e s o f S a i n t s . W i t h F r a n c i s ` a p p r o v a l o f h i s h e r o i c v i r t u e , “ P a p a L u ­ c i a n i , ” w h o u n t i l n o w h a s h e l d t h e t i t l e “ S e r ­ v a n t o f G o d , ” c a n b e c a l l e d “ V e n e r a b l e , ” w h i c h i s t h e s t e p b e f o r e b e a t i f i c a t i o n . B o r n O c t . 1 7 , 1 9 1 2 , i n I t a l y ’ s n o r t h e r n V e n e t o r e g i o n , A l b i n o L u c i a n i w a s e l e c t e d P o p e A u g . 2 6 , 1 9 7 8 , a n d t o o k a d o u b l e n a m e a f t e r h i s t w o i m m e d i a t e p r e d e c e s s o r s , S t . J o h n X X I I I a n d B l . P a u l V I . H e s e n t s h o c k w a v e s a r o u n d t h e w o r l d w h e n h e d i e d u n e x p e c t e d l y j u s t 3 3 d a y s l a t e r , m a k ­ i n g h i s o n e o f t h e s h o r t e s t p o n t i f i c a t e s i n t h e h i s t o r y o f t h e C h u r c h . T h e f i r s t P o p e t o b o r n i n t h e 2 0 t h c e n t u r y , h e i s a l s o t h e m o s t r e c e n t I t a l i a n ­ b o r n P o n t i f f a n d i s o f t e n r e f e r r e d t o a s “ t h e S m i l i n g P o p e ” b y t h o s e w h o k n e w h i m o r r e m e m b e r h i s e l e c t i o n . I n 1 9 5 8 , L u c i a n i w a s n a m e d B i s h o p o f t h e V i t t o r i o V e n e t o d i o c e s e b y S t . J o h n X X I I I , a n d w a s c o n s e c r a t e d b y t h e P o p e h i m s e l f i n S t . P e t e r ` s B a s i l i c a . L u c i a n i w a s a m o n g t h e b i s h o p s p r e s e n t f r o m a r o u n d t h e w o r l d f o r t h e o p e n i n g o f t h e S e c ­ o n d V a t i c a n C o u n c i l i n 1 9 6 2 , a n d h e a t t e n d e d e a c h o f t h e f o u r s e s s i o n s b e f o r e t h e C o u n c i l ` s c l o s e i n 1 9 6 5 . I n 1 9 6 9 h e w a s n a m e d P a t r i a r c h o f V e n i c e b y B l . P o p e P a u l V I , o n e o f t h e f e w p a t r i a r c h a t e s i n t h e L a t i n C h u r c h . T h e A r c h b i s h o p o f V e n i c e i s t y p i c a l l y m a d e a c a r d i n a l , a n d L u ­ c i a n i r e c e i v e d h i s r e d h a t f r o m P a u l V I i n 1 9 7 3 . P a g e 2 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 G e t t i n g i n t o p r i n t 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 . P u b l i s h e r : B e l l c o u r t L t d , N 2 B l o i s M e a d o w B u s i n e s s C e n t r e , S t e e p l e B u m p s t e a d , H a v e r h i l l , S u f f o l k , C B 9 7 B N T e l e p h o n e : 0 2 0 7 1 1 2 6 7 1 0 N e w s b e y o n d N o r t h a m p t o n Advertisement for Director of Heritage Centre Nottingham, England Overall purpose: Management and development of Heritage Centre The Little Company of Mary (LCM) is an International Congregation of Religious women, founded by the Venerable Mary Potter in Nottingham, England in 1877. We invite applications for a Director for the Heritage Centre in Nottingham. The role is required to ensure the provision of a unique, innovative and interactive service that honours the legacy of Mary Potter and the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary. The centre opened in 2010, is home to the artefacts of the LCM and provides an interactive experience journeying with the Founder, Venerable Mary Potter. The centre depicts the life and spirituality of the founder as she began the LCM in Hyson Green, Nottingham and how the story continues to the present day. It provides space for individuals, local and international groups to meet with guides and avail of the experience. The successful applicant will: • Promote the life and vision of Mary Potter and the Mission and Spirituality of the LCM by working on projects and programmes that will assist the LCM to further develop the Centre. • Be accountable for the day to day operations of the Heritage Centre and work with LCM Sisters on future programmes and opportunities. • Ensure effective and efficient operation of the Heritage Centre, is responsible for the overall monitoring of planned maintenance, staff and resources inclusive of budgeting. • Further develop the Heritage Centre by means of networking and promoting the Heritage Centre locally and internationally. Hours of employment: 35­37.5 hours per week with flexibility. Salary Package: Commensurate with experience Method of application: Initial enquires to the Province Leader to request a Position Description via e­mail at lcm.ef@btinternet.com or via the website at www.lcmsisters.org.uk Applications close: 17 December 2018 at 5.00 pm Interviews: Week commencing Monday 28 January 2019 R o m e W a n t t o k n o w m o r e a b o u t y o u r F a i t h ? J o i n u s f o r a b a s i c i n t r o d u c t i o n t o t h e C a t h o l i c F a i t h i n f o u r p a r t s : G O D , T H E C H U R C H , T H E M O R A L L I F E , P R A Y E R . F o r e a c h p a r t t h e r e i s a d a y o f e n g a g i n g t e a c h i n g w i t h o p ­ p o r t u n i t i e s f o r i n t e r a c t i o n a n d d i s c u s s i o n . C o s t : £ 2 5 p e r p e r s o n p e r d a y ( £ 1 0 f o r t h e u n ­ w a g e d ) . P r i c e i n c l u d e s a f u l l l u n c h . N o q u a l i ­ f i c a t i o n s n e e d e d ­ j u s t i n t e r e s t , g o o d w i l l a n d a s e n s e o f h u m o u r ! L a u n c h a n d P a r t I : J a n u a r y 3 1 2 0 1 9 , 1 0 a m ­ 3 p m ( a r r . 9 . 3 0 a m f o r r e f r e s h m e n t s ) . N O R E S C e n t r e , H o l y G h o s t P a r i s h , 3 3 W e s t ­ b o u r n e R o a d , L u t o n , L U 4 8 J D . T o b o o k , c o n t a c t a d m i n @ n o r e s . o r g . u k o r p h o n e J a c k i e o n 0 1 5 8 2 7 2 3 3 1 2 . C a t h o l i c B a s i c s C o u r s e J e s o l o A l t h o u g h s a n d c a s t l e s a n d s c u l p t u r e s u s u a l l y c o n j u r e u p i m a g e s o f h o t s u m m e r s o n t h e b e a c h , t h e V a t i c a n w i l l u n v e i l a m a s s i v e N a ­ t i v i t y s c e n e m a d e e n t i r e l y o f s a n d d u r i n g t h e c o l d R o m a n w i n t e r . A c c o r d i n g t o t h e V a t i c a n n e w s p a p e r , L ` O s s e r v a t o r e R o m a n o , t h e N a t i v i t y s c e n e d i s p l a y e d i n S t . P e t e r ` s S q u a r e w i l l f e a t u r e a 5 2 ­ f o o t w i d e s a n d s c u l p t u r e f r o m J e s o l o , a n I t a l i a n s e a s i d e r e s o r t t o w n r o u g h l y 4 0 m i l e s n o r t h o f V e n i c e . T h e i n t r i c a t e s c u l p t u r e , a l o n g w i t h a 4 2 ­ f o o t ­ t a l l r e d s p r u c e t r e e d o n a t e d b y t h e D i o c e s e o f C o n c o r d i a ­ P o r d e n o n e i n t h e n o r t h e r n I t a l i a n r e g i o n o f V e n e t o , w i l l b e u n v e i l e d a t t h e V a t ­ i c a n ` s a n n u a l t r e e l i g h t i n g c e r e m o n y D e c . 7 . B a s ­ r e l i e f s a n d s c u l p t u r e s , l i k e t h e o n e t h a t w i l l b e f e a t u r e d i n S t . P e t e r ` s S q u a r e , a r e a t r a d i t i o n i n J e s o l o w h i c h , s i n c e 1 9 9 8 , h a s b e e n t h e h o m e o f a n a n n u a l s a n d s c u l p t u r e f e s t i v a l .

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P a g e 3 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 Y o u p r o b a b l y r e m e m b e r t h e m a g n i f i c e n t d i s p l a y o f c e r a m i c p o p p i e s a t t h e T o w e r o f L o n d o n i n 2 0 1 4 t h a t c o m m e m o r a t e d t h e c e n t e n a r y o f t h e s t a r t o f t h e F i r s t W o l d W a r . I t w a s v e r y p o p u l a r , p a r t i c u ­ l a r l y t h e w a y t h e f l o w e r s w e r e a r r a n g e d t o f l o w , s y m b o l i s i n g b l o o d f l o w i n g f r o m t h e ‘ w e e p i n g w i n d o w ’ . T h i s d i s p l a y c a u g h t t h e i m a g i n a t i o n o f a n u m b e r o f c o m m u n i t i e s w h o d e c i d e d t o c r e a t e s o m e t h i n g s i m i l a r t o c o m m e m o ­ r a t e t h e c e n t e n a r y o f t h e e n d o f t h i s d r e a d f u l w a r . K n i t t i n g a n d c r a f t p r o j e c t s w e r e l a u n c h e d a c r o s s t h e U K a n d t h e C o m m o n w e a l t h c r e a t i n g p o p p y d i s p l a y s a t c h u r c h e s , m u s e u m s , l i b r a r i e s a n d i n p u b l i c s p a c e s . A c h u r c h i n G r i m s b y h a s 8 , 0 0 0 k n i t t e d p o p p i e s a d o r n i n g t h e t o w e r a n d l i b r a r i e s a c r o s s N o r f o l k a r e h o s t i n g d i s p l a y s . A f i e l d o f 6 2 , 0 0 0 k n i t t e d p o p p i e s h a s b e e n c r e a t e d a t t h e A u s t r a l i a n W a r M e m o r i a l i n C a n b e r r a a n d a c o m m u n i t y i n C a l ­ g a r y , C a n a d a h a s d e c o r a t e d i t s c h u r c h w i t h o v e r 7 , 5 0 0 k n i t t e d p o p p i e s . T h e k n i t t i n g g r o u p a t O u r L a d y H e l p o f C h r i s t i a n s & S t L a w r e n c e C h u r c h i n O l n e y h a s u n d e r t a k e n a n u m b e r o f c h a r ­ i t y k n i t t i n g p r o j e c t s o v e r t h e p a s t y e a r , a n d w e d e c i d e d t h a t w e w o u l d l i k e t o c r e ­ a t e a p o p p y i n s t a l l a t i o n f o r o u r c h u r c h , t o c o m m e m o r a t e t h o s e f r o m t h e p a r i s h w h o g a v e t h e i r l i v e s i n t h e w a r . T h e r e a r e 3 2 8 n a m e s o f s e r v i c e m e n ( a n d t h e y a r e a l l m e n ) f r o m W o r l d W a r 1 r e c o r d e d o n t h e w a r m e m o r i a l s i n O l n e y a n d 1 8 v i l ­ l a g e s i n t h e p a r i s h s e r v e d b y o u r c h u r c h ; o u r p o p p i e s a r e i n t h a n k s f o r t h e s a c r i ­ f i c e t h e y m a d e . W e a g r e e d w i t h F a t h e r M a l c o l m a n d D e a c o n P e t e r t h a t t h e f o n t w o u l d b e a n a p p r o p r i a t e p l a c e t o d i s p l a y t h e p o p p i e s , i n t h e h e a r t o f t h e c h u r c h , I t i s w h e r e C h r i s t i a n l i f e b e g i n s , a n d t h e p o p p i e s r e p r e s e n t t h o s e w h o d i e d i n o r d e r t h a t o t h e r s m a y c o n t i n u e t o l i v e i n f r e e d o m , r e f l e c t i n g t h e c y c l e o f l i f e . O u r k n i t t i n g g r o u p h a s 9 m e m b e r s , a n d o t h e r p a r i s h i o n e r s h e l p e d b y m a k i n g p o p p i e s f o r u s ­ w e a r e g r a t e f u l f o r t h e i r h e l p . W e a l s o t h a n k V i v Y o u n g w h o h e l p e d u s w i t h t h e d i s p l a y , a n d m a d e t h e ‘ s k i r t ’ o n w h i c h t h e y a r e p l a c e d . T h e d i s ­ p l a y h a s o v e r 2 0 0 p o p p i e s – w e h o p e y o u e n j o y i t . J a n e t G o o d l a n d O l n e y ’ s P o p p y M e m o r i a l T h e r e m e m b r a n c e p o p p y w a s i n s p i r e d b y t h e W o r l d W a r I p o e m " I n F l a n d e r s F i e l d s " . I t s o p e n i n g l i n e s r e f e r t o t h e m a n y p o p p i e s t h a t w e r e t h e f i r s t f l o w e r s t o g r o w i n t h e c h u r n e d ­ u p e a r t h o f s o l d i e r s ` g r a v e s i n F l a n d e r s , a r e ­ g i o n o f B e l g i u m . [ 2 ] I t i s w r i t t e n f r o m t h e p o i n t o f v i e w o f t h e d e a d s o l d i e r s a n d , i n t h e l a s t v e r s e , t h e y c a l l o n t h e l i v i n g t o c o n t i n u e t h e c o n f l i c t . [ 3 ] T h e p o e m w a s w r i t t e n b y C a n a d i a n p h y s i c i a n , L i e u t e n a n t C o l o n e l J o h n M c C r a e , o n 3 M a y 1 9 1 5 a f t e r w i t n e s s i n g t h e d e a t h o f h i s f r i e n d , a f e l l o w s o l d i e r , t h e d a y b e f o r e . T h e p o e m w a s f i r s t p u b l i s h e d o n 8 D e c e m b e r 1 9 1 5 i n t h e L o n d o n ­ b a s e d m a g ­ a z i n e P u n c h . I n 1 9 1 8 , M o i n a M i c h a e l , w h o h a d t a k e n l e a v e f r o m h e r p r o f e s s o r s h i p a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f G e o r g i a t o b e a v o l u n t e e r w o r k e r f o r t h e A m e r i c a n Y M C A , w a s i n s p i r e d b y t h e p o e m a n d p u b l i s h e d a p o e m o f h e r o w n c a l l e d " W e S h a l l K e e p t h e F a i t h " . [ 4 ] I n t r i b u t e t o M c ­ C r a e ` s p o e m , s h e v o w e d t o a l w a y s w e a r a r e d p o p p y a s a s y m b o l o f r e m e m b r a n c e f o r t h o s e w h o f o u g h t a n d h e l p e d i n t h e w a r . [ 2 ] A t a N o v e m b e r 1 9 1 8 Y M C A O v e r s e a s W a r S e c r e ­ t a r i e s ` c o n f e r e n c e , s h e a p p e a r e d w i t h a s i l k p o p p y p i n n e d t o h e r c o a t a n d d i s t r i b u t e d 2 5 m o r e t o t h o s e a t t e n d i n g . S h e t h e n c a m ­ p a i g n e d t o h a v e t h e p o p p y a d o p t e d a s a n a ­ t i o n a l s y m b o l o f r e m e m b r a n c e . A t a c o n f e r e n c e i n 1 9 2 0 , t h e N a t i o n a l A m e r i c a n L e g i o n a d o p t e d i t a s t h e i r o f f i c i a l s y m b o l o f r e m e m b r a n c e . [ 2 ] A t t h i s c o n f e r e n c e , F r e n c h ­ w o m a n A n n a E . G u é r i n [ 5 ] w a s i n s p i r e d t o i n ­ t r o d u c e t h e a r t i f i c i a l p o p p i e s c o m m o n l y u s e d t o d a y . I n 1 9 2 1 s h e s e n t h e r p o p p y s e l l e r s t o L o n d o n , w h e r e t h e s y m b o l w a s a d o p t e d b y F i e l d M a r s h a l D o u g l a s H a i g , a f o u n d e r o f t h e R o y a l B r i t i s h L e g i o n . I t w a s a l s o a d o p t e d b y v e t e r a n s ` g r o u p s i n C a n a d a , A u s t r a l i a a n d N e w Z e a l a n d . [ 2 ] J a m e s F o x n o t e s t h a t a l l o f t h e c o u n t r i e s w h o a d o p t e d t h e r e m e m b r a n c e p o p p y w e r e t h e " v i c t o r s " o f W o r l d W a r T h e F l a n d e r s P o p p y

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P a g e 4 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 C h e s t e r t o n a S a i n t f o r o u r t i m e s ? B e f o r e t h e R o m a n c a m e t o R y e o r o u t t o S e v e r n s t r o d e , T h e r o l l i n g E n g l i s h d r u n k a r d m a d e t h e r o l l i n g E n g l i s h r o a d . A r e e l i n g r o a d , a r o l l i n g r o a d , t h a t r a m b l e s r o u n d t h e s h i r e , A n d a f t e r h i m t h e p a r s o n r a n , t h e s e x t o n a n d t h e s q u i r e ; A m e r r y r o a d , a m a z y r o a d , a n d s u c h a s w e d i d t r e a d T h e n i g h t w e w e n t t o B i r m i n g h a m b y w a y o f B e a c h y H e a d . G i l b e r t K e i t h C h e s t e r t o n , K C * S G ( 2 9 M a y 1 8 7 4 – 1 4 J u n e 1 9 3 6 ) , w a s a n E n g l i s h w r i t e r , p o e t , p h i l o s o p h e r , d r a m a t i s t , j o u r n a l i s t , o r a t o r , l a y t h e ­ o l o g i a n , b i o g r a p h e r , a n d l i t e r a r y a n d a r t c r i t i c . C h e s t e r t o n i s o f t e n r e f e r r e d t o a s t h e " p r i n c e o f p a r a d o x " . T i m e m a g a z i n e h a s o b s e r v e d o f h i s w r i t i n g s t y l e : " W h e n e v e r p o s s i b l e C h e s t e r t o n m a d e h i s p o i n t s w i t h p o p u l a r s a y ­ i n g s , p r o v e r b s , a l l e g o r i e s — f i r s t c a r e ­ f u l l y t u r n i n g t h e m i n s i d e o u t . ” C h e s t e r t o n i s w e l l k n o w n f o r h i s f i c ­ t i o n a l p r i e s t ­ d e t e c t i v e F a t h e r B r o w n , a n d f o r h i s r e a s o n e d a p o l o g e t i c s . E v e n s o m e o f t h o s e w h o d i s a g r e e w i t h h i m h a v e r e c o g n i s e d t h e w i d e a p p e a l o f s u c h w o r k s a s O r t h o d o x y a n d T h e E v e r l a s t i n g M a n . C h e s t e r t o n r o u t i n e l y r e f e r r e d t o h i m s e l f a s a n " o r t h o d o x " C h r i s t i a n , a n d c a m e t o i d e n t i f y t h i s p o s i t i o n m o r e a n d m o r e w i t h C a t h o l i c i s m , e v e n t u a l l y c o n v e r t ­ i n g t o C a t h o l i c i s m f r o m H i g h C h u r c h A n g l i c a n i s m . G e o r g e B e r n a r d S h a w , h i s " f r i e n d l y e n e m y " , s a i d o f h i m , " H e w a s a m a n o f c o l o s s a l g e n i u s . " B i ­ o g r a p h e r s h a v e i d e n t i f i e d h i m a s a s u c c e s s o r t o s u c h V i c t o r i a n a u t h o r s a s M a t t h e w A r n o l d , T h o m a s C a r l y l e , C a r d i n a l J o h n H e n r y N e w m a n , a n d J o h n R u s k i n . C h e s t e r t o n d i e d o f c o n g e s t i v e h e a r t f a i l u r e o n t h e m o r n i n g o f 1 4 J u n e 1 9 3 6 , a t h i s h o m e i n B e a c o n s f i e l d , B u c k i n g h a m s h i r e . H i s l a s t k n o w n w o r d s w e r e a g r e e t i n g s p o k e n t o h i s w i f e . T h e h o m i l y a t C h e s t e r t o n ` s R e ­ q u i e m M a s s i n W e s t m i n s t e r C a t h e ­ d r a l , L o n d o n , w a s d e l i v e r e d b y R o n a l d K n o x o n 2 7 J u n e 1 9 3 6 . K n o x s a i d , " A l l o f t h i s g e n e r a t i o n h a s g r o w n u p u n d e r C h e s t e r t o n ` s i n f l u ­ e n c e s o c o m p l e t e l y t h a t w e d o n o t e v e n k n o w w h e n w e a r e t h i n k i n g C h e s t e r t o n . " H e i s b u r i e d i n B e a ­ c o n s f i e l d i n t h e C a t h o l i c C e m e t e r y . C h e s t e r t o n ` s e s t a t e w a s p r o b a t e d a t £ 2 8 , 3 8 9 , a p p r o x i m a t e l y e q u i v a l e n t i n 2 0 1 2 t e r m s t o £ 1 . 3 m i l l i o n . N e a r t h e e n d o f C h e s t e r t o n ` s l i f e , P o p e P i u s X I i n v e s t e d h i m a s K n i g h t C o m m a n d e r w i t h S t a r o f t h e P a p a l O r d e r o f S t . G r e g o r y t h e G r e a t . G . K ’ s l i f e a n d t i m e s

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P a g e 5 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 T h e s e w e r e t h e w o r d s w i t h w h i c h A r c h b i s h o p O d a m a f r o m G u l u i n U g a n d a f i n i s h e d h i s p o w e r f u l t a l k a t N O R E S i n H o l y G h o s t P a r i s h C e n t r e , L u t o n o n 1 1 O c t o b e r . A n a u d i e n c e o f 1 6 c l e r g y a n d 1 5 v o l u n t e e r s / s u p p o r t e r s c a m e t o h e a r h i m s h a r e h i s a m a z i n g e x p e r i e n c e . J a n e T r o t t ( C A F O D s c h o o l s ’ v o l u n t e e r ) w r i t e s : “ T h e A r c h b i s h o p h a d b e e n i n v i t e d t o t a l k w i t h c l e r g y a n d v o l u n t e e r s f r o m C A F O D a n d M I S S I O i n t h e D i o c e s e . B i s h o p P e t e r w e l ­ c o m e d h i m t o t h e d i o c e s e . A r c h b i s h o p O d a m a s h a r e d h o w t h e c o m p l e m e n t a r y a n d i n t e g r a t e d a p p r o a c h o f C A F O D a n d M I S S I O h a v e h e l p e d t o d e v e l o p h i s c o u n t r y a n d i t s p e o p l e . H e e x p l a i n e d t h a t : “ C A F O D i s a n o p e n ­ h e a r t e d o r g a n i s a t i o n w h o h a s a l w a y s b e e n s t a n d i n g a l o n g s i d e u s , w o r k i n g f o r p e a c e . T h e y h a v e a s e n s e o f s o l i ­ d a r i t y w i t h h u m a n i t y e s p e c i a l l y d u r i n g t h e b a d t i m e s . C A F O D h a s s t o o d b y u s t o p r o v i d e s u p p o r t w h e n w e n e e d e d i t m o s t ” . H e t h e n t h e n w e n t o n t o s a y t h a t : “ M I S S I O i s m o r e t h a n s h a r i n g o u r f a i t h ; b y h e l p i n g u s r e b u i l d t h e c h u r c h e s d a m a g e d d u r i n g t h e w a r , t h e y a r e h e l p i n g o u r C h u r c h t o b e t h e r e f o r p e o p l e w h o h a v e c o m e b a c k t o U g a n d a t o r e b u i l d t h e i r l i v e s . O u r c h i l d r e n c a n g o t o s c h o o l a g a i n ” . H e t h a n k e d h i s b r o t h e r p r i e s t s , b i s h o p a n d l a i t y s a y i n g , “ T h a n k y o u t o a l l o f y o u , f o r y o u r s a c r i f i c e . Y o u a r e k e e p i n g t h e h e a r t o f J e s u s a l i v e i n y o u r c o m m u n i t i e s a n d o u r s . ’ F o r m a n y , t h e m o s t c o m p e l l i n g p a r t o f h i s t a l k w e r e d e s c r i p t i o n s o f h i s o w n u p b r i n g i n g a n d h i s w o r k f o r p e a c e i n a c o u n t r y r i v e n w i t h s t r i f e a n d b e s e t b y e c o n o m i c i n j u s t i c e . H i s f a t h e r , a l t h o u g h d e t e r m i n e d l y n o t b a p ­ t i s e d h i m s e l f , t a u g h t h i s s o n v i t a l l e s s o n s w h i c h b r o u g h t t h e A r c h b i s h o p t o h i s w o r k f o r p e a c e . H i s f a t h e r i m b u e d i n h i m a n e e d t o r e ­ s p e c t o t h e r s , t o t r e a t e v e r y o n e i n t h e s a m e w a y h e t r e a t e d h i s o w n f a m i l y a n d t o n o t c r e ­ a t e e n m i t y . H e l e a r n e d o f s e r v i c e , l o v e , c o m ­ p a s s i o n a n d e q u a l i t y . T h e s e p r i n c i p l e s , w h i c h a r e t h e f u n d a m e n t a l s o f s o c i a l j u s t i c e , d r o v e t h e A r c h b i s h o p t o t a k e p h y s i c a l r i s k s i n o r d e r t o b r i n g p e a c e a n d j u s t i c e t o h i s c o u n t r y . H e g a v e t h e a s s e m b l e d v i s i t o r s h a i r ­ r a i s i n g a c c o u n t s o f g o i n g i n t o t h e b u s h , a l o n e , t o f a c e J o K o n y a n d o t h e r l e a d e r s o f t h e L o r d ’ s R e ­ s i s t a n c e A r m y ( L R A ) w i t h o n l y h i s f a i t h i n G o d f o r p r o t e c t i o n . H e w e n t a l o n e s o a s n o t t o e n d a n g e r a n y o n e e l s e ! H i s w o r k a l s o i n ­ c l u d e d t r y i n g t o g e t j u s t i c e f o r r e f u g e e s i n U g a n d a . O v e r t w e n t y y e a r s a g o , U g a n d a n s f r o m t h e n o r t h o f t h e c o u n t r y h a d t o e s c a p e i n t o n e i g h b o u r i n g S u d a n a n d l i v e t h e r e f o r y e a r s a s r e f u g e e s . A r c h b i s h o p O d a m a s h o w e d s o l i d a r i t y w i t h t h e s t a t e l e s s b y s l e e p i n g o u t o f d o o r s t o r a i s e t h e p r o f i l e o f t h e s i t u a t i o n t o t h e w o r l d . N o w t h e p o l i t i c a l s i t u a t i o n i s r e v e r s e d , a n d U g a n d a i s w e l c o m i n g r e f u g e e s f r o m S o u t h e r n S u d a n . T h e A r c h b i s h o p i s s t i l l w o r k i n g r e ­ l e n t l e s s l y , d e m a n d i n g a c t i o n f r o m l o c a l l e a d ­ e r s t o p u t a n e n d t o t h i s a p p a l l i n g s i t u a t i o n . T h e A r c h b i s h o p q u o t e d P o p e S t J o h n ­ P a u l w h o s e v i e w o n g i v i n g w a s t h a t w e s h o u l d “ g i v e t o o t h e r s e v e n w h e n w e d o n ’ t h a v e e n o u g h ” . T h i s w a s a f a n t a s t i c m e s s a g e f o r o u r o v e r c o n s u m i n g w o r l d , a m e s s a g e o f t r u e s h a r i n g a n d s e l f l e s s d o n a t i o n . A r c h b i s h o p O d a m a s h o w e d u s i n o n e s h o r t h o u r h o w h e l i v e s o u t t h e s e p r i n c i p l e s , i n a l i f e t r u s t i n g c o m p l e t e l y i n G o d ’ s l o v e a n d p r o ­ t e c t i o n a n d t h e p o w e r o f p r a y e r . H e w a s i n ­ s i s t e n t t h a t h e c o u l d n ’ t d o a n y o f t h i s o n h i s o w n a n d s e n t p r a y e r s a n d t h a n k s t o t h o s e w h o s u p p o r t h i m a n d h i s c o u n t r y . 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P a g e 7 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 1ST-3RD FEB 2019 LUX. Gold ...... Residential weekend for young catholics : 11-18yrs WWW.NYMO.ORG 01582 720627 FOR THE DIOCESE OF NORTHAMPTON I t w a s a w o r k o f p e r f e c t i o n . T h e r e w a s n ’ t a s e a t t o s p a r e i n S t . M a r y ’ s , D u n s t a b l e , o n O c ­ t o b e r 1 2 . A l l t h e p e r f o r m e r s h a d b e e n d r i l l e d t o p e r f e c t i o n . E v e n t h e y o u n g p r i m a d o n n a s w h o s a n g t h e r e s p o n s o r i a l p s a l m s h o w e d a s k i l l b e y o n d t h e i r y e a r s . T h e r e a d i n g s t o l d t h e s t o r y o f t h e c a l l o f S a m u e l a n d t h e c a l l o f t h e a p o s t l e M a t t h e w . B i s h o p P e t e r t a l k e d a b o u t t h e c h a l l e n g e s o f h e a r i n g G o d ’ s c a l l a n d h a v i n g t h e c o u r a g e t o a n s w e r i t . H e d e s c r i b e d a c l a s s i c p a i n t i n g o f t h e c a l l o f M a t t h e w . J e s u s i s l o o k i n g d i r e c t l y a t M a t t h e w . B u t M a t t h e w , t h e t a x c o l l e c t o r , h a s h i s e y e s o n l y o n t h e p i l e o f h i s m o n e y o n t h e t a b l e i n f r o n t o f h i m . A t t h e e n d o f M a s s S i x t h F o r m s t u d e n t s f r o m C a r d i n a l N e w s m a n s c h o o l , L u t o n , p r e s e n t e d t h e b i s h o p w i t h g i f t s f r o m t h e s c h o o l s o f t h e d i o c e s e t o m r k h i s d i d t y y e a r s o f p r i e s t l y m i n ­ i s t r y . n S c h o o l s M a s s : 2 0 1 8

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P a g e 8 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 The church needs religious sisters URGENTLY to bring Christ to others by a life of prayer and service lived in the community of Ignation spirituality. Daily Mass is the centre of community Our Lady of Fidelity Our Lady of Fidelity life. By wearing the religious habit we are witnesses to the consecrated way of life. If you are willing to risk a little love and would like to find out how, contact Sister Bernadette. Late vocations up to the age of 46 welcomed. COVENT OF OUR LADY OF FIDELITY Central Hill, Upper Norwood, LONDON SE19 1RS Telephone: 07973 6002563 or Fax: 0208 766 6579 Mobile: 07760 297001 Ministers of Religion T T R R A A V V E E L L I I N N S S U U R R A A N N C C E E arranged for readers of The Vine A A N N N N U U A A L L T T R R A A V V E E L L I I N N S S U U R R A A N N C C E E AVAILABLE TO ANYONE UP TO 85 YEARS OF AGE. MOST PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ACCEPTED T T O O P P Q Q U U A A L L I I T T Y Y C C O O V V E E R R With a 24 hour helpline and an air ambulance get-you-home service. Mention this advert to get a Special Vine discount. Don’t forget we can also sell SINGLE-TRIP COVER, with no maximum age limit and up to £20,000 cancellation cover per couple. CALL FOR DETAILS AND PRICES 0116 272 0500 Real people ­ not machines! FT Travel Insurance Car Hire Authorised and r egulated by the FCA you are invited to a Rosary procession/gathering To be celebrated on Monday 10th December 2018 at the Angelus time of 6pm. Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone Church 300 Saxon Gate West Milton Keynes MK9 2ES O ur Lady promised: “The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven. For more information please phone Monica on 07401 366 330 S t Anne, mother of Mary Immaculate, pray for us O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee F east of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary m I n h i s v i d e o t o t h e d i o c e s e l a s t y e a r , B i s h o p P e t e r f i r s t c h a l l e n g e d u s t o c h a n g e f r o m a s k ­ i n g “ w h a t i s t h e C h u r c h g o i n g t o d o f o r m e ” t o “ w h a t a r e w e , a s a C h u r c h , g o i n g t o d o t o ­ g e t h e r ” ? O u r Y e a r f o r P r a y e r a n d V o c a t i o n h a s b e e n a r i c h t i m e f o r e x p l o r i n g h o w w e , a s C h u r c h , m o v e f o r w a r d s , r e c o g n i s i n g t h a t e v ­ e r y o n e h a s a p a r t t o p l a y i n o u r f u t u r e . A c r o s s t h e d i o c e s e , t h o u s a n d s o f p e o p l e a r e i n v o l v e d i n m a k i n g c h u r c h h a p p e n i n o u r l o c a l c o m m u n i t i e s , f r o m t h e p e o p l e w e a l l r e c o g n i s e l e a d i n g t h e m u s i c o r r e a d i n g a t M a s s , t o t h o s e g e t t i n g o n q u i e t l y i n t h e b a c k ­ g r o u n d , t a k i n g c o m m u n i o n t o t h e s i c k , c l e a n ­ i n g t h e c h u r c h o r h e l p i n g w i t h t h e c o n f i r m a t i o n p r o g r a m m e . D r i v i n g a r o u n d t h e d i o c e s e , I h a v e t h e p r i v i ­ l e g e o f m e e t i n g l o t s o f o u r v o l u n t e e r s a n d h e a r i n g t h e i r s t o r i e s . S t a c e y a n d K e l s e y , a t O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m p a r i s h i n C o r b y , h e l p r u n t h e p a r i s h y o u t h g r o u p . T h e y d o i t b e c a u s e t h e y w a n t t o g i v e b a c k , a n d b e c a u s e t h e y ’ r e p a s s i o n a t e a b o u t y o u n g p e o p l e s t a y ­ i n g p a r t o f t h e c h u r c h . G e d , f r o m S t J o s e p h ’ s p a r i s h , G e r r a r d s C r o s s , l o v e s v o l u n t e e r i n g w i t h C a f o d b e c a u s e h e ’ s p u t t i n g h i s f a i t h i n t o a c t i o n , h e l p i n g t o m a k e a r e a l d i f f e r e n c e , a n d m e e t i n g n e w p e o p l e . D a v e , f r o m G u a r d i a n A n g e l s p a r i s h i n A y l e s b u r y , w a s i n s p i r e d t o b e c o m e a v o l u n t e e r h o s p i t a l c h a p l a i n a f t e r h i s w i f e r e c o v e r e d f r o m a s e v e r e i l l n e s s , a n d n o w t a k e s c o m m u n i o n i n e v e n o n C h r i s t m a s D a y t o h e l p t h o s e t h a t c a n ’ t g e t t o M a s s . J o a n , H o l y C r o s s , B e d f o r d , h a s h e l p e d w i t h c h i l d r e n ’ s l i t u r g y , f i r s t c o m m u n i o n a n d c o n ­ f i r m a t i o n p r o g r a m m e s a n d n o w r u n s A l p h a a n d B i b l e T i m e l i n e c o u r s e s . M a t t i e , a y o u n g v o l u n t e e r a t S t A n n e ’ s , W e n d o v e r , l o v e s b e i n g p a r t o f t h e m u s i c g r o u p b e c a u s e h e l i k e s g e t t i n g i n v o l v e d i n t h e c o m m u n i t y a n d b e c a u s e i t ’ s a l o t o f f u n . P e o p l e d o l e a d b u s y l i v e s t h e s e d a y s , b u t w e a l l m a k e t i m e f o r t h e t h i n g s t h a t a r e i m p o r ­ t a n t t o u s . G e t t i n g i n v o l v e d i n y o u r p a r i s h * H e l p s y o u t o m e e t n e w p e o p l e , e v e n i f y o u ’ v e b e e n g o i n g t o t h e s a m e p a r i s h f o r y e a r s . * G i v e s y o u a f e e l i n g o f b e i n g a t t h e h e a r t o f t h e p a r i s h * A n d h e l p s y o u t o m a k e a r e a l d i f f e r e n c e t o p e o p l e ’ s l i v e s * Y o u c a n l e a r n n e w s k i l l s w h i c h c a n h e l p w i t h w o r k i n g l i v e s , e v e n l e a d i n g t o a n e w c a ­ r e e r , e g h e l p i n g w i t h c h i l d r e n , v i s i t i n g t h e s i c k i n h o s p i t a l , b o o k k e e p i n g o r c o m p u t e r s k i l l s . G o i n g f o r w a r d i n t o t h e f u t u r e , w e c a n m a k e s u c h a d i f f e r e n c e b y l e a n i n g i n a n d g e t t i n g i n ­ v o l v e d . T h e r e a r e g o i n g t o b e n e w r o l e s a n d n e w t r a i n i n g f o r t h e m . I f y o u w a n t t o d o m o r e i n y o u r p a r i s h , s p e a k t o y o u r p a r i s h p r i e s t , o r a s k a r o u n d i n t h e p a r i s h t o s e e w h a t j o b s n e e d d o i n g . I f y o u ’ r e s t r u g g l i n g t o g e t v o l u n t e e r s , a v o l u n t e e r i n g w o r k s h o p f o r t h e p a r i s h o r p a s t o r a l a r e a c a n h e l p w i t h g e t t i n g n e w p e o p l e , k e e p i n g t h e o n e s y o u h a v e , a n d d e a l i n g w i t h t r i c k y s i t u a t i o n s . P a t F u c h t e r , f r o m S t J o s e p h ’ s i n A y l e s b u r y , r u n s t h e h o m e l e s s p r o j e c t f o r t h e p a r i s h , p r o ­ v i d i n g h o t m e a l s o n c e a w e e k . S h e l o v e s t h e f a c t t h a t t h e p a r i s h c a n m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e f o r t h e p o o r e s t p e o p l e i n t h e t o w n . H o w w i l l y o u a n s w e r B i s h o p P e t e r ’ s c h a l l e n g e : “ w h a t a r e w e , a s a C h u r c h , g o i n g t o d o t o g e t h e r ? ” F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n v o l u n t e e r i n g , o r t o b o o k a v o l u n t e e r i n g w o r k s h o p , c o n t a c t A v r i l o n a v r i l @ n o r t h a m p t o n . c o m o r 0 7 8 2 3 7 7 8 3 1 0 . A v r i l B a i g e n t P a s t o r a l M i n i s t r y A d v i s o r D i o c e s e o f N o r t h a m p t o n 0 7 8 2 3 7 8 8 3 1 0 O u r a m a z i n g v o l u n t e e r s “ W h a t a r e w e , a s a C h u r c h , g o i n g t o d o t o g e t h e r ? ” Blessed John Henry Newman Parish, High Wycombe (St Wulstan’s Hollis Rd, Totteridge, HP13 7UN & Our Lady of Grace, Squirrel Ln, Booker, H P12 4RY) C hristmas 2018 Schedule M on Dec 10: Service of Reconciliation/Confessions @ OLG 7.30pm Sun Dec 16: C horal Concert @ St W 4.15pm C hristmas Eve 24th Dec: Carols 4.30pm followed by Mass with c hildren’s activities @ OLG 5pm C arols, followed by Midnight Mass @ St W 11.30pm Christmas Day 25th Dec: Mass @ St W 9.00am M ass OLG @ 11am Jan 1: International Thanksgiving Mass @ OLG 10am

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P a g e 9 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 F u n e r a l S e r v i c e s H e l p i n g w i t h a l l y o u r n e e d s I f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o a d v e r t i s e i n t h i s s e c t i o n p l e a s e c a l l J a n e t o n 0 1 4 4 0 7 3 0 3 9 9 · A family run C a t h o l i c f u n e r a l D i r e c t o r s · A very personal service · 2 4 h o u r c a l l o u t · O r d e r o f S e r v i c e p r i n t i n g · F l o r i s t · P r e ­ P a i d f u n e r a l p l a n s a v a i l a b l e C h a p e l s O f R e s t i n H o u g h t o n R e g i s a n d A r l e s e y e ­ m a i l p e t e r @ b e n e d i c t f u n e r a l . c o . u k websi t e w ww.benedictfuneral.co.uk T e l 0800 634 4505 · A family run Catholic Funeral Directors · A very personal service · 24 hour call out · Order of Service printing · In House Florist · Pre­Paid funeral plans available C hapels Of Rest in Houghton Regis and Arlesey e­mail peter@benedictfuneral.co.uk website www.benedictfuneral.co.uk Houghton Regis 01582 249268 or Arlesey 01462 337684 "Compassionate care when you need it most" Independent Family Funeral Directors with over 15 years experience We cover Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes • Cremations • Burials • Green Burials • Private Chapel of Rest • Flowers • Catering • Headstones • Pre paid Funeral Plans • Home Arrangements • Personal Service •24 Hour Service 01234 757529 www.haseldines.co.uk

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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 E v e r y y e a r , a l m o s t w i t h o u t t h i n k i n g a b o u t i t , w e i n c o r p o r a t e c e r t a i n p l a n t s p e c i e s i n t o o u t C h r i s t m a s c e l e b r a t i o n s . T h e m o s t o b v i o u s i s t h e C h r i s t m a s t r e e , l i n k e d h i s t o r i c a l l y i n E n g l a n d t o P r i n c e A l b e r t – b u t i t s u s e i n B r i t i s h h o m e s g o e s b a c k t o a t l e a s t 1 7 6 1 w h e n C h a r l o t t e w i f e o f G e o r g e I I I p u t u p a t r e e a t t h e r o y a l c o u r t . ( I t ’ s p r o b a b l y w o r t h n o t i n g h e r e t h a t t h e f i r s t a r t i f i c i a l ­ b r u s h C h r i s t m a s t r e e w a s p r o d u c e d u s i n g t h e s a m e m a c h i n e r y t h a t w a s o r i g i n a l l y d e s i g n e d t o p r o d u c e t o i l e t b r u s h e s . ) T h r e e o t h e r p l a n t s a r e i n t i m a t e l y a s s o c i ­ a t e d w i t h C h r i s t m a s : h o l l y , i v y a n d m i s t l e t o e – a n d i n a l l c a s e s t h e i r e c o l o g y i s c l o s e l y l i n k e d t o t h e i r c u l t u r a l u s e s . O f a l l t h e t r e e s t h a t a r e i n t h e w o o d H o l l y , l i k e i v y a n d m i s t l e t o e , i s a w i n t e r g r e e n a n d t h e b r i n g i n g o f g r e e n v e g e t a ­ t i o n i n t o t h e h o m e i s c l o s e l y l i n k e d t o r e ­ b i r t h b o t h o f s p r i n g a n d o f C h r i s t . I t i s t h e h o l l y t h a t m o s t c l o s e l y b e a r s t h e c r o w n – i t s s p i n y l e a v e s a n d r e d b e r r i e s l i n k t o J e s u s ’ c r o w n o f t h o r n s . B u t s u c h a l i n k d o e s n o t e x p l a i n w h y h o l l y i s l i n k e d t o C h r i s t m a s r a t h e r t h a n E a s t e r . T h e H o l l y a n d t h e I v y H o l l y w a s a n i m p o r t a n t e l e m e n t i n d e e r p a r k s a n d o l d h u n t i n g e s t a t e s – a n d t h e n a m e h o l l y s t i l l s u r v i v e s i n m o d e r n p l a c e n a m e s s u c h a s H o l l i n s , H o l m H o d d e r , H o l l y o a k s a n d H o l l y w o o d – a n d w e r e i m p o r t a n t f o r w i n t e r f o o d . I n t h e N e w F o r e s t , i n s o u t h e r n E n g l a n d , h o l l y i s s t i l l c u t d o w n a s b r o w s e f o r t h e p o n i e s . T h e s p i n y d e n s e c a n o p y o f h o l l y a l s o m e a n t t h a t i t w a s u s e f u l a s p r o t e c t i o n . I t w a s s o m e t i m e s p l a n t e d n e x t t o s a p l i n g s o f v a l u a b l e t r e e s p e c i e s t o p r o v i d e s o m e p r o t e c t i o n f r o m g r a z i n g a n i m a l s a n d i t i s n o t u n u s u a l t o s e e h o l l y g r o w i n g n e x t t o o a k s a n d o t h e r t r e e s , e i t h e r f r o m d e l i b ­ e r a t e p l a n t i n g o r a r e s u l t o f s e e d s b e i n g d e p o s i t e d b y b i r d s r o o s t i n g o n t h e b r a n c h e s a b o v e . H o l l y h a s a l s o b e e n t h o u g h t t o p r o t e c t t h e h o m e – t h e h o l l y y o u p u t a r o u n d t h e d o o r a c t i n g a s f l y p a p e r f o r f a i r i e s , t r a p ­ p i n g a n y e v i l s p i r i t s w h o t r y t o e n t e r . H o l l y a n d I v y a r e o f t e n l i n k e d t o g e t h e r a t C h r i s t m a s ; t h i s g o e s b a c k m u c h f u r ­ t h e r , t o t h e i d e a o f t h e h o l l y ( m a l e ) a n d i v y ( f e m a l e ) b e i n g b u r n t t o g e t h e r a t t h e p a g a n f e s t i v a l o f B e l t a n e . I v y , l i k e h o l l y , i s a n i m p o r t a n t e v e r g r e e n e d i b l e p l a n t s p e c i e s i n U K w o o d l a n d . O n e o f o n l y f i v e w o o d y c l i m b e r s , l i k e m i s t l e t o e i t c a n f o r m d e n s e g r o w t h s i n c a n o p i e s t h a t c a n c a u s e h a r m t o t h e h o s t . P o i n s e t t i a i s l i n k e d w i t h b o t h C h r i s t m a s a n d r o m a n c e . I v y i s u n u s u a l a m o n g t h e s e s p e c i e s i n b e i n g a s s o c i a t e d w i t h d e a t h a n d m e l a n c h o l y a s w e l l a s r e b i r t h . M i s t e l t o e : f e r t i l i t y p l a n t E u r o p e a n m i s t l e t o e V i s c u m a l b u m i s a p a r t i a l p a r a s i t e ; i t d r a w s s o m e n u t r i t i o n f r o m t h e h o s t t r e e b u t a l s o m a k e s i t s o w n e n e r g y t h r o u g h p h o t o s y n t h e s i s . I t i s u n ­ u s u a l i n b e i n g a p a r a s i t i c s p e c i e s t h a t w a s d e l i b e r a t e l y s p r e a d b y h u m a n s a s i t w a s t h o u g h t t o e n c o u r a g e f r u i t i n g i n o r ­ c h a r d t r e e s . P l i n y b e l i e v e d t h a t m i s t l e t o e s e e d s h a d t o b e e a t e n b y b i r d s t o g e r m i ­ n a t e , i n d e e d t h e n a m e m i s t l e t o e m e a n s d u n g o n a s t i c k . M i s t l e t o e i s m o s t o f t e n a s s o c i a t e d w i t h l o v e , r o m a n c e , c o u r t s h i p a n d t h e s n o g a t t h e C h r i s t m a s p a r t y . I t s e a r l y a s s o c i a ­ t i o n s a r e r a t h e r m o r e s e x u a l a n d w h e n y o u l o o k a t i t s d i s t i n c t i v e s h a p e i t i s f a i r l y e a s y t o s e e w h y . M i s t l e t o e h a s p a i r s o f w o o d y s h o r t s t e m s c o m i n g o f f a t r i g h t a n g l e s w i t h t w o o r m o r e w h i t i s h b a l l ­ l i k e b e r r i e s a t t h e j u n c t i o n o f t h e s t e m s . T h e b e r r i e s w h e n s q u a s h e d s e c r e t e a w h i t e s t i c k y l i q u i d . P o i n s e t t i a P l a n t s P o i n s e t t i a p l a n t s a r e n a t i v e t o C e n t r a l A m e r i c a , e s p e c i a l l y a n a r e a o f s o u t h e r n M e x i c o k n o w n a s ` T a x c o d e l A l a r c o n ` w h e r e t h e y f l o w e r d u r i n g t h e w i n t e r . T h e a n c i e n t A z t e c s c a l l e d t h e m ` c u e t l a x o ­ c h i t l ` . T h e A z t e c s h a d m a n y u s e s f o r t h e m i n c l u d i n g u s i n g t h e f l o w e r s ( a c t u ­ a l l y s p e c i a l t y p e s o f l e a v e s k n o w n a s b r a c t s r a t h e r t h a n b e i n g f l o w e r s ) t o m a k e a p u r p l e d y e f o r c l o t h e s a n d c o s ­ m e t i c s a n d t h e m i l k y w h i t e s a p w a s m a d e i n t o a m e d i c i n e t o t r e a t f e v e r s . ( T o d a y w e c a l l t h e s a l a t e x ! ) T h e p o i n s e t t i a w a s m a d e w i d e l y k n o w n b e c a u s e o f a m a n c a l l e d J o e l R o b e r t s P o i n s e t t ( t h a t ` s w h y w e c a l l t h e m P o i n ­ s e t t i a ! ) . H e w a s t h e f i r s t A m b a s s a d o r f r o m t h e U S A t o M e x i c o i n 1 8 2 5 . P o i n ­ s e t t h a d s o m e g r e e n h o u s e s o n h i s p l a n ­ t a t i o n s i n S o u t h C a r o l i n a , a n d w h i l e v i s i t i n g t h e T a c o a r e a i n 1 8 2 8 , h e b e c a m e v e r y i n t e r e s t e d i n t h e p l a n t s . H e i m m e ­ d i a t e l y s e n t s o m e o f t h e p l a n t s b a c k t o S o u t h C a r o l i n a , w h e r e h e b e g a n g r o w i n g t h e p l a n t s a n d s e n d i n g t h e m t o f r i e n d s a n d b o t a n i c a l g a r d e n s . O n e o f t h e f r i e n d s h e s e n t p l a n t s t o w a s J o h n B a r t r a m o f P h i l a d e l p h i a . A t t h e f i r s t P h i l a d e l p h i a f l o w e r s h o w , R o b e r t B u i s t , a p l a n t s ­ m a n f r o m P e n n s y l v a n i a s a w t h e f l o w e r a n d h e w a s p r o b a b l y t h e f i r s t p e r s o n t o h a v e s o l d t h e p o i n s e t t i a s u n d e r t h e i r b o t a n i c a l , o r l a t i n n a m e , n a m e ` E u p h o r b i a p u l c h e r r i m a ` ( i t m e a n s , ` t h e m o s t b e a u t i f u l E u p h o r b i a ` ) . T h e y w e r e f i r s t s o l d a s c u t f l o w e r s . I t w a s o n l y i n t h e e a r l y 1 9 0 0 s t h a t t h e y w e r e s o l d a s w h o l e p l a n t s f o r l a n d s c a p i n g a n d p o t p l a n t s . T h e E c k e f a m i l y f r o m S o u t h ­ e r n C a l i f o r n i a w e r e o n e o f , i f n o t , t h e f i r s t t o s e l l t h e m a s w h o l e p l a n t s a n d t h e y ` r e s t i l l t h e m a i n p r o d u c e r o f t h e p l a n t s i n t h e U S A . I t i s t h o u g h t t h a t t h e y b e c a m e k n o w n a s P o i n s e t t i a i n t h e m i d 1 8 3 0 s w h e n p e o p l e f o u n d o u t w h o h a d f i r s t b r o u g h t t h e m t o A m e r i c a f r o m M e x i c o . T h e r e i s a n o l d M e x i c a n l e g e n d a b o u t h o w P o i n s e t t i a s a n d C h r i s t m a s c o m e t o ­ g e t h e r , i t g o e s l i k e t h i s : T h e r e w a s o n c e a p o o r M e x i c a n g i r l c a l l e d P e p i t a w h o h a d n o p r e s e n t t o g i v e t h e t h e b a b y J e s u s a t t h e C h r i s t m a s E v e S e r v i c e s . A s P e p i t a w a l k e d t o t h e c h a p e l , s a d l y , h e r c o u s i n P e d r o t r i e d t o c h e e r h e r u p . ` P e p i t a ` , h e s a i d " I ` m s u r e t h a t e v e n t h e s m a l l e s t g i f t , g i v e n b y s o m e o n e w h o l o v e s h i m w i l l m a k e J e s u s H a p p y . " P e p i t a d i d n ` t k n o w w h a t s h e c o u l d g i v e , s o s h e p i c k e d a s m a l l h a n d f u l o f w e e d s f r o m t h e r o a d s i d e a n d m a d e t h e m i n t o a a s m a l l b o u q u e t . S h e f e l t e m b a r r a s s e d b e c a u s e s h e c o u l d o n l y g i v e t h i s s m a l l p r e s e n t t o J e s u s . A s s h e w a l k e d t h r o u g h t h e c h a p e l t o t h e a l t a r , s h e r e m e m b e r e d w h a t P e d r o h a d s a i d . S h e b e g a n t o f e e l b e t t e r , k n e l t d o w n a n d p u t t h e b o u q u e t a t t h e b o t t o m o f t h e n a t i v i t y s c e n e . S u d ­ d e n l y , t h e b o u q u e t o f w e e d s b u r s t i n t o b r i g h t r e d f l o w e r s , a n d e v e r y o n e w h o s a w t h e m w e r e s u r e t h e y h a d s e e n a m i r ­ a c l e . F r o m t h a t d a y o n , t h e b r i g h t r e d f l o w e r s w e r e k n o w n a s t h e ` F l o r e s d e N o c h e B u e n a ` , o r ` F l o w e r s o f t h e H o l y N i g h t ` . T h e s h a p e o f t h e p o i n s e t t i a f l o w e r a n d l e a v e s a r e s o m e t i m e s t h o u g h t a s a s y m ­ b o l o f t h e S t a r o f B e t h l e h e m w h i c h l e d t h e W i s e M e n t o J e s u s . T h e r e d c o l o r e d l e a v e s s y m b o l i z e t h e b l o o d o f C h r i s t . T h e w h i t e l e a v e s r e p r e s e n t h i s p u r i t y . P a g a n t r a d i t i o n s f o r C h r i s t m a s Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e : D e c e m b e r 1

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P a g e 1 1 T h e V i n e D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 D e a r T h e V i n e r e a d e r , L i f e w i t h s e v e r e c a t a r a c t s h a s n o t b e e n e a s y f o r f i v e ­ y e a r ­ o l d S e s a n . U n a b l e t o s e e , t h i s b r i g h t b o y h a s b e e n u n a b l e t o p l a y w i t h f r i e n d s , h e l p a t h o m e a n d g o t o s c h o o l . E d u c a t i o n i s t h e k e y t o e m p l o y m e n t , a w a y o u t o f p o v e r t y . P e r h a p s t h e m o s t h e a r t ­ b r e a k i n g t h i n g a b o u t c h i l d r e n l i k e S e s a n , l i v i n g i n A f r i c a , i s t h a t t h e i r s i g h t c o u l d b e s o e a s i l y r e s t o r e d . C a t a r a c t s u r g e r y t o r e s t o r e s i g h t c a n t a k e j u s t 4 5 m i n u t e s , b u t m a n y f a m i l i e s i n p o o r c o u n t r i e s c a n n o t a f f o r d t h e £ 9 5 c o s t o f s u r g e r y . S o t h e i r c h i l d r e n h a v e n o c h o i c e b u t t o l i v e i n d a r k n e s s . Y o u c a n c h a n g e t h a t w i t h a g i f t t o C B M r i g h t n o w . F o r a l i m i t e d t i m e , a k i n d f u n d i n g p a r t n e r h a s p l e d g e d t o u n l o c k £ 4 f o r e v e r y £ 1 y o u g i v e . T h i s m e a n s t h a t i f y o u c a n g i v e £ 9 5 f o r o n e c h i l d ’ s s u r g e r y t o d a y , f i v e c h i l d r e n c o u l d h a v e t h e i r s i g h t r e s t o r e d . O u r g o a l i s t o e n a b l e 7 , 0 0 0 c h i l d r e n t o s e e o v e r t h e n e x t t w o y e a r s . W i t h y o u r h e l p , t h o u s a n d s o f l i v e s w i l l b e c h a n g e d . G o d b l e s s y o u , R e b e c c a M o l y n e u x P r o g r a m m e M a n a g e r f o r W e s t a n d C e n t r a l A f r i c a R e g i s t e r e d i n E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s u n d e r 1 0 5 8 1 6 2 a n d S c o t l a n d u n d e r S C 0 4 1 1 0 1 A 1 8 1 0 P R ­ W T 1 1 P l e a s e r e t u r n t h i s f o r m t o : F r e e p o s t P l u s R S K K ­ H X A X ­ C Y G Z , C B M , O a k i n g t o n B u s i n e s s P a r k , D r y D r a y t o n R o a d , O a k i n g t o n , C a m b r i d g e C B 2 4 3 D Q Y e s , I w a n t t o u n l o c k f u n d s t o h e l p F I V E T I M E S m o r e b l i n d c h i l d r e n l i k e S e s a n I w i l l g i v e : £ 9 5 M y c h o i c e a m o u n t o f : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T i t l e : F i r s t N a m e : S u r n a m e : A d d r e s s : P o s t c o d e : I f y o u a r e a U K t a x p a y e r a n d i f y o u t i c k t h e G i f t A i d b o x w h e n y o u m a k e a d o n a t i o n , H M R C w i l l a d d a n e x t r a 2 5 p f o r e v e r y p o u n d y o u d o n a t e . I w a n t t o G i f t A i d m y d o n a t i o n a n d a n y d o n a t i o n s I m a k e i n t h e f u t u r e o r h a v e m a d e i n t h e p a s t 4 y e a r s t o C h r i s t i a n B l i n d M i s s i o n . I a m a U K t a x p a y e r a n d u n d e r s t a n d t h a t i f I p a y l e s s I n c o m e T a x o r C a p i t a l s G a i n s T a x t h a n t h e a m o u n t o f G i f t A i d c l a i m e d o n a l l m y d o n a t i o n s i n t h a t t a x y e a r i t i s m y r e s p o n s i b i l i t y t o p a y a n y d i f f e r e n c e . W e w i l l n e e d y o u r n a m e a n d a d d r e s s t o c l a i m t h e a d d i t i o n a l 2 5 % o f y o u r d o n a t i o n f r o m G i f t A i d . I n c r e a s e t h e v a l u e o f y o u r g i f t b y 2 5 % I e n c l o s e a c h e q u e / p o s t a l o r d e r / C A F v o u c h e r m a d e o u t t o C B M o r P l e a s e d e b i t m y V i s a / M a s t e r c a r d / M a e s t r o C a r d / C A F C a r d C a r d h o l d e r ’ s n a m e : C a r d n u m b e r : E x p i r y d a t e : M M / Y Y s e c u r i t y n u m b e r : s i g n a t u r e : D a t e : / / 3 ­ d i g i t C a r d h o l d e r ’ s C a l l 0 8 0 0 5 6 7 7 0 0 0 t o m a k e y o u r d o n a t i o n t o d a y . T H A N K Y O U . I n t h e e v e n t o f t h e r e b e i n g i n s u f c i e n t f u n d s t o c a r r y o u t a p r o j e c t , o r i n t h e e v e n t o f a s u r p l u s a r i s i n g o n a p r o j e c t , a n y u n s p e n t f u n d s w i l l b e u s e d w h e r e v e r t h e n e e d i s g r e a t e s t . W e ’ d l o v e t o k e e p y o u i n f o r m e d a b o u t o u r l i f e ­ c h a n g i n g w o r k a n d h o w y o u c a n s u p p o r t i t b y m a k i n g a d o n a t i o n . B y g i v i n g y o u r e m a i l a d d r e s s o r p h o n e n u m b e r b e l o w y o u g i v e C B M U K c o n s e n t t o c o n t a c t y o u u s i n g t h e s e m e t h o d s : P h o n e : E m a i l : W e l i k e t o c o n t a c t o u r s u p p o r t e r s w i t h p o s t a l f u n d r a i s i n g m e s s a g e s a n d u p d a t e s f r o m t h e p r o j e c t s w e s u p p o r t . I f y o u d o N O T wa n t t o r e c e i v e s u c h m e s s a g e s f r o m C B M U K i n t h e f u t u r e p l e a s e c o n t a c t u s o n 0 1 2 2 3 4 8 4 7 0 0 o r e m a i l i n f o @ c b m u k . o r g . u k . Y o u c a n u p d a t e y o u r c o n t a c t p r e f e r e n c e s o r u n s u b s c r i b e a t a n y t i m e . Y o u c a n v i e w o u r p r i v a c y p o l i c y a t w w w . c b m u k . o r g . u k / p r i v a c y H o w i t w o r k s 1 2 3 F o r e v e r y £ 9 5 y o u g i v e . . . … o u r f u n d i n g p a r t n e r u n l o c k s a n o t h e r £ 3 8 0 , e n a b l i n g F O U R M O R E s i g h t ­ s a v i n g t r e a t m e n t s . A g i f t o f £ 9 5 c a n h e l p m o r e c h i l d r e n l i k e . . . Y o u r g i f t t o d a y c o u l d h e l p v e c h i l d r e n l i k e S e s a n s e e t h e w o n d e r o f G o d ’ s c r e a t i o n . H e l p u n l o c k e x t r a f u n d s f o r m o r e c a t a r a c t s u r g e r i e s . B l e s s i n g S h a b a n a D a v i s T a w a

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