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S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 Issue No. 316 W a l s i n g h a m i s c o m i n g P a g e 6 N e w m a n m a r k s 5 0 P a g e 7 S i s t e r W e n d y R I P P a g e 1 1 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 1 5 I ssue No. 316 F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 I s s u e N o . 3 5 6 G a t h e r i n g t h e g r e a t a n d t h e g o o d A l a d y w h o h a d b e e n p r e s e n t a t t h e F e a s t D a y M a s s f o r O u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e a t t h e S h r i n e i n B e d ­ f o r d o n 1 2 D e c e m b e r w r o t e t h e f o l l o w i n g d a y : ‘ I w a n t e d t o t h a n k y o u f o r a b e a u t i ­ f u l e v e n i n g f o r O u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e a n d a s p i r i t u a l l y u p l i f t i n g o c c a s i o n f o r u s a l l . T h e F e a s t D a y M a s s e s a r e a l w a y s s p e c i a l , b u t t h e 2 0 1 8 w a s e x c e p t i o n a l b e ­ c a u s e w e w e r e h o n o u r e d t o h a v e H i s E x ­ c e l l e n c y A r c h b i s h o p A d a m s , P a p a l N u n c i o , a s o u r P r i n c i p a l C e l e b r a n t . A c o n g r e g a t i o n o f s o m e 5 0 0 f i l l e d t h e S h r i n e t o c a p a c i t y . A m o n g t h e s p e c i a l g u e s t s w e r e B i s h o p P e t e r D o y l e , B i s h o p R i c h a r d A t k i n s o n , A n g l i c a n B i s h o p o f B e d f o r d , t h e H i g h S h e r i f f o f B e d f o r d s h i r e M r J u l i a n P o l h i l l , S u p r e m e G r a n d K n i g h t B e r t i e G r o g a n , h i s D e p u t y J o e R o d r i g u e z , a n u m b e r o f P r o v i n c i a l G r a n d K n i g h t s a n d s u p p o r t ­ e r s f r o m a l l o v e r t h e c o u n t r y . A n u m b e r o f v i s i t i n g p r i e s t s c o n c e l e b r a t e d w i t h A r c h b i s h o p A d a m s . D i r e c t o r o f M u s i c M i c h a e l M o l o n e y h a d w r i t t e n a b e a u t i f u l n e w M a s s s e t t i n g a n d t h e c h o i r w a s i n f i n e v o i c e t o p e r f o r m i t . T h e m a n y G u a r d i a n s o f t h e S h r i n e f r o m a l l o v e r t h e c o u n t r y g a t h e r e d i n f r o n t o f t h e a l t a r t o r e n e w t h e i r p r o m i s e s t o s e r v e o u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e i n t h e c o m i n g y e a r . I n h i s h o m i l y A r c h b i s h o p A d a m s r e ­ m i n d e d u s t h a t O u r L a d y a l w a y s p o i n t s u s a w a y f r o m h e r s e l f t o h e r D i v i n e S o n , J e s u s . A t t h e e n d o f t h e M a s s , a p r e s e n t a t i o n o f a p i c t u r e o f O u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e w a s m a d e t o A r c h b i s h o p A d a m s . C o n t i n u e d o n p a g e 2

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I r v i n g H o u l e a n d h i s f a m i l y w e r e p a r i s h ­ i o n e r s a t S t . J o s e p h a n d S t . P a t r i c k C h u r c h i n E s c a b a n a , a c i t y o f o v e r 1 2 , 0 0 0 o n M i c h i g a n ’ s U p p e r P e n i n s u l a . I n a d d i t i o n t o h i s f i v e c h i l d r e n , h e h a d s e v e n g r a n d c h i l d r e n a n d f o u r g r e a t ­ g r a n d c h i l d r I r v i n g H o u l e s a i d h e r e c e i v e d h i s m i s ­ s i o n i n v i s i o n s f r o m J e s u s a n d M a r y : t o s u f f e r t h e P a s s i o n e v e r y n i g h t t o s a v e s i n n e r s a n d t o b r i n g p e o p l e b a c k t o c o n ­ f e s s i o n a n d t o t h e E u c h a r i s t . H e b e g a n a h e a l i n g m i n i s t r y , o f t e n i n c h u r c h e s a f t e r M a s s . H e w o u l d p r a y a n d p l a c e h i s h a n d s o n p e o p l e ’ s h e a d s . H i s t r a v e l s t o o k h i m a c r o s s M i c h i g a n , t o S o u t h D a k o t a a n d , o n e t i m e , t o F a t i m a . H e n e v e r t o o k p a y m e n t f o r t h e h e a l i n g s . T h o u g h t h e h e a l i n g s w e r e o f t e n s p i r i t u a l , r a t h e r t h a n p h y s i c a l i n n a t u r e , s o m e p e o p l e r e p o r t e d i m m e d i a t e p h y s i ­ c a l c u r e s a s w e l l . H e p r a y e d o v e r o n e w h e e l c h a i r ­ b o u n d w o m a n , a c a n c e r p a ­ t i e n t g i v e n o n l y f o u r m o n t h s t o l i v e . F i v e m o n t h s l a t e r s h e c a m e t o h i m , w a l k i n g , r e p o r t i n g t h a t s h e w a s f r e e o f c a n c e r . A n e i g h t ­ y e a r ­ o l d b o y s u f f e r i n g l e u k e m i a a l s o r e p o r t e d h e a l i n g a f t e r h i s p r a y e r s . W i t n e s s e s , i n c l u d i n g h i s w i f e G a i l , s a i d H o u l e f i r s t r e c e i v e d t h e s t i g m a t a i n 1 9 9 3 , a t t h e a g e o f 6 7 . H o u l e s a i d h e s u f f e r e d t h e P a s s i o n a n d h a d v i s i o n s e v e r y n i g h t , w i t h t h e p a i n b e ­ g i n n i n g a t 1 2 : 3 0 a . m . a n d l a s t i n g 3 5 m i n u t e s . H e w o u l d t h e n h a v e v i s i o n s u n t i l 2 : 3 0 o r 3 a . m . , h e t o l d F a t h e r R o b e r t J . F o x i n a n i n t e r v i e w . H i s w i f e G a i l n e v e r w i t n e s s e d t h i s p a r t o f h e r h u s ­ b a n d ’ s l i f e , t h o u g h s e v e r a l p e o p l e i n c l u d ­ i n g h i s b r o t h e r d i d . S h e b e l i e v e d t h a t h e r h a b i t o f f a l l i n g a s l e e p q u i c k l y w a s G o d ’ s w a y o f s h i e l d i n g h e r . I n o n e M a y 1 9 9 3 v i ­ s i o n , t h e V i r g i n M a r y t o l d h i m : “ M y b e l o v e d S o n : I c o m e t o y o u t h i s n i g h t t o t e l l y o u h o w m u c h y o u r p r a y e r s a n d s u f ­ f e r i n g h a v e m e a n t t o m y S o n a n d m e . Y o u r s u f f e r i n g h a s b e e n l o n g , m y c h i l d . Y o u h a v e p l e a s e d m y S o n a n d m e . W e w i l l b e c l o s e t o y o u . T h e g r a c e s h a v e b e e n g i v e n t o y o u . S a t a n i s t r y i n g t o c a u s e c o n f u s i o n a m o n g y o u . B u t I t e l l y o u , h e w i l l n o t s u c c e e d … ” H o u l e s a i d h e w o u l d f e e l i n t e n s e p a i n , a t t i m e s f e e l i n g a s i f h e w e r e b e i n g t o r n a p a r t . D u r i n g t h i s t i m e G o d w o u l d s h o w h i m w h o a n d w h a t h e w a s s u f f e r i n g f o r , l i k e c i v i l w a r s , a b o r t i o n , h o m e l e s s n e s s , m u r d e r s , a n d a b u s e d w o m e n a n d c h i l ­ d r e n . H e s a w t h e p e o p l e f o r w h o m h e s u f ­ f e r e d , b u t n o t t h e i r n a m e s . H e w o u l d s a y “ i t u s u a l l y g o e s b a c k t o t h e s i n s o f t h e f l e s h , ” a c c o r d i n g t o t h e N a t i o n a l C a t h o l i c R e g i s t e r b l o g p o s t . S a u n d e r s s a i d t h a t a l l o f H o u l e ’ s s u f f e r i n g w a s “ f o r t h e c o n v e r ­ s i o n o f s i n n e r s . ” B i s h o p D o e r f l e r h a s a p p o i n t e d D r . A n ­ d r e a A m b r o s i , a n e x p e r t f r o m R o m e , a s p o s t u l a t o r o f H o u l e ’ s c a u s e . A m b r o s i i s i n v o l v e d i n o v e r s e e i n g o t h e r c a n o n i z a ­ t i o n c a u s e s , i n c l u d i n g t h a t o f t h e A m e r i ­ c a n a r c h b i s h o p a n d t e l e v i s i o n p e r s o n a l i t y V e n . F u l t o n J . S h e e n . A t i t s J u n e m e e t i n g , t h e U . S . C o n f e r e n c e o f C a t h o l i c B i s h o p s w i l l r e v i e w t h e c a u s e o f H o u l e ’ s c a n o n i z a t i o n a n d g i v e i t s o p i n ­ i o n o n w h e t h e r i t s h o u l d m o v e f o r w a r d . 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 l l t h e n r e v i e w t h e c a s e t o d e t e r ­ m i n e i f h e l e d a l i f e o f h e r o i c v i r t u e . S h o u l d t h e c o n g r e g a t i o n a n d t h e P o p e a p p r o v e , h e w i l l t h e n b e g i v e n t h e t i t l e “ v e n e r a b l e . ” H e c o u l d b e b e a t i f i e d f o l l o w i n g s u f f i c i e n t p r o o f o f o n e m i r a c l e , a n d c a n o n i z e d u p o n s u f f i c i e n t p r o o f o f a n o t h e r m i r a ­ c l e . F a t h e r F o x w a s a n o b s e r v e r o f H o u l e ’ s s u f f e r i n g s a n d e s t i m a t e d t h a t H o u l e p r a y e d o v e r 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 p e o p l e . T h e p r i e s t f o u n d e d t h e F a t i m a F a m i l y A p o s ­ t o l a t e a n d r e t i r e d n e a r t h e S h r i n e o f t h e M o s t B l e s s e d S a c r a m e n t i n H a n c e v i l l e , A l a b a m a . I n 2 0 0 3 , h e h o s t e d H o u l e o n h i s E W T N r a d i o s h o w “ R e c l a i m i n g Y o u r C h i l d r e n f o r t h e C a t h o l i c F a i t h . ” T h e I r v i n g C . “ F r a n c i s ” H o u l e A s s o c i a ­ t i o n h a s b e e n f o r m e d t o p r o m o t e H o u l e ’ s c a n o n i z a t i o n c a u s e a n d t o h e l p r a i s e f u n d s f o r e x p e n s e s , i n c l u d i n g f o r t h e w o r k o f A m b r o s i a n d o t h e r s . I t c u r r e n t l y h a s b e t w e e n 1 0 0 a n d 1 5 0 m e m b e r s . P a g e 2 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 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 P l e a s e s u p p o r t o u r A d v e r t i s e r s You are invited to a Rosary gathering/procession to honour the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to pray for the sick Monday 11th February 2019 at the Angelus time of 6pm. Meeting outside Christ the Cornerstone Church 300 Saxon Gate West Milton Keynes MK9 2ES N ote: these devotions will not be cancelled due to bad weather. Praying in the wind, cold and rain is penance and reparation (wind and rain bless The Lord). For more information please phone Monica on 07401 366 330 Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us. F east of Our Lady of Lourdes m VIN101 M i c h i g a n C o n t i n u e d f r o m p a g e 1 A r e c e p t i o n w a s h e l d a t n e a r b y S t F r a n c e s C a b r i n i c h u r c h h a l l ; t h e r e w a s a q u e u e s t r e t c h i n g t h e l e n g t h o f t h e h a l l w a n t i n g t o m e e t t h e P a p a l N u n ­ c i o . H e h a d a f e w w o r d s f o r e a c h o n e . D u r i n g t h e r e c e p t i o n a n a n n o u n c e ­ m e n t w a s m a d e b y B e r t i e G r o g a n c o n ­ c e r n i n g t h e p a r t n e r s h i p b e t w e e n t h e K n i g h t s o f S t C o l u m b a a n d S P U C i n p r o m o t i n g a R o s a r y f o r L i f e i n e v e r y p a r i s h i n t h e c o u n t r y , f o r w h i c h c a r d s w i l l b e d i s t r i b u t e d . A h a p p y h o u r o r s o w a s s p e n t a s o l d f r i e n d s r e c o g n i s e d e a c h o t h e r a n d o t h ­ e r s m e t f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e . R e p r e s e n t a ­ t i v e s f r o m A l l S a i n t s T r a v e l i n S w i n d o n , w h o o r g a n i s e t o u r s t o M e x ­ i c o t o s e e t h e o r i g i n a l I m a g e o f O u r L a d y o f G u a d a l u p e , w e r e o n h a n d t o a d v i s e . A n o t h e r v i s i t o r c o m m e n t e d : “ J u s t t o b e a b l e t o j o i n i n t h e c e l e b r a t i o n s w a s a G r e a t , G r e a t G r a c e f r o m A l m i g h t y G o d a n d a G r e a t B l e s s i n g f r o m O u r L a d y ” a n d m a n y o t h e r p o s i t i v e c o m ­ m e n t s w e r e w r i t t e n i n t h e V i s i t o r s ’ B o o k . 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 Y o u r n e x t d e a d l i n e : F e b r u a r y 1

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P a g e 3 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 Lay a foundation of faith Share your faith and hope with future generations by leaving a gift in your Will to a Catholic cause. “On this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 Yo u r l e g a c y g i f t m e a n s t h e t h i n g s yo u c a re about in life continue into the future.  Provide the building blocks for tomorrow’s churches and schools  Plant the seed of faith in children  Share God’s love and care with those most in need Y our Catholic Legacy is a group of 27 organisations. Yo u c a n ch o o s e t h e c a u s e s yo u fe e l m o s t passionate about and make a difference to many people’s lives. To f i n d o u t m o r e , visit y ourcatholiclegacy.org.uk or call 0 20 7095 5370 C S t P a u l ’ s C a t h o l i c S c h o o l h a s s i g n e d u p t o b e ­ c o m e o n e o f s i x s c h o o l s i n M i l t o n K e y n e s t o c o m m i t t h e m s e l v e s t o a c h i e v i n g R e f u g e e W e l c o m e S c h o o l s a c c r e d i t a t i o n . S t u d e n t s m a d e t h e i r p l e d g e a t t h e b r e a k f a s t l a u n c h o f t h e R e f u g e e W e l c o m e S c h o o l s i n i t i a t i v e o n T h u r s d a y 2 9 t h N o v e m b e r , h o s t e d b y G r a n t T h o r n t o n L L P a n d D e n t o n s L L P U L M E A . T h i s i n i t i a t i v e p r o m o t e s a n d s u p p o r t s a n e w s t a n d a r d f o r t h e a w a r e n e s s , w e l c o m e a n d a c ­ t i o n , w h i c h a s c h o o l p l e d g e s t o u n d e r t a k e i n s u p p o r t o f r e f u g e e a n d o t h e r n e w s t u d e n t s i n t h e i r s c h o o l . D u r i n g t h e e v e n t s t u d e n t s A n n i e , L e o a n d B e v a n s p o k e a b o u t w h y i t i s i m p o r t a n t t h a t w e w e l c o m e r e f u g e e s i n t o s c h o o l s . A n n i e s a i d : “ W e h a v e s o m e c h i l d r e n i n t h e s c h o o l w h o c a n ’ t s p e a k E n g l i s h w h e n t h e y g e t h e r e , s o w e h a v e a n E A L D e p a r t m e n t w h i c h h e l p s t h e m . T h i s h e l p m e a n s t h e y f e e l l e s s i s o l a t e d a n d p a r t o f o u r c o m m u n i t y . ” S t u d e n t s a n d t e a c h e r s f r o m S t P a u l ’ s w e r e v e r y m o v e d b y t h e t e s t i m o n i e s o f S y r i a n r e f u g e e s w h o s p o k e a b o u t h o w t h e i r c h i l d r e n h a d m i s s e d o u t o n y e a r s o f e d u c a t i o n b e c a u s e o f w a r a n d h o w m u c h t h e y v a l u e d t h e w a r m w e l c o m e t h e y h a d r e c e i v e d s i n c e s e t t l i n g i n M i l t o n K e y n e s . T h e y t a l k e d a b o u t s o m e o f t h e s u p p o r t w h i c h w a s v a l u a b l e t o t h e m , s u c h a s a s s i s t a n c e w i t h t h e E n g l i s h l a n g u a g e , a n d h o w s t u d e n t s i n c l a s s s h o u l d h a v e a n a c t i v e r o l e i n h e l p i n g n e w s t u d e n t s t o c o p e . T h e e v e n t w a s a t t e n d e d b y 4 0 p e o p l e f r o m 1 8 i n s t i t u t i o n s a n d w a s o r g a n i s e d b y C i t i z e n s : m k , i n p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h N A S W U T . I t w a s c o ­ c h a i r e d b y K u r s h i d a M i r z a a n d H a l a A f i f y , m e m b e r s o f t h e C i t i z e n s : m k L e a d ­ e r s h i p G r o u p . P i c t u r e s s h o w A n n i e , L e o a n d B e v a n f r o m S t P a u l ’ s C a t h o l i c S c h o o l s p e a k i n g a t t h e e v e n t , a s w e l l a s t h e s i x s t u d e n t s w h o a t t e n d e d f r o m t h e s c h o o l . R e f u g e e s a r e w e l c o m e

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

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P a g e 5 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 C e l e b r a t i n g M a r y Y o u n g s t e r s a t S t . E d w a r d ; s . M i l t o n K e y n e s , m a r k e d t h e D a y o f t h e I m m a c u l a t e C o n c e p t i o n b y p e r f o r m i n g a f a v o u r i t e C o l u m b i a n t r a d i t i o n o f l i g h t i n g c a n d l e s . S a r a a n d h e r f a m i l y t a u g h t t h e m h o w i t w a s d o n e . T h e a c t i v i t y o f f i c i a l l y s t a r t s t h e C h r i s t m a s s e a s o n i n L a t i n A m e r i c a . F o r e v e r y c a n d l e b u r n e d , y o u ’ r e s u p p o s e d t o t h i n k o f t h e b a d t h i n g s y o u w a n t t o e l i m i n a t e f r o m y o u r l i f e a n d p r a y t o r e p l a c e t h e m w i t h g o o d t h i n g s . W h e n t h e c a n d l e b l o w s o u t , p o o f ! Y o u r b a d h a b i t s g o , t o o . I t ’ s a g r e a t w a y t o m a r k A d v e n t w h e n w e s p i r i t u a l l y p r e p a r e o u r s e l v e s f o r J e s u s ’ s b i r t h a n d t h e n e w y e a r i n t h e C h u r c h . T h e k i d s s e e m e d t o l i k e i t a n d j o i n e d i n p r a y e r a n d s i n g i n g w h i l s t w e w a t c h e d t h e c a n d l e s b u r n . I t m a d e a l o v e l y e n d t o t h e e v e n i n g . O G o d , w h o b y t h e I m m a c u l a t e C o n c e p t i o n o f t h e B l e s s e d V i r g i n p r e p a r e d a w o r t h y d r w e l l i n g f o r y o u r s i n , g r a n t w e p r a y t h a t , a s y o u p r e s e r v e d h e r f r o m e v e r y s t a i n b y v i r t u e o f t h e d e a t h o f y o u r s o n , w h i c h y o u f o r e s a w , s o , t h r o u g h h e r i n t e r c e s s i o n , w e t o o m a y b e c l e a n s e d a n d a d m i t t e d t o y o u r p r e s e n c e . T h r o u g h O u r L o r d J e s u s C h r i s t y o u r s o n , w h o l i v e s a n d r e i g n s w i t h y o u i n t h e u n i t y o f t h e H o l y S p i r i t , o n e G o d , f o r e v e r a n d e v e r .

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P a g e 6 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 W a l s i n g h a m r e a c h e s N o r t h a m p t o n T h e o r i g i n s o f t h e s h r i n e o f W a l s i n g h a m a r e l o s t i n t h e m i s t s o f a n t i q u i t y , i t s e e m s f a i r t o o b s e r v e . I t i s a v e r y o l d s h r i n e , t h a t i s b e y o n d d o u b t : i t w a s f o u n d e d s o m e t i m e i n t h e r e i g n o f E d w a r d t h e C o n ­ f e s s o r , m a k i n g i t o n e o f t h e f e w t h i n g s i n o u r c o u n ­ t r y t h a t p r e d a t e s t h e N o r m a n C o n q u e s t . H o w e v e r , t h a t w o r d “ f o u n d e d ” r a i s e s a f e w q u e s t i o n s . H o w d o y o u f o u n d a s h r i n e ? 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W h e r e a s t h e s t a n d a r d a c c o u n t s a y s t h a t t h e s h r i n e w a s b u i l t f o l l o w i n g t h e v i s i o n o f a l a d y c a l l e d R i c h e l d i s , o r R y c h o l d , M r F l i n t h a s i d e n t i f i e d t h i s m y s t e r i o u s f i g u r e w i t h n o n e o t h e r t h a n E d i t h t h e F a i r , w i f e o f K i n g H a r o l d , w h o f e l l i n t h e B a t t l e o f H a s t i n g s . T h e h i s t o r y o f l a t e A n g l o ­ S a x o n E n g l a n d i s , t o p u t i t m i l d l y , c o m p l e x . A n y h i s t o r i c a l n a r r a t i v e i s d o t t e d w i t h n a m e s t h a t s e e m t o h a v e c o m e s t r a i g h t f r o m t h e p a g e s o f T o l k i e n – a p a r t i c u l a r f a v o u r i t e o f m i n e i s T h o r k e l l t h e T a l l , w h o w a s E d i t h ’ s f a t h e r . H e w a s a D a n e , a n d h i s w i f e , E d i t h ’ s m o t h e r , w a s a d a u g h ­ t e r o f K i n g E t h e l r e d t h e U n r e a d y . S o E d i t h w a s t h e g r a n d d a u g h t e r o f a n E n g l i s h K i n g , a n d t h e d a u g h ­ t e r o f a D a n i s h f a t h e r , a t a t i m e w h e n t h e E n g l i s h t h r o n e w a s r i c o c h e t i n g b a c k a n d f o r t h b e t w e e n D a n e s a n d A n g l o ­ S a x o n s . J u s t t o m a k e t h i n g s e v e n m o r e c o m p l i c a t e d , t h i s E d i t h w a s n o t E d i t h t h e w i f e o f E d w a r d t h e C o n f e s s o r , w h o w a s H a r o l d ’ s s i s t e r . T h u s i t i s t h a t t h e l a s t t w o Q u e e n s o f A n g l o ­ S a x o n E n g l a n d w e r e c a l l e d E d i t h . B u t h e r e i n l i e s a c o n t r o ­ v e r s y . E d i t h t h e F a i r ( o r E d i t h S w a n N e c k , a s s h e i s o f t e n c a l l e d ) i s o f t e n d e s c r i b e d a s H a r o l d ’ s m i s t r e s s n o t h i s w i f e ; i t s e e m s t h e y w e r e n o t m a r r i e d i n t h e C h u r c h b u t “ i n t h e D a n i s h m a n n e r ” , m o r e d a n i c o , w h a t e v e r t h a t q u i t e m e a n s . B u t B i l l F l i n t i s i n s i s t e n t t h a t E d i t h w a s H a r o l d ’ s t r u e w i f e , a n d t h a t W a l s ­ i n g h a m w a s H a r o l d ’ s p r o p e r t y , a n d E d i t h w a s t h e v i s i o n a r y w h o f o u n d e d t h e s h r i n e . E d i t h d i d n o t h a v e a v e r y h a p p y l i f e . S h e h a d t h e m e l a n c h o l y t a s k a f t e r t h e B a t t l e o f H a s t i n g s o f i d e n ­ t i f y i n g K i n g H a r o l d ’ s b o d y , w h i c h w a s s o b a d l y m a u l e d t h a t o n l y s h e w a s a b l e t o i d e n t i f y i t a c c o r d ­ i n g , i t i s s a i d , t o c e r t a i n m a r k s o n i t t h a t s h e a l o n e k n e w . T h e r e w e r e c h i l d r e n f r o m t h e u n i o n a n d t h e y , l i k e h e r , s p e n t t h e i r l i v e s e x i l e d i n E u r o p e . I n d e e d , m a n y o f t h e A n g l o ­ S a x o n s , d i s p o s s e s s e d o f t h e i r l a n d s , d i d t a k e t o w a n d e r i n g t h r o u g h E u r o p e , a n d m a n y m a d e t h e i r w a y t o C o n s t a n t i n o p l e w h e r e t h e y f o r m e d t h e V a r a n g i a n G u a r d s e r v i n g t h e E m p e r o r , w h o p a r t i c u l a r l y p r i z e d s u c h s o l d i e r s f o r t h e i r p r o w e s s a n d s t a t u r e . B i l l F l i n t ’ s b o o k o p e n s u p a c h a p t e r o f h i s t o r y t h a t i s l i t t l e k n o w n , a n d t h a t w e a r e i n d a n g e r o f f o r g e t ­ t i n g . A n g l o ­ S a x o n E n g l a n d , i n i t s t w i l i g h t , s e e m s a f a i r c o u n t r y f r o m t h i s d i s t a n c e i n t i m e . W e s h o u l d n o t l e t i t s p e r s i s t e n t m e m o r i e s b e l o s t t o u s . A n d E d i t h t h e F a i r ’ s l e g a c y i s w i t h u s s t i l l i n t h e s h r i n e o f W a l s i n g h a m . A l e x a n d e r L u c i e S m i t h T h e s t a t u e o f O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m b e g i n s t h e s e c o n d y e a r o f i t s t o u r o f E n g ­ l a n d ’ s C a t h o l i c c a t h e d r a l s w i t h a v i s i t t o N o r t h a m p t o n f r o m F e b r u a r y 7 ­ 9 . T h e t o u r s a r e i n t e n d e d t o h e l p p r e p a r e C a t h o l i c s s p i r i t u a l l y f o r E n g l a n d ’ s r e d e d ­ i c a t i o n a s t h e D o w r y o f M a r y i n 2 0 2 0 . E a c h v i s i t w i l l t a k e p l a c e b e t w e e n a T h u r s d a y a n d a S u n d a y a n d i n v o l v e a t h r e e ­ d a y t r i d u u m o f p r a y e r . T h e r e w i l l b e t a l k s o n t h e D o w r y o f M a r y , a n e v e n i n g o f A d o r a t i o n , a n d a d a y s e t a s i d e f o r v i s i t s f r o m 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 . T h e f u l l s c h e d u l e s o f a r i s a v a i l ­ a b l e t o v i e w a t d o w r y t o u r . o r g . u k . T h e t o u r i s b e i n g j o i n t l y o r g a n i s e d b y t h e S h r i n e o f O u r L a d y o f W a l s i n g h a m a n d t h e G u i l d o f O u r L a d y o f R a n s o m , a g r o u p f o u n d e d i n 1 8 8 7 t h a t s e e k s “ t h e c o n v e r s i o n o f E n g l a n d a n d W a l e s , t h e r e s t o r a t i o n o f t h e l a p s e d , a n d p r a y e r f o r t h e f o r g o t t e n d e a d ” . T h e t e r m “ D o w r y o f M a r y ” i s t h o u g h t t o h a v e o r i g i n a t e d i n t h e 1 1 t h c e n t u r y . I t m e a n s t h a t E n g l a n d h a s b e e n “ s e t a p a r t ” f o r M a r y . I n 1 3 5 0 a m e n d i c a n t p r e a c h e r r e m a r k e d i n a s e r m o n t h a t “ i t i s c o m ­ m o n l y s a i d t h a t t h e l a n d o f E n g l a n d i s t h e V i r g i n ’ s d o w r y ” . 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T e a c h e r s s a i d h e r e x ­ p e r i m e n t a l w o r k w a s a s t o n i s h i n g a n d h e r f i n a l e s s a y l o o k s a n d f e e l s l i k e a p u b l i s h e d p i e c e o f a c a d e m i c w r i t i n g . I n f a c t , a f a m o u s n e u r o s c i e n t i s t a t C a m b r i d g e U n i v e r s i t y , w h o s p e c i a l i s e s i n s l e e p , s a i d h e r f i n i s h e d a r t i c l e w a s “ o u t s t a n d i n g ” . T h e Y e a r L e a d e r A w a r d s f o r Y e a r 1 2 a n d Y e a r 1 3 w e n t t o M e r c y A n i f o w o s e a n d S a r a D e A l m e i d a . B o t h g i r l s w o n t h e i r a w a r d s f o r b e i n g e x c e l l e n t r o l e m o d e l s t o o t h e r p u p i l s a n d f o r d i s p l a y i n g t h e e t h o s o f t h e s c h o o l a t a l l t i m e s . G u e s t s p e a k e r a t t h e e v e n i n g w a s A n u O m i d e y i w h o i s a c r i m i n a l b a r r i s t e r a n d a c h o i r d i r e c t o r . A n u d e l i v e r e d a n i n s p i r i n g m o t i v a t i o n a l s p e e c h . M i s s F i o n a N o d w e l l , H e a d o f S i x t h F o r m , s a i d : “ I t w a s w o n d e r f u l t o b e a b l e t o a c ­ k n o w l e d g e t h e a c h i e v e m e n t s o f o u r s t u d e n t s i n t h i s w a y – w e ’ r e p r o u d o f a l l o u r n o m i n e e s a n d w i n n e r s . W e w e r e p l e a s e d t o c a t c h u p w i t h a n u m b e r o f o u r f o r m e r s t u d e n t s w h o a t ­ t e n d e d a n d t o l e a r n a b o u t t h e n e x t p h a s e o f t h e i r l i v e s a t u n i v e r s i t y o r i n n e w c a r e e r s . ” P i c t u r e s h o w s s t u d e n t s a t t e n d i n g S t P a u l ’ s K S 5 A w a r d s w i t h M r s J o ­ A n n e H o a r t y ( c e n t r e ) a n d M s A n u O m i d e y i ( e x t r e m e r i g h t ) . H e l d a n n u a l l y , t h e s i x ­ p r o v i n c e m a s s f o r d e c e a s e d b r o t h e r s o f t h e a s s o c i a t i o n i s a s i g n i f i c a n t d a y i n t h e C a t e n i a n C a l e n d a r . T h e m a s s c e l e b r a t e d b y B i s h o p J o h n W i l ­ s o n , a s s i s t e d b y t w o D e a c o n s , t h e m s e l v e s C a t e n a i n s , G o r d o n N u n n a m e m b e r o f E a l ­ i n g C i r c l e a n d T o n y B a r t e r o f M i d H e r t s C i r c l e w a s w i t n e s s e d b y a p a c k e d c o n g r e ­ g a t i o n o f C a t e n a i n s , w i v e s a n d f a m i l y m e m b e r s . T h e s i x p r o v i n c e s a r e t h o s e s u r r o u n d i n g L o n d o n i n t h e S o u t h E a s t a n d c o m p r i s e f o r t y p e r c e n t o f t h e C a t e n i a n m e m b e r s h i p i n G r e a t B r i t a i n . T h i s y e a r ’ s m a s s a n d l u n c h w a s o r g a n i s e d b y P r o v i n c e 1 4 , w h i c h h a s c i r c l e s i n L u t o n , M i l t o n K e y n e s , B e d f o r d , M i d H e r t f o r d ­ s h i r e , W e s t m i n s t e r , L o n d o n C h a r t e r h o u s e , L o n d o n N o r t h W e s t , L o n d o n N o r t h e r n H e i g h t s , N o r t h L o n d o n , S o u t h g a t e , H i g h ­ g a t e , B i s h o p S t o r t f o r d , a n d B r o x b o u r n e . T h e s i x ­ p r o v i n c e m a s s f o r d e c e a s e d C a t e ­ n i a n s i s h e l d i n N o v e m b e r e a c h y e a r a t W e s t m i n s t e r C a t h e d r a l P i c t u r e : B i s h o p J o h n W i l s o n w i t h C a t e n i a n T o n y B a r t e r t o h i s r i g h t a n d G o r d a n N u n n . 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J a m e s ’ s C h u r c h » C o m p r e h e n s i v e R e l i g i o u s P r o g r a m m e J O E W ALSH T OURS 2019 P IL G R IMA G E S £ 6 3 5 p p f r o m £ MAN C H ESTER: 0 16 1 8 2 0 8 7 9 0 | LIVERPOOL : 015 1 9 0 9 2 8 7 1 www.joewalsh t o urs . c o.uk | i n fo@ j o e w al s h t o u r s.co. u k Licence d b y t h e C ommissio n f o r A viatio n R egulation , T O 0 5 2 a n d T A 0 68 9 i n c ompliance wi t h t h e P a c ka g e T rav e l a nd L inked T rav e l A rra n g e m ent P a c ka g e R egulati o n 2 018.

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P a g e 1 0 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 D e a r B r o t h e r s a n d S i s t e r s , I h o p e t h a t C h r i s t m a s a t h o m e a n d i n t h e p a r i s h i s g o i n g r e a l l y w e l l . D u r i n g t h i s h o l y s e a s o n , w e c e l e b r a t e t h e b i r t h o f J e s u s , G o d b e c o m i n g m a n , s o t h a t w e m i g h t s h a r e i n t h e e t e r n a l l i f e o f G o d . A s t h e d a y s a n d w e e k s o f o u r l i v e s f l y b y , w e a r e i n v i t e d t o o p e n o u r h e a r t s t o t h a t m y s t e r y . H o w m u c h r i c h e r o u r l i v e s c a n b e c o m e w h e n w e w a l k i n t h e c o m p a n y o f J e s u s . O u r t h o u g h t s , o u r w o r d s a n d o u r a c t i o n s h a v e a d e e p e r m e a n i n g w h e n t h e y a r e o u r r e s p o n s e t o G o d ’ s l o v e f o r u s . D u r i n g t h i s C h r i s t m a s t i m e , w e h e a r h o w J e s u s e m b r a c e s o u r o w n h u m a n e x p e r i ­ e n c e , a n d w a l k s w i t h u s , i n h i s b i r t h , a n d a s a m e m b e r o f t h e H o l y F a m i l y . I n o u r o w n u n c e r t a i n t i m e s , i t i s g o o d t o r e ­ m e m b e r h o w M a r y a n d J o s e p h f l e d w i t h J e s u s f r o m t h e t h r e a t o f p e r s e c u t i o n , a n d h o w t h e y l i v e d a s r e f u g e e s i n E g y p t b e ­ f o r e r e t u r n i n g h o m e . A n d M a r y a n d J o s e p h h a d t o w r e s t l e w i t h t h e m y s t e r y o f t h e i r S o n . L i k e a l l p a r e n t s , t h e y a g o n i s e w h e n h e g o e s m i s s i n g o n t h e i r j o u r n e y b a c k f r o m J e r u s a l e m . W h e n t h e y f i n d h i m i n t h e t e m p l e , t h e y m u s t h a v e b e e n p e r p l e x e d , i f n o t h u r t , b y w h a t J e s u s s a i d t o t h e m , “ W h y w e r e y o u l o o k i n g f o r m e ? D i d y o u n o t k n o w I m u s t b e b u s y w i t h m y F a ­ t h e r ’ s a f f a i r s ? ” Y e t h e g o e s d o w n w i t h t h e m t o N a z a r e t h a n d l i v e s u n d e r t h e i r a u t h o r i t y , w h i l e M a r y s t o r e s u p a l l t h a t h a d h a p p e n e d i n h e r h e a r t . A s w e l i s t e n t o t h e s t o r y o f t h e H o l y F a m ­ i l y , o u r t h o u g h t s t u r n n a t u r a l l y t o o u r o w n f a m i l i e s . A l l o f u s h a v e o u r u p s a n d d o w n s , o u r f a i l u r e s a n d o u r s u f f e r i n g s , o u r s u c c e s s e s a n d o u r t r a g e d i e s . N o f a m ­ i l y i s p e r f e c t . A s I h a v e m e n t i o n e d b e ­ f o r e , I h a v e a n a l c o h o l i c b r o t h e r a n d a l o v e l y n i e c e w h o g o t m a r r i e d i n a h o t e l a n d w h o s e t w o b o y s h a v e n o t b e e n b a p ­ t i s e d . Y e s , t h e r e a r e s o m a n y i n f l u e n c e s t h a t t a k e t h o s e w e l o v e a n d c h e r i s h a w a y f r o m C h r i s t a n d h i s C h u r c h . W h a t m u s t w e d o ? W e m u s t c o n t i n u e t o l o v e a n d c h e r i s h o n e a n o t h e r w i t h i n o u r f a m i l i e s . E m b r a c e t h e m w h a t e v e r t h e i r s i t u a t i o n . A n d i n o u r p a r i s h e s w e m u s t f i n d w a y s c o n s t a n t l y t o p r a y f o r a n d c e l ­ e b r a t e S a c r a m e n t a l M a r r i a g e w i t h t h e r e n e w a l o f v o w s a n d s p e c i a l a n n i v e r s a r y b l e s s i n g s . W e e k b y w e e k , w e s h o u l d t r y t o s u p p o r t o n e a n o t h e r i n o u r f a m i l i e s , t h o s e r e c e n t l y a r r i v e d i n t h e p a r i s h , y o u n g f a m i l i e s , o n e p a r e n t f a m i l i e s , c o u ­ p l e s c o p i n g w i t h c h i l d r e n l e a v i n g h o m e , a n d c o u p l e s i n o l d a g e , a n d t h o s e w h o a r e w i d o w e d , a n d t h o s e w h o a r e s e p a ­ r a t e d a n d d i v o r c e d . A n d d o n o t f o r g e t t h o s e o f u s w h o a r e s i n g l e , l i v i n g o u t o u r p r e c i o u s v o c a t i o n . I s t h e p a r i s h i n v o l v e d i n p r e p a r i n g c o u ­ p l e s f o r m a r r i a g e , e n c o u r a g i n g t h e m i n t h e e a r l y y e a r s o f m a r r i a g e a n d c o n t i n u ­ i n g t o s u p p o r t t h e m ? I s t h e r e a c a r e f o r p a r i s h i o n e r s w h o s e m a r r i a g e s h a v e b r o ­ k e n d o w n a n d t h o s e i n s e c o n d m a r ­ r i a g e s ? T h i s s h o u l d n o t b e a n o t h e r j o b f o r “ F a t h e r ” b u t , w i t h h i s b l e s s i n g , p e r ­ h a p s t h e r e i s s o m e s m a l l i n i t i a t i v e y o u c o u l d t a k e , t o b u i l d u p m a r r i a g e m i n i s t r y i n t h e p a r i s h . T o s u p p o r t u s , w e n o w h a v e a D i o c e s a n M a r r i a g e a n d F a m i l y L i f e C o m m i s s i o n a n d a P r o j e c t W o r k e r . F r o m t h e b e g i n n i n g t h e u n i o n o f o n e m a n a n d o n e w o m a n h a s b e e n G o d ’ s p l a n . I t i s t h e s c h o o l o f l o v e a n d f a i t h . I t i s t h e b u i l d i n g b l o c k o f o u r s o c i e t y a n d , a t a t i m e w h e n t h e r e i s s o m u c h m a r r i a g e b r e a k d o w n , m a r r i a g e m i n i s t r y i s a p r i o r ­ i t y . T h e r e a r e t i m e s w h e n w e a r e d i s ­ m i s s e d a s i r r e l e v a n t . B u t w h a t c o u l d b e m o r e r e l e v a n t t h a n a c o m m u n i t y s u p ­ p o r t i n g m a r r i a g e s e n s i t i v e l y a n d w i t h c o m p a s s i o n ? A n e w y e a r l i e s a h e a d . L e t u s p l a c e o u r ­ s e l v e s i n t h e h e a r t o f t h e H o l y F a m i l y t h a t , w h a t e v e r t h e y e a r b r i n g s , w e m a y s e e k t o b e l i k e t h e m , t r u s t i n g i n G o d a n d t r u s t i n g i n o n e a n o t h e r . T h a t c a l l t o t r u s t a n d l i v e w i t h i n t e g r i t y i s a b i g “ a s k ” a t a t i m e w h e n t h e r e i s l i t t l e t r u s t a n d e v e r y ­ o n e c l a i m s t h e i r o w n t r u t h . T h r o u g h t h e i n t e r c e s s i o n o f M a r y a n d J o s e p h , m a y w e b e c o m e m o r e l i k e J e s u s , g r o w i n g i n w i s d o m , i n s t a t u r e , a n d i n f a v o u r w i t h G o d a n d w i t h o n e a n o t h e r . H a p p y N e w Y e a r ! + P e t e : B i s h o p o f N o r t h a m p t o n P a s t o r a l L e t t e r f o r H o l y F a m i l y S u n d a y D r R a c h a e l C o n n a l l , T h o r n t o n C o l l e g e ’ s S c i e n c e T e c h n i c i a n , h a s r e c e i v e d a p r e s ­ t i g i o u s S a l t e r s N a t i o n a l A w a r d f o r S c i ­ e n c e T e c h n i c i a n s i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f h e r s k i l l s , e x p e r i e n c e , p e r s o n a l i t y a n d , n o t l e a s t , h e r d e d i c a t i o n t o t h e s c h o o l . T h e s e a n n u a l a w a r d s a r e r u n b y t h e S a l t e r s ’ I n s t i t u t e w i t h i t s a i m b e i n g t o h i g h l i g h t t h e i m p o r t a n c e o f t e c h n i c i a n s i n e n a b l i n g h i g h q u a l i t y p r a c t i c a l w o r k i n s c i e n c e i n s c h o o l s a n d c o l l e g e s , w i t h t h e e m p h a s i s o n p r o m o t i n g a n d s u p ­ p o r t i n g t h e p r o f e s s i o n a l l e a r n i n g a n d u p s k i l l i n g o f t e c h n i c i a n t e a m s . I n T h o r n t o n ’ s c a s e , D r C o n n a l l i s t h e o n l y S c i e n c e T e c h n i c i a n a t t h e s c h o o l a n d , a s a c o n s e q u e n c e , m a k e s a h u g e a n d i n v a l u a b l e c o n t r i b u t i o n t o s c i e n c e a t t h e c o l l e g e . T h i s c o n t r i b u t i o n w a s r e c o g ­ n i s e d b y l a s t y e a r ’ s Y e a r 1 3 c o h o r t p r e ­ s e n t i n g D r C o n n a l l w i t h a n ‘ U n s u n g H e r o ’ A w a r d a t t h e e n d o f t e r m . I n s u p p o r t o f h e r n o m i n a t i o n , C h r i s G e o r g e , H e a d o f S c i e n c e a t T h o r n t o n C o l l e g e , c o m m e n t e d : “ H a v i n g t a u g h t f o r 2 3 y e a r s a s a C h e m i s t r y t e a c h e r I h a v e w o r k e d w i t h m a n y e x c e l l e n t S c i e n c e t e c h n i c i a n s , b u t n o n e s h a r e R a c h a e l ’ s p a s s i o n f o r w h a t h a p p e n s i n t h e c l a s s ­ r o o m , s e t t i n g h e r a p a r t f r o m a l l I h a v e w o r k e d w i t h b e f o r e . “ R a c h a e l t h o r o u g h l y d e s e r v e s t h i s a w a r d . ” D r C o n n a l l h a s a f i r s t c l a s s h o n o u r s d e ­ g r e e i n B i o l o g i c a l s c i e n c e s w i t h m o l e c u ­ l a r g e n e t i c s , a w a r d e d b y W a r w i c k U n i v e r s i t y . S h e s t a y e d a t W a r w i c k t o d o a P h D i n M o l e c u l a r M i c r o b i o l o g y , b e f o r e b e c o m i n g a r e s e a r c h s c i e n t i s t f o r n i n e y e a r s , w o r k i n g f o r b o t h t h e M e d i c a l R e ­ s e a r c h C o u n c i l a n d U n i v e r s i t y C o l l e g e L o n d o n . D u r i n g t h i s t i m e s h e h a d t w o c h i l d r e n a n d d e c i d e d t o b e c o m e a s t a y a t h o m e m u m f o r f o u r y e a r s . W h e n h e r y o u n g e s t c h i l d s t a r t e d s c h o o l s h e j o i n e d T h o r n ­ t o n . N a t i o n a l h o n o u r f o r T h o r n t o n t e c h n i c i a n

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

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P a g e 1 2 T h e V i n e F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 9 ST JOHN RIGBY PRIMARY ST JOSEPH’S & ST GREGORY’S PRIMARY ST THOMAS MORE SECONDARY INSPIRIT ST THOMAS MORE TEACHING SCHOOL Executive Principal: Mr Tony Bishop Tel: 01234 334635 bedfordcatholicschools.org @BedsCatholicEd BedfordCatholicSchools S t B e r n a r d ’ s P r ep a r a t o r y S c h o o l W e invite you to come and visit us on o u r O p e n M o r n i n g s : T h u r s d a y 3 1 s t J a n u a r y b e t w e e n 9 . 3 0 a m a n d 1 1 . 3 0 a m a n d S a t u r d a y 2 n d F e b r u a r y b e t w e e n 1 0 . 0 a m a n d 1 2 . 0 0 p m w h e r e y o u c o u l d m e e t o u r H e a d m a st e r M r N C h e e s m a n A co­educational I.A.P.S. School 2 ½ ­11years H a w t r e y C l o s e , S l o u g h , B e r k s h i r e S L 1 1 T B . T e lephone : 01753 521821 T hursday 31st January between 9.30am and 11.30am and Saturday 2nd February b etween 10.00am and 12.00pm Our Lady of Walsingham Primary Head Teacher ­ Mrs Maire Hayes Occupation Road,Corby, NN17 1EE Te l : 0 1 5 3 6 2 0 3 8 0 5 b u rsar@ourladys­pri­corby.northants­ecl.gov.uk www.ourladys.co.uk O U R L A D Y ’ S C A T H O L I C P R I M A R Y S C H O O L H e n s h a w R o a d , W e l l i n g b o r o u g h N N 8 2 B E H e a d t e a c h e r M r C R o b i n s o n T e l e p h o n e 0 1 9 3 3 2 2 4 9 0 0 OPEN MORNING We cater for each individual girl to reach her true potential, with the Catholic faith at the heart of everything we are and everything we do. Please come and take a look at our wonderful independent school for girls aged three t o 18 years. You will be made most welcome. SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2019 10.00AM ­ 12.00 NOON T HORNTON COLLE G E , CONVENT OF JESUS AND MARY Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ Tel: 01280 812610 Email: registrar@thorntoncollege.com www.thorntoncollege.com THORNTON St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School Grange Road, Northampton NN3 2AX Head Teacher : Niamh Rolph Telephone: 01604 403511 Part of the St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Academies Trust 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 Catholic Diocese of Northampton in partnership with St Luke Academies Trust St Luke Academies Trust Occupation Rd, Corby, Northants NN17 1EE Te l : 0 1 5 3 6 2 0 3 2 5 1 www.st­luke­at.co.uk School Improvement Director Required for September 2019 Salary Band (L25­28) The Board of Directors of St Luke Academies Trust are seeking to appoint a School Improvement Director with a proven record of accomplishment in leadership and school improvement and a commitment to the Catholic ethos of the Trust. St Luke Academies Trust is a Multi­Academy Trust consisting of four schools in Kettering and Corby: St Thomas More, St Edward’s, Our Lady of Walsingham and St Brendan’s Catholic Primary Schools. The Trust has worked hard over its first four years to develop and embed effective systems, foster a shared vision, and establish effective collaboration between schools and leaders. Many successes have been achieved and The Trust is now poised to take its next step forward. Our new School Improvement Director will need to work collaboratively with our Board, the diocese and schools to continue our journey of improvement and the next phase of our development. Our School Improvement Director must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, sound judgement and problem solving skills, be able to lead from the front and also to motivate and develop effective teams. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision for education and be passionate and knowledgeable about teaching and learning. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the capacity to lead and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders in a growing organisation. There will be interim responsibility for financial oversight and the Accounting Officer role, so knowledge of effective financial leadership and management would also be desirable. This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader, backed by a supportive Board and an enthusiastic team, to make a real difference to the lives of young people. For an informal discussion about the role and any queries you may have, please telephone Nicola Vaughan on 01536 203251 or 07794919533 or email Nicola.Vaughan@st­luke­at.co.uk Please return your completed application form by email to Eamonn McAuley, Chair of the Board, at Eamonn.McAuley@st­luke­at.co.uk The directors welcome any candidates who would like to visit the Trust and meet the staff. Should you wish to arrange an appointment, please call the Trust office on 01536 203251. Application close date: Monday 11th February 2019 at 12.00pm Interview Date: Week beginning 25th February 2019 St Luke Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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