Friday, 2 February 2007

Happy Feast of the Presentation!

Happy Feast of the Presentation, and a final farewell to the Christmas season. We had a lovely Mass today in St. Patrick's starting in the narthex with a special blessing of the candles and a procession into the church.

Yesterday we went to the Imperial War Museum, followed by Mass at Southwark Cathedral just across the road (those lunchtime Masses are quick - we'd said Mass and Rosary in 45 minutes!).

Then we had lunch on the Thames, joined by a few unexpected friends...

In the evening we went to the monthly prayer group Jesus Christ Fullness of Life in St. Andrew's Church, Holborn, a prayer group for Christian unity organised by Dom Peter (of the monastic community Family Fraternity of Jesus in Italy!). It is largely in the spirit of Taize, with four-part harmony chants, but there were some more lively songs as well, particularly a violin-accompanied piece written for one of the superiors in Dom Peter's community after a miraculous heart recovery. For anyone who is interested JCFL takes place every first Thursday of the month at 7.30.

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