Sunday, 10 June 2007

So endeth Spirit in the City

Yesterday was an intense day of talks, workshops, music evangelisation and Confession in Leicester Square, the busiest square in Europe. In the evening we were privileged at St. Pat's to be led in Evening Prayer, Adoration and Night Prayer by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Two of the Friars, Fr. Augustine and Fr. Emmanuel, are newly ordained and have returned from America to be missionaries in their homeland. May they bring great glory to God and do great good for the people of England. We will dearly miss Brother Martin and Fr. Angelus (who joined us last night), both of whom have had a lot to do with us in this year and are going to friaries in Ireland and Bradford respectively.

Last night we also listened to our beloved Gospel choir as they kicked up a storm in Soho Square. Long after everyone had gone, we had our own modest party on the terrace of St. Patrick's, knowing that Sunday was not an early morning! So the watchmen of the dawn slept in this morning... A big thanks to Anna Marie for oganising these three days.

P.S. If anyone's around this evening at 6.00 we have our International Mass and Corpus Christi Procession through the streets of Soho, made up of the Latin American, Brazilian and Chinese chaplaincies. A real wake up call for Soho!

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