Showing posts from November, 2008

A New Catholic Convert

Congratulations to my sister who was received into full communion with the Catholic Church on Thursday 27th November at the 10 am Mass - her confirmation name is St Bridget.

Bike messenger rides with one leg

This story is inspirational - picked it up from my fellow bloggers: and fellow blogger here with the link back to my post and art :)One Legged Inspiration

What I am reading.

Saint Gianna Molla, Wife, Mother, Doctorby Pietra Molla and Elio Guerriero, translated by James G Colbert - Ignatius Press
Here are the comforting words of Mother Teresa, -from another Blog - = check her out - she's great! the perpetually abandoned nun who worked with lepers and mind bogglingly sick and poor people. She did not originate these thoughts, but this is her version of them.
The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it wil…

Saint Thomas Becket - TODAY!

Our Lady Help of Christians, Folkestone - Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop & Martyr, His Life and Death. "What is his message for today?"A Talk by Father Richard Whinder, BA, STL from St Joseph's, New malden, Surrey, Church Historian
In the Parish Hall, Guildhall Street North, Folkestone
There will be time for questions & discussion and Night Prayer of the Church and refreshments.

What type of Blog am I?

The Doers

The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities. The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.

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The Priests singing

I want this CD!


In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, people take prozac to make it normal"

Children and the pill

I read in the paper today that they are proposing that "girls as young as 13 will be pressed to have contraceptive jabs under Government plans to "urgently" bring down teenage pregnancy rates". Not content with the vaccine for cervical cancer - they now want to give our children contraceptive jobs and no talk of the side effects. Is there no end to the government's continued sexualisation of our children? The government also wants more school clinics to administer the jabs, which can make girls infertile for up to three months. Teenagers can receive the injections or implants without their parents' knowledge. More and more teenagers will be persuaded to act on issues which they may not be mature enough to make an informed decision about without their parent's knowledge or advice and maybe only their peers for support. Opposers of this new scheme say that it will actually promote promiscuity and that injections and implants will not protect against the e…

Lord of the Rings - Fall of Gandalf - Mozart Requiem

Monty Python - The Bishop

In The Steps of Jesus

A Year in the Holy Land: An illustrated talk by Fr Ian Vane, Parish Priest in the diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Hall
Guildhall Street
Time for questions, refreshments, Night Prayer of the Church - ALL WELCOME

Crazy Baby!

Lucas 2

Crazy Spinning Baby


Kristen Ashburn: Heartrending pictures of AIDS

Matt Monro - Born Free

I loved this film

Johnnie Ray - Just Walking In The Rain

The year I was born

David Cassidy (Partridge Family) - I think I love you 1970

Gosh I was 14 that year!


I thought this quote from one of Pope Pius XI's encyclicals was very apt for our day too: "Whoever exalts race, or the people, or the State, or a particular form of State, or the depositories of power, or any other fundamental value of the human community—however necessary and honorable be their function in worldly things—whoever raises these notions above their standard value and divinizes them to an idolatrous level, distorts and perverts an order of the world planned and created by God; he is far from the true faith in God and from the concept of life which that faith upholds."