...is a most beautiful feast of the Church. In its honour, we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day and into much of the night every Thursday in our local parish. I was working at home today, whizzed out in the afternoon on my bike to do some errands, and dropped into church. How lovely... the silence, the quiet companionship of those at prayer, the reverence, the candles glowing.
There is a big annual Corpus Christi procession for the Deanery, which this year will be on Saturday June 8th and as usual will be in the grounds of Marymount School, Kingston Hill.
Yesterday we had a meeting of the small working committee which plans the Towards Advent Festival of Catholic Culture at Westminster Cathedral Hall. We now meet at the Cathedral Clergy House, and plans run smoothly: handbills to be printed, speakers confirmed, arrangements agreed for refreshments...As we sat there efficiently, my mind went back to the first-ever gathering where a small group of people, from the Catholic Writers' Guild, Catholic Truth Society, Gracewing Books, and Aid to the Church in Need met at a house in Kennington to explore the idea of such an event. It seemed such a huge undertaking! (This year's event - Nov 8th. Mark the date. Speakers include Fr Aidan Nichols on the topic of his new book: the Conversion of England. And if you don't think that's important, read the entry below).