Thursday, April 25, 2013

A refreshing day... the sea at Whitstable, visiting the Vocations Centre there, run by Father Stephen Langridge. All very encouraging: from the peaceful chapel with its "Benedict arrangement" of  candles and crucifix, to the bright pleasant rooms which welcome young people arriving for vocation gatherings, it is all very attractive...and out in the garden, a young volunteer was mowing the lawn in the sunshine, with that lovely scent of fresh green springtime grass...

A walk by the sea, and around the harbour, and a glimpse of the history of this boat-building town famed for its oysters and with a bustling High Street...

The Ladies Ordinariate Group and the Association of Catholic Women are combining to have a day at Whitstable in July, and Fr Stephen and I were planning this today, and it all looks set to be a happy time.

Dates for your diary: May 20th, 6.30pm, Precious Blood Church, London Bridge - lecture on Bl John Henry Newman. 

Sunday June 23rd, 1pm, St Sepulchre's churchyard, near Old Bailey (nearest tube: St Paul's). THE MARTYRS'  WALK.  We will be walking along the route to Tyburn, honouring the English Martyrs. Finishes with Benediction and Tea at Tyburn. Come and give witness to the Faith.

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