Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mornings... Maryvale begin with the sound of the Sisters chanting their Morning Office in the chapel. This is followed by Mass, concelebrated by priests on the staff and/or visiting lecturers. Today we had two deacons too. We sang hymns honouring Christ the King....and after all Masses at Maryvale, everyone joins in the Prayer to st Michael the Archangel.

The wonderful community of Brigettine sisters run everything at Maryvale, and in order to get the right numbers for breakfast, you are asked to make a tick on a chart on the notice-board if you want an fact you can  check a true Maryvaler if they know what "tick for an egg" means...

A morning walk in the crisp Autumn freshness, an opportunity to enjoy the library, a talkative lunch...and then New Street station and the train to London. The week ahead is full of good and useful things - and there is Christmas coming, with carol singing and family commitments and plans....but I am always sorry to leave Maryvale.

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