Parish Cycle of Prayer:
Monday: for our Annual General Meeting, on March 12th, that it may be a time of encouragement and renewed vision for our parish
Tuesday: for all who continue to suffer in Turkey and Syria as a result of the earthquake earlier this month. For the people who are working to alleviate suffering and for those who are grieving.
Wednesday: for Lorna and Donald
Thursday: for Mair
Friday: for Kingsley and Faith with Sophie
“Everything Saint Benedict has to say flies in the face of contemporary pop culture. He is not focused on self love, self-praise, self-aggrandizement, or self-promotion–not focused on self at all, but on how to relate to one another and to God in light of our strengths and weaknesses…According to Saint Benedict, ‘the body and soul are like two sides of a ladder into which God has built various steps. The ladder becomes your life, and as your heart is humbled, so the Lord will lift you up to Heaven (Rule, chap 7).’… To discover God’s power in our lives, we need to climb the ladder of humility…” (from Humility Rules, by J Augustine Wetta, OSB