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Thought from Fr. Colm - 26th February

We begin the season of Lent with the Parish Retreat in Keswick. We will be praying particularly for the parish this weekend. Stations of the Cross are each Friday alternating in both St. Joseph’s and St. Godric’s. On this first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, perhaps an opportunity to pray this Lenten season for peace in the world. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Sunday afternoon at St. Godric’s. Even a brief visit in your busy weekend schedule would add greatly to the communal sense of parish support for peace. Exposition takes place between 3.00 and 4.00pm.

A Prayer by Thomas Merton

O God, We Are One With You

(Thomas Merton 1915-1968)

O God, we are one with you. You have made us one with you. You have taught us that if we are open to one another, you dwell in us. Help us to preserve this openness and to fight for it with all our hearts. Help us to realize that there can be no understanding where there is mutual rejection.

O God, in accepting one another wholeheartedly, fully, completely, we accept you, and we thank you, and we adore you, and we love you with our whole being, because our being is your being, our spirit is rooted in your spirit. Fill us then with love, and let us be bound together with love as we go our diverse ways, united in this one spirit which makes you present in the world, and which makes you witness to the ultimate reality that is love. Love has overcome. Love is victorious.


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