Spirituality and prayer

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How do we live compassionate lives?

AUGUST IS THE MONTH OF COMPASSION.  HOW DO WE LIVE COMPASSIONATE LIVES?  THE DESIRE TO IS A JOURNEY…ENHANCED BY PRAYER, BLESSING, CREATIVE ACTION AND UNDERSTANDING. The Blessing of Compassion Touching the forehead May we approach all other beings with Christ-like compassion, observing them with kindness.  May we let go of all harsh judgements. Touching the … Continue reading

August is the month of Compassion

How do we love? “The Christian commandment to “love your neighbour as yourself, and God above all things” does not refer in fact to one single love, but to a balance between three loves: Of I and You and Him.  And it is not a question of loving one’s neighbour more than oneself, but of … Continue reading

Join our lent course: People of the way

Our Lent program for 2019 is Lent Course developed in the Diocese in 2011 called People of  the Way.  St Francis followed the Course in 2012 and we are doing it again nine years later. Why People of the Way? In Mark’s gospel, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem from the moment of his … Continue reading

Please pray for Quebec

In the Anglican Community Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Diocese of Quebec (Canada) and its Bishop, Right Revd Dennis Paul Drainville. The Diocese The Anglican Diocese of Quebec covers approximately 720,000 km²  (larger than France or Afghanistan) and took its present shape in 1850 with the carving off of what is now the … Continue reading

Pray for Port Elizabeth and Pretoria

This week’s prayer request is for much closer to home: Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.  I’m sure you know where they are, so I won’t put up a map, although I’m equally sure that Anglican Communion members outside South Africa (who follow the same prayer cycle) will think of Port Elizabeth and Pretoria as neighbours to … Continue reading

Pray for Peru

In this week’s cycle of prayer we pray for the Diocese of Peru in South America. “The Anglican Church of Peru is a missionary diocese in South America’s third largest country.  There are parishes and missions in Lima, Arequipa, Juliaca, Ica and Cabanaconde as well as numerous social outreach and development programs so desperately needed … Continue reading

Pray for Nigeria

This week’s prayer cycle asks us to pray for Oyo-Ibadan, Nigeria and the Rt Revd Williams Oluwarotimi. I’ve used the Anglican Communion and the Anglican Communion News Service websites for some of the info here.  They have plenty of info concerning Anglicans all over the world.  Please browse those sites when you have time.  Links … Continue reading

More thoughts on Japan – pilgrimage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Mike’s posting earlier reminded me of an email I received this week from the World Council of Churches, advising of a pilgrimage to Japan that is being undertaken in August. This is the text of the email: Church pilgrimage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki seeks action to end nuclear threats 26 June 2015 In early August, … Continue reading

Pray for Osaka

This week’s pew leaflet asks us to pray for the Diocese of Osaka, Japan and the Rt Revd Samuel Osamu Onishi.  “Why?” I asked myself.  “Who are they?” and “What prayers do they need?” I suppose the name of this week’s diocese jumped out at me more than the place names in previous pew leaflets … Continue reading

St Francis e Letter 22nd February 2015

This Sunday 22nd February – Lent 1 Sunday Duties: To see if you are on duty click here.  Please notify the parish office if you are unable to do a duty. If possible arrange with some else to do your duty but please still notify the parish office. Readings: The lectionary readings for this Sunday 22nd February 2015:   Genesis … Continue reading

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