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The course this term is on Thursdays from 13th October, start time 19.00. You are asked to make a donation as you see fit.The subject of the course is, “What is theology saying”:1.Can the Church’s teaching change?2. What did God really reveal?3. How about Papal infallibility?4. How should we explain the Eucharist?5.Who is Jesus Christ?6. What difference does Grace make?7. What about Original Sin?8. What morality did Jesus teach?9. Should we renounce the world or change it?10. Is there salvation in other religions?
Mercy in the Gospel of Luke
Saint Mildred from a window at Preston-next-Wingham, Kent. John Salmon
Happy Feast to our friends at Minster Abbey! Today is Saint Mildred’s day. She was one of those exemplary Saxon and Welsh princesses who wanted a life of prayer, scholarship and service rather than diplomatic marriage. She was not the founder of Minster Abbey, her mother was, but Mildred joined the community and eventually became Abbess. She is still held in affection locally, as evidenced by this window from Preston, some six miles distant.
From all at Agnellus Mirror and the Franciscan International Study Centre, to all at Minster:
Happy Saint Mildred’s Day!
The Chapel at Greyfriars, Canterbury.
I have added a few more photographs and notes to our page on ‘Greyfriars, our first home’, now in the loving custody of the Anglican friars, the Society of Saint Francis.
WORDS OF POPE FRANCIS ON THE YEAR OF MERCY
The message of Jesus is Mercy
- The Face of God is Mercy
- God forgives, not with a decree, but with a caress
- Jesus too goes beyond the Law and forgives by caressing the wounds of our sins
- Mercy does not forgive our sins. What erases sin is God’s forgiveness. Mercy is the way in which He forgives.
- Sin is more than a stain. It is a wound that needs to be treated and healed.
- Mercy is the Lord’s most powerful message . . . let us be enveloped by the mercy of God . . . We will feel (God’s) wonderful tenderness, we will feel (God’s) embrace and we too will become more capable of mercy, patience, forgiveness and love.
- Fall into the ocean of mercy.
We have received tremendous mercy and pardon from God. Tremendous forgiveness and compassion from God. How do we give that to others? Are we as generous to others as the Lord is to us?
In the early centuries of the Church one could only receive Absolution once in a lifetime. Comparing that with today, does this give you a greater appreciation of the Sacrament and of this Year of Mercy?
If you can come to the meeting after 10.00 a.m. Mass, welcome! MMB.
Friends of the Franciscan International Study Centre
Annual General Meeting, June 5, 2016
- Introduction – chairholder
- Apologies for absence
- Minutes of last AGM
- Matters Arising
- Principal’s Report – Fr Tom Reist
- Financial Report – James Somerville-Meikle
- Chairholder’s Report – Maurice Billingsley
- Liturgy and Prayer
- Gifts to Departing Students
- Social Events past and future
- Agnellus Mirror Blog
- Churches Together in Canterbury
- Credit Union and other support for neighbours
- January 2017
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If you want to learn more about Franciscan life and thought, the first course below might interest you.
The second is maybe for you if you feel ‘What? Novice Mistress (or Master) – me? Help!’ If you are appointed to the community in a house of formation, start here! You’ll find plenty of wisdom among the staff and your fellow students, who come from different branches of the Franciscan family in different parts of the world.