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Jackie Tevlin, a Margaret Beaufort Institute student submitted this lovely poem after attending Sophia Study Day in November 2020 led by Dominic White OP. Thank you, Jackie! Who is Sophia? And where is she now? i. Leaf green prancing playfully in the early Summer breeze Sighs wistfully with a longing for today to be still Be held by O! Creator God of the unseasonal falling Let us revere Your Majesty in this sense of place It is not Autumn’s season yet It is not the turning of the page And it is not time for us to die. ii. [...]
This article by Dr Sue Price appears in Pastoral Review Vol 17 Issue 1 January/February/March 2021 Introduction My heart rejoiced the other Sunday, as I was sitting in a pew, appropriately socially distanced from anyone else, wearing my mask, feeling alone, when I heard a baby cry from somewhere behind me. At last, a normal, everyday sound full of hope and life. I have so missed the sight and sound of children at mass, the ‘wrigglies’ as one priest called them. I have missed the running up and down the aisle, the busy colouring in, the dropped crayons, rice [...]