The Dawn of Mystery, Fr Lucius Cary SSJE | Father Richard Peers

The Sisters of the Love of God have generously made a number of this publications available for free here. This extract is from Fr Lucius Cary’s Mysteries of Christ.

The Dawn of Mystery: Advent

Advent is radiant with the light of dawn and the joy of expectation. It means not so much an arising from the death of sin, such as Lent demands, but rather an awakening from slumber, the quickening of life already there; its watchword is not penitence but vigilance.

It is a call addressed to the inner spirit, to prepare it to contemplate the most amazing thing which has ever happened in the…

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The Dawn of Mystery, Fr Lucius Cary SSJE | Father Richard Peers

The Sisters of the Love of God have generously made a number of this publications available for free here. This extract is from Fr Lucius Cary’s Mysteries of Christ.

The Dawn of Mystery: Advent

Advent is radiant with the light of dawn and the joy of expectation. It means not so much an arising from the death of sin, such as Lent demands, but rather an awakening from slumber, the quickening of life already there; its watchword is not penitence but vigilance.

It is a call addressed to the inner spirit, to prepare it to contemplate the most amazing thing which has ever happened in the…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2BoLahM

Lev Chadash: Anglo-Catholic church growth (2) | Father Richard Peers

[This piece is a follow-up to my guest blog on Psephizo]

Justin Welby, when he became Archbishop set his priorities as

Prayer and the Religious Life

Reconciliation

and Evangelism and Witness

Anybody who knows the church in France, and the very obvious major decline in Mass attendance over the last half century, may think it odd to look to France for patterns of renewal. However, it was the Chemin Neuf Community, that the Archbishop invited to provide a permanent praying presence at Lambeth Palace.

In the early 90s I wrote the dissertation for my theology degree on the renewal of…

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Lev Chadash: Anglo-Catholic church growth (2) | Father Richard Peers

[This piece is a follow-up to my guest blog on Psephizo]

Justin Welby, when he became Archbishop set his priorities as

Prayer and the Religious Life

Reconciliation

and Evangelism and Witness

Anybody who knows the church in France, and the very obvious major decline in Mass attendance over the last half century, may think it odd to look to France for patterns of renewal. However, it was the Chemin Neuf Community, that the Archbishop invited to provide a permanent praying presence at Lambeth Palace.

In the early 90s I wrote the dissertation for my theology degree on the renewal of…

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and The Gifts of the Spirit: Praying for Tongues and Tears | Father Richard Peers

Sermon Advent 1. Year B

3rd December 2017

St Agnes, Ullet Rd.

Fr Richard Peers SMMS

Readings: Isaiah 63: 16-17, 64:1.3-8. 1 Cor 1:3-9. Mark 13:33-37

Yesterday I went to the cinema, to see Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.

I recommend it. It is a beautiful film and there’s even an mention for our own Lark Lane.

Those of you who have lived here for a long time will see lots of familiar places.

For all of us who remember the late 70s and early 80s there are plenty of opportunities for nostalgia. Two pints of beer for 90p, a phone with a real dial, orange and brown wallpaper…

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