ON THE WISDOM OF CHRIST

 

Sr Valery Walker

ST THOMAS AQUINAS WEEKEND  NOVEMBER 2016:   A PERSONAL REFLECTION ON  THREE TALKS AND A SERMON GIVEN BY FR.SIMON GAINE O.P     

 

Ten of us gathered in the lecture room at St Dominic’s Convent, Stone on Saturday November 26 to hear Fr.Simon Gaine O.P., speak on the wisdom of Our Lord and the sources of his knowledge.  We hoped thereby to deepen our Faith in and love of our Saviour.  In view of the difficulties of this topic, we were urged to keep in the front of our minds the Divine Person we would be talking about and the help of the Holy Spirit we needed to understand him better.

 

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Stoke-on Trent update

by Sr Mary Felix

On Saturday October 29th the parish of Our Lady and the Angels and St Peter-in-Chains, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, held a reflective day on Sts. Dominic and Catherine of Sienna, given by Elizabeth Rees a well known author of books on Celtic spirituality. 

Our day started with our being warmly welcomed by the parish priest, Fr. Michael Miners and his Deacon, Tony Bradshaw, into their warm and recently renovated church which looked lovely with its many statues of Dominican saints.  The celebration of Holy Mass followed at 10 am, which gave us a good start to the day.

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Vocations Weekend

Called To Preach?

THE  VOWS  OF  THE  CONSECRATED  LIFE

Clipart  Christian Clipart Images Of PrayerA  GIFT  OF  ONESELF  TO GOD 

A  WEEKEND  WITH THE  DOMINICAN  SISTERS 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9 TO SUNDAY DEC.11  2016

AT:   ST  DOMINIC’S  CONVENT, STATION  RD, STONE  STAFFS  ST15 8EN

CONTACT:  Sr Valery O.P here, or at above address.

 

 

The Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Year of Mercy

by Sr Ann Catherine Swailes

If you were producing a film, and wanted to convey that the central characters were Catholic, one of the easiest ways of doing so would be to show a shot of a picture on the wall of the family home, depicting a long-haired, bearded man in a red cloak, with a stylised heart visible on his white tunic; a heart which, on closer examination, would most likely prove to be surrounded with flames and adorned with a crown of thorns. The imagery of the Sacred Heart, in other words is easily recognisable as a “Catholic thing”, along with rosary beads, for instance, or crucifixes.

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The attempts to redefine marriage: a critical overview

  Andrew Wagstaff C.O.

Talk given during the Cephas Symposium on the Nature of Faith

Article 2 of Question 97 of the Prima Secundae Partis of the Summa is about whether

human law should always be changed whenever something better occurs. Saint Thomas

writes:

… human law is rightly changed, in so far as such change is conducive to the common

weal. But, to a certain extent, the mere change of law is of itself prejudicial to the

common good: because custom avails much for the observance of laws, seeing that

what is done contrary to general custom, even in slight matters, is looked upon as

grave. Consequently, when a law is changed, the binding power of the law is

diminished, in so far as custom is abolished. Wherefore human law should never be

changed, unless, in some way or other, the common weal be compensated according

to the extent of the harm done in this respect. Such compensation may arise either

from some very great and every evident benefit conferred by the new enactment; or

from the extreme urgency of the case, due to the fact that either the existing law is

clearly unjust, or its observance extremely harmful.1

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