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JOURNAL POSTINGS Monday 23 July 2018, S Bridget of Sweden, Religious, Feast. Today's fourteenth century saint, pictured here, had a spirituality that was deeply Marian and deeply devoted to the suffering Christ. Eventually she received about seven hundred visions, and the call to be the 'bride and channel' of Christ. May she pray for us, and many many blessings come through her and through her daughters, the Bridgettines, close to us here in Birmingham. May God bless you this day.

22 July 2018, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. This passion flower is growing beautifully in the shade of the upper branches … 'He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."' 'He is our peace', we read in today's New Testament reading. We find that peace as we are rooted in Christ and grow in Him and in Him only. May God bless you and make your Sunday joyful.

Saturday 21 July 2018, Feria in Ordinary Time. The flowers, and the Cross. Often, the two go together: beauty and suffering. So it was with our Lady; in the purity of her soul, which was ultimate beauty, she stood by the Cross of her Son, ultimate suffering. It is said in the fourth Servant Song of Isaiah that 'He had no beauty that we should desire Him', but in fact in the Cross, in the total self giving of the Son of God, there was beauty: the beauty of the soul of our Lord, and the beauty of the depth of His Love that could go to the end. May God bless you, and may you draw ever closer to His Love.

 

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