Author: transformedinchrist

Jericho Tree – a new Catholic website

Jericho Tree is a new Catholic website that was launched this summer. It brings together articles and videos about faith, culture, lifestyle and news. The writing team, mainly from the UK, includes lay people, priests and religious, with...

Catechetical Resources: Video Clips…

Catechetical Resources: Video Clips…

Here are three video clips I’ve found recently which I think will be great to add to our little catechetical ‘stores’ for future use… Number One. Liturgy (Adult Catechesis) I love this clip! It shows...

Thinking in fours…

Can I ask your prayers please for all those in my year at Maryvale writing our Masters dissertations, due on July 1st? It’s a hectic old time! I spent a wonderful weekend with the...

Come, thou Father of the poor!

Happy Pentecost! May the Holy Spirit transform our hearts and therefore our Church this day. For those of you who, like me, are reading (or have read) Weigel’s Evangelical Catholicism, his words and his thesis are...

Catechist Formation

Catechist Formation

A couple of weeks ago, we finished a six-session series of catechist formation. I’m sad I have not had time to write about this since it was such an enjoyable series. Around twenty catechists...

Hello Advent!

Hello Advent!

I LOVE Advent. But it is so short this year! It is so hard to get beyond the external joys (spiced biscuits currently cooking in the kitchen and yesterday afternoon was spent in a hot, crowded...

How are we doing with RCIA?

How are we doing with RCIA?

Over two years ago, we started to restructure our RCIA to a year-round catechumenal model. Currently, we have 15 people at different stages of the RCIA process. At the moment, we’re trying to work...

“Those who desire comforts have dialled the wrong number”

“Those who desire comforts have dialled the wrong number”

This may be one of my favourite EVER quotations from Pope Benedict XVI 🙂 It just makes me smile. He’s bang on! Anyone who tells us that Christianity is easy, that we can go...

A walk-through our Confirmation session…

A walk-through our Confirmation session…

Catechists love hearing about how other catechists or other parishes ‘do things’. In fact, although I’ve never done it, I would love, one day, just to sit in on another parish’s Confirmation programme as...

Are you celebrating Hallowe’en tonight?

Are you celebrating Hallowe’en tonight?

I arrived back home in south London this evening to heaps and heaps of autumn leaves blanketing the pavements, and hoards of children, from babies upwards, with their parents, trudging through the piles of...

Small Group Discussion

Small Group Discussion

Recently, I met a catechist who said she wished that there was more time for small group discussion in the programme she helps out with. She felt there was barely enough time to get...

Need for Young Adult Catechists

Need for Young Adult Catechists

I have to tell you, it was something of a shock to step back into this cool, rainy country, people… After a month of blistering heat it took me a while to adjust and...

The Art and Beauty Course

The Art and Beauty Course

The past few days, I have immensely enjoyed soaking in the Catholic world of art and beauty. This is an exceptional course, developed by Maryvale Institute, which is being piloted here in Kansas. Arty...