Tagged: Conversion

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Hope in the RCIA

I haven’t written for a while about our RCIA in Portsmouth. You’ll probably remember we started a new process here nearly a year ago (you can read about how we started it here, there’s...

It’s been ten years… 4

It’s been ten years…

One evening this week I was in my sister’s kitchen as we prepared supper and suddenly realised the knee-high boots I was wearing were ten years old… Yes! I actually bought them when I...

Sacrificial Effort 3

Sacrificial Effort

Some days, I get a teeny-weeny glimpse of the efforts God makes in seeking us out and drawing us to himself. Some days, you feel like you’re chasing after people all day long. “Sorry...

Contraception, Cohabitation, and the Catechumenate 0

Contraception, Cohabitation, and the Catechumenate

OK, as promised, here’s a post on tackling these issues in the Catechumenate. January to Easter is the time when we turn towards the deepest changes catechumens need to make in their lives, after...

The Challenge of Conversion 2

The Challenge of Conversion

This weekend saw our Catechumenate retreat at Ampleforth Abbey. The retreat comes at just over halfway through the year-long Catechumenate and is a wonderful way to deepen conversion, enter more fully into prayer and...

Understanding and Conversion 2

Understanding and Conversion

This week is the last week of catechesis in the parish before Christmas 🙂 Last night the Confirmation group enjoyed their Christmas party in a tiny 24-person sofa cinema up the road. This week...

Media Coverage of World Youth Day 2

Media Coverage of World Youth Day

You know I am a big fan of Fr Robert Barron and Word on Fire, and what he has to say about the mainstream media simply ‘not getting’ World Youth Day is insightful. World...

The conversion of the baptised 0

The conversion of the baptised

Since my post the other day, I watched this clip – a lecture by Dr Carole Brown at a Symposium organised by the Dominicans in Dublin. Her doctorate was on the conversion of the...

The grace of conversion 2

The grace of conversion

I swear I have the best job in the world…! No sooner is Pentecost over than FOUR people show up at the presbytery this week wanting to become Catholics. How good is the Lord?!...