Tag Archives: Life and death

Spiritual Conference for the Triduum

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

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A New World?

The quarantine laws in most countries affect us all in different ways. Some become bored and depressed, which is expected when they live in small apartments and have no cultural life. In my house, there is a chapel, hundreds of … Continue reading

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Impressions of a quick shopping trip

After nearly a week of being at home, we needed a few supplies from a local farm shop where they breed pigs and sell their meat. I had seen scenes of cities in France and Italy without a soul in … Continue reading

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Mass sine populo

There is quite a lot of discussion going on in various Facebook groups about what priests can do when the civil authority has forbidden all gatherings of people because of the present epidemic of coronavirus. Several years ago, I wrote … Continue reading

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Why are the Churches closed?!!!!!

Fr Jonathan Munn has written a touching reflection on his blog Pestilence and Penitence. As with our social life, people are indignant about being told to shut themselves in. There are still people in the streets in some places gathering, … Continue reading

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Teach us Delight in Simple Things

We in France have just had a stricter order to stay at home for fifteen days, which is something we are doing anyway apart from essential errands like buying something from the chemist’s shop. If we are wise, we have … Continue reading

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In Time of Epidemic

The announcement is made and France goes into Stage 3 of the anti-epidemic plan as of this night. Only food shops, pharmacies, banks, tobacconists and petrol stations can stay open. All other public places are shut. We are asked to … Continue reading

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