Monthly Archives: March 2015

Soul Food: My Lenten Lapse (oops!)

This week I received some painful news. It happens from time to time, an it’s not the news so much as how we handle it. I found myself walking through the churchyard praying ‘Sorry God, I’m going to break my … Continue reading

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Through Lent with Benedict: Joyful Perseverance

How often do we talk of persevering as though it is something we do with gritted teeth? How often do we think of perseverance as something that is done when hanging on to faith by our fingertips? It is something … Continue reading

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Soul Food: St Benedict’s Day (21st March)

21st March is St Benedict’s Day – he isn’t normally accredited with a feast day as such, but as Winchester Diocese, the one to which I belong, is reconnecting with Benedict I thought it apt we should mark the day … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Almsgiving

An important part of our Lenten Observance is almsgiving – the giving of alms to the poor. Today we can equate this with giving to charity, or fundraising. As Red Nose Day falls within Lent this year, our family decided … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Saint Cuthbert (20th March)

Okay, so Saint Cuthbert hasn’t been assigned a major feast day, but as it’s my birthday, I personally think that he’s worth breaking the fast for! Saint Cuthbert was Bishop of Lindisfarne, the Holy Islands, and his day is 20th … Continue reading

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Soul Food: St Patrick (17th March)

Sadly we don’t have any Irish connections, so breaking the fast for the feast of Saint Patrick seems a little far fetched, although, as Patrick was sold as a slave and sent off to Ireland from Bristol (where I was … Continue reading

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Soul Food:Refreshment Sunday (aka Mothering Sunday)

Just over half way through Lent we are given a reprieve from the fasting: Refreshment Sunday. This was a time, not only when fasts could be broken, but when those working away from home (think maids in Downton Abbey) were … Continue reading

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