Day 8: A Bee among the Flowers

Over the last year, we’ve paid more serious attention to the birds and the bees as we shape the ‘Wild Side’ of St Mary’s, carving out a home for nature, planting flowers to attract pollinators and others.  There’s been much publicity about the plight of bees, and how important and essential they and other pollinatorsContinue reading “Day 8: A Bee among the Flowers”

Day 7: Food for the Journey

Each years, for years, I used to take a large group of young people to the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage although that privilege now is left to younger leaders!  It’s quite a long coach journey and, when we arrived, we slept in tents in the middle of a field. The food was good considering the circumstancesContinue reading “Day 7: Food for the Journey”

Day 6: The Bread of Life

“I am the Bread of Life,” said Jesus. When he uses these words he places himself within the story of Israel’s wilderness years, their escape from slavery, their time of God given gifts in the desert, gifts which feed them as they wander, seeking the promised land. The following reflection feasts on those words andContinue reading “Day 6: The Bread of Life”