Feast of the Annunciation: Slowing down and saying ‘yes’

For the Feast of the Annunciation, Caroline Stanton of our Theology team  reflects on how we can slow down to listen to God’s call in our lives and respond with the courage and generosity of Mary.

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Sewing for solidarity and peace

The CAFOD group at St George’s parish in Norwich, Norfolk, has been standing in solidarity with communities overseas for years. The parish group holds events every month of the year, including fundraising events such as marmalade sales, parish lunches and Christmas lucky dips. This Advent they also sold two nativity sets, which they made out of fabric.

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Immaculate Conception: Mary, Mother of the Poor

For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Linda Jones from our Theology team reflects on the different qualities of Our Lady, and how she can inspire us to have the strength and courage to act.

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All Souls Day: On the lives of others

All Souls Day calls us to remember our loved ones with purpose. CAFOD’s Ben Payne reflects on the life of his grandad and the Rosary given to him by his auntie, then a Dominican nun in South Africa.

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Taking inspiration from the saints and those who were extraordinary to us

As we approach All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, Catherine from our Theology team reflects on the inspiration we can take from the example of those who have gone before us.

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