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MAY 2018

COMING EVENTS

ROGATION EUCHARIST AND PROCESSION

MONDAY 7 MAY 11.30 am

There will be no Eucharist at 9.00 am

ROGATION is the counterpart of Harvest Thanksgiving.
If the weather permits, we go in procession through the garden with incense and holy water.
We give thanks for God's creation and ask God's blessing on the work of our hands.

May God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is the source of all goodness and growth,
pour his blessing upon all things created,
and upon us his children,
that we may use them to his glory and the welfare of all peoples...

There are some other special services or changed times of the Eucharist:

Thursday 10 May
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION
9.00 SUNG EUCHARIST

Monday 20 May
8:30 Mass

Tuesday 21 May
8:30 Mass

Thursday 31 May
FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
11.30 SUNG EUCHARIST

NEWS

We enjoy our friendship with the two Franciscan communities near us, and invited Fr Maximilian OFM Conv to talk to us about minoritas in the Franciscan tradition. Minority is related to Poverty and signifies being very little as well as having very little.

On 24 March Sisters Clare-Louise and Helen attended Brother Colin Mary's ordination to the diaconate.

We had a little party for Andrea, our kitchen assistant, when she began her maternity leave before Easter, and we rejoiced with her and Deian when Emily was born on 19th April.

Our Holy Week and Easter celebrations followed their accustomed pattern. One nice feature was that all our 'palm' branches were of pussy willow, and we have kept a vase of them in the cloister well into the Easter season.

'Second Sunday', a group of young adults from Cowley St John, came to us for their April meeting, beginning with Vespers, ending with Compline-and in between, a bring and share supper with lively conversation.

Visitors to the Convent will have noticed that work is in progress to redevelop the site of the former car showroom opposite Daubeny Road. We have become used to the two large cranes looming over us, and recently the fence round the site has been provided with viewing holes and information about our new neighbours-135 Wadham College undergraduates who will move in for the Autumn Term next year.