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June 3, 2017, 1:03 pm
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Managing a run of days off walking.  Yesterday to Abergavenny and a walk with two of my best friends.



We spent the morning climbing Sugarloaf.  Back into Abergavenny for dinner and a pint, then an afternoon on the Blorange.



A multi-day pilgrimage planned, and plenty more to walk and explore in this place


prayer walk

Lovely prayer walk with St Bede’s this evening.  Canal, urban streets, field.  This is the best time of the year, but we saw Brandwood showing off its beauty.

A small group of us met at St Bede’s.  We agreed our route and how to walk.  The first part in silence, the second with prayerful talking.  We were looking out for the places God is obviously very present, and the places where we wish God was more obvious.  We intercessed for those we knew on the way round.


We savoured the beauty of creation, wild or planted by people.  Girls shouting echoes into the canal tunnel – and laughing when they realised we had seen them.  A woman singing as she cycled.  A fat cat making a car stop as she sauntered across the road.  Breath taken away as we took in the view across Birmingham to the Black Country.

May 27, 2017, 8:54 pm
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It’s been a very full time recently – mainly good. I hesitate to post lists of what I am doing, but a great sabbath day of refreshment walking in Shropshire with Mike yesterday


​and today to Glasshampton Monastery leading a Quiet Day with the wonderful Franciscan Companions. Special in so many ways.

I prayed in front of this icon as I prepared for Mass. Just right for Ascension and Whitsun

May 25, 2017, 8:05 pm
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very necessary refreshment on the South Pennines last week

May 20, 2017, 7:58 pm
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wuthering heights
May 19, 2017, 7:08 pm
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May 19, 2017, 8:16 am
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