'Today we pray especially for all who have suffered abuse, as children or as vulnerable adults, and carry its scars throughout their lives. Many of their stories are told in the IICSA Report. We pray for them in the pain they bear.
We pray too for courage and guidance for our bishops and religious leaders, and for those who work in Safeguarding, that the responses we give will be just and healing. We ask pardon for those past responses that now are seen to have been so inadequate.
We place before the Lord this brokenness which marks so many lives and the life of the Church.’
See and listen to the Cardinal's message here.
We pray for us bishops as they consider these matters during their meeting next week. We pray for our Cardinal too and for each other in these difficult days
As we cannot travel to the Holy Land you might be interested in visiting in a different way.
As we are in lockdown again and heading towards an unusual Christmas, why not sign up to our online course exploring the wonderful artworks of the Christmas story from the comfort of your own home?
Over the four weeks of Advent we will be looking at artworks relating to the events associated with The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, The Church of the Visitation, The Church of the Nativity and Shepherds’ Fields in Bethlehem.
The course will be fully illustrated and led by highly regarded art historian Sarah Burles, Alumna of the University of Cambridge and University College London.
Talks will be live on Zoom each Wednesday in Advent and will also be recorded so you can watch later in your own time with a list of works provided.
Why not give a subscription as a Christmas present to a relative or friend who might enjoy the course?
Course dates – Wednesday 2, 9, 16 and 23 December 2020
Course time (live) – 1500-1600
Cost - £60
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