Thursday, 14 June 2007

A Gathering of Priests

Spent most of the last two days at our Pastoral Centre at London Colney for in-service training, which is now very much a feature of diocesan life. We were asked to reflect (alone and in groups) on our celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, based on three talks and readings drawn from various sources, including Sacramentum Caritatis.

It was particularly good, as always, to spend time with brother priests. Because there are so many priests working in London, there is always an opportunity to make new acquaintances, especially amongst the Religious. Despite what you read in some quarters, one realises just how many priests quietly get on with the cure of souls, without making a name for themselves or being linked to any particular 'conservative' or 'liberal' camp.

It was interesting, also, how many times the blogosphere came up in discussion, especially now that the blogs of Westminster priests have links on the diocesan home page.

Talking of which, I've just noticed that there is also an article on it about my current parish (Kingsland), described as the diocese's most diverse since we have at least 91 nationalities (and probably, therefore, over a hundred languages represented)!



Anonymous flabellum said...

What did you make of the use of the extract from the liturgical writings of Cardinal Mahoney? How relevant is American style catholicism to a parish of 91 nationalities?

8:25 am  
Blogger Fr Nicholas said...

I suspect you know the answer to that question!

9:25 am  
Anonymous wetmonasteriensis said...

You maintain an admirable silence on the substance of the course.

10:19 am  

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