What Easter means to me

Our experience of Easter arises from our journey through Lent. This year Lent seemed very different to me. Last year I don’t remember doing any penance. Normal life seemed hard enough. I just tried to get through the days with a modicum of dignity and self-possession. Ask my husband if I was successful – or…

St Therese the brave

St Therese of Lisieux is depicted in statues in many a Catholic church; a young woman with soft brown eyes and high cheekbones, dressed with a light coloured cloak over floor-length dark brown habit. She’s generally recognised by the pink or yellow roses and a crucifix held with slender hands to her breast. A perfect…

A chat with The Chosen star Jonathan Roumie

The biggest crowd-funded media project to date is a multi-series TV show launched last year about Jesus Christ, called The Chosen. The brainchild of Evangelical filmmaker Dallas Jenkins and with an advisory team including a Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic priest the historical drama is inspired by the Gospel stories. Its intention is to encourage viewers…

The wound that heals

For the past couple of years, I’ve belonged to a small faith conversation group that runs from around May to August. It focuses on the writings of Discalced Carmelite saints St John of the Cross, St Teresa of Avila and St Therese of Lisieux along with other traditional and contemporary spiritual writers. Due to social…