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Sister Janet Fearns

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September 20, 2018
Screenwriters still resort to cliché when tackling the supernatural
September 20, 2018
Sister Janet Fearns says screenwriters have a lot to learn about the supernatural One moonlit night in autumn 1976, I was wearing the full-length white habit, scapular, traditional headgear and veil. It was my turn – yet again – to lock the doors and windows in Maryvale, our pastoral centre in Bramley, Surrey. With the
November 02, 2017
The Life of St Thérèse of Lisieux by August Pierre Laveille, Ave Maria Press, £15.99 When Mgr August Pierre Laveille interviewed people who knew the parents of St Thérèse, nobody foresaw that, in 2015, Louis and Zélie Martin would also be canonised. Laveille, therefore, could not have known the true richness of his work as
January 19, 2017
Stations of the Cross Then and Now by Fr Denis Mcbride CSSR, Redemptorist, £13 ‘The Way of the Cross is not confined to a lonely road in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago: it is a busy highway winding through every village, town and city in our modern world.” And so the cover of Fr Denis McBride’s
July 19, 2016
In his time as Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi has encountered moments of great joy but also times which have required sensitive diplomacy
December 22, 2015
Living with Grief By Bairbre Cahill, Redemptorist, £7.95 A lump appeared in my throat and tears in my eyes as I read the first chapter of Bairbre Cahill’s latest book, Living with Grief: Walking the Spiral. It was not so much because she had lost her mother and brother as the fact that, having lost
December 03, 2015
For anyone suffering loss, here is a work that will at once quicken and console, disturb and heal
December 01, 2015
The Gift of Grief by Andrew Stringfellow, Redemptorist, £7 One evening in 2014, I stepped out of the bus, looked to see if the road was clear for me to cross – and cried. Without realising, it was the first time that I had taken that particular bus at that particular time since I left
April 23, 2015
Religious congregations have found a creative new way of communicating their message
October 11, 2013
The wonderful work being done by Small Christian Communities is helping sustain faith, life and energy in parishes across Africa
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