Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Clergy at the Stella Maris Mass, organised by the Apostleship of the Sea and celebrated by Archbishop Peter Smith, at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark.

2 The Sisters of the Spiritual Family The Work, custodians of Newman’s College at Littlemore, mark the 20th anniversary of their founder, Mother Julia Verhaeghe, in the Church of Blessed Dominic Barberi.

3 John Browne, headteacher of Stonyhurst College, and Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang, after the signing of an agreement to open the Stonyhurst Penang International School in Malaysia.

4 Alumni who are now at university or completing apprenticeships return to inspire current students at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby.

5 Medaille Trust, a Catholic charity providing safe accommodation for trafficking victims, holds its fourth international conference in Bled, Slovenia.

6 Bishop Alan Hopes of East Anglia presents a papal blessing to Lesley Carter, at the end of her 23-year career as a teaching assistant at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

7 Peter Martin, a 72-year-old grandfather from Coventry, is walking the Camino de Santiago to raise funds for Zoe’s Place. To support him, visit

8 Jane Austen expert Paula Byrne (third from left) was the speaker at Loreto Grammar School’s annual speech night at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

9 Joan McCarthy, headteacher of Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, during a two-week trip to improve education in South Africa.

10 Ciaran Booth, rugby First XV captain at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns, Cheshire, and scrum half Raphael Quirke have been called up for training with the England under 18 squad.

11 Sister Wilma, who serves in Sri Lanka, visits Aid to the Church in Need’s office in Sutton, Surrey, to thank the charity for its support for the island’s young people.

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