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JESUS IS COMING … LOOK BUSY! [2] (Advent 1, 2020)

Today is the first Sunday in Advent. Advent is the season in the Church Calendar when the Church prepares its people for the arrival of Christmas, the coming of Jesus to earth when he was born as a baby at Bethlehem about two thousand years ago. ‘Advent’ is a term from the Latin word adventus […]

LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP (Views from the Abbey 15)

I like swimming … let me rephrase that … I like splashing around, floating on my back, chatting to other people in the sea or swimming pool, etc. I don’t like being out of my depth. As long as I can keep at least one foot on the floor I’m o.k. Julia swims like a […]

SORTING OUT THE ‘SELFIE’ (Views from the Abbey 14)

The online dictionary defines a ‘selfie’ as ‘a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media’. It also adds a rider stating that ‘occasional selfies are acceptable but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary’. Apparently the modern selfie has […]