Waiting patiently whilst in the lockdown for things to get back to normal has and is still hard. Not being able to freely go out to see friends and family, to eat with them, to shop, go on holiday. Not to be able to be physically part of the community at Church, at worship and in the service of others in groups has been difficult.
More important to me than learning to wait until what we want to happens is how our desires may change during the waiting.
I have found joy in the beauty of our garden, in reading and in writing cards to those I have regularly visited.
To have found a Mass in a garden that is both intimate and beautiful is such a consolation and inspiration. Because of its closeness to you, its regular congregation consisting of the celebrant, together with a young married couple and a co-frere who are the readers and the cameraman, you feel part of a community again, one that reaches out by prayer to all over the world.
We send you a photograph of a small part of this garden. The red chair is there to represent the wider community, (for us to sit on and be part of the Mass).The altar and its setting are shown in the small picture.
Finally, a prayer:- “Lord God, may I be more open to your Holy Spirit:
Grow in me the fruit of your patience and help me to
put my trust in you.”
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