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St Joseph Church
10:00AM to 4:30PM

Friday
St Kevin Church
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Universalis

Fri 19 August

Friday of week 20 in Ordinary Time, or Saint John Eudes, Priest

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer | Night Prayer | Mass(Saint John Eudes (1601 - 1680))

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Thu 11 August

Saint Clare, VirginOffice of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer | Night Prayer | MassSaint Clare (1193/4 - 1253)

She was born at Assisi and came under the influence of Saint Francis. She left home at the age of 18 and, under Francis’s guidance, began a community that grew to become the order of the Poor Clares (she was later joined both by her sister and by her widowed mother). In its radical attachment to poverty the Rule of the order was much more severe than that of any other order of nuns. In 1215 Clare obtained from the Pope the privilege of owning nothing, so that the nuns of the order were to be sustained by alms and nothing else. Such a rule was (like the Franciscan rule) both a challenge to established structures and a risk to those who followed it, and successive Popes tried to modify it. In 1247 Pope Innocent IV promulgated a new Rule that allowed the ownership of communal property: Clare rewrote it. A later attempt at mitigation in 1263 partly succeeded (perhaps because Clare was dead by then): some communities followed the old, strict rule and some followed the new. Clare was a noted contemplative and a caring mother to her nuns. She died at Assisi in 1253.See the articles in the Catholic Encyclopaedia and Wikipedia.The drift towards laxity and the desire for strictness are part of the history of every religious order. In the history of most monasteries, for example, one can find both a steady relaxation of the rule and a desire on the part of some members of the community to be more severe and ascetic – possibly even to become hermits. The Maronist Saint Sharbel Makhluf is one example; the Trappist Thomas Merton is another. In our own lives, too, we are always oscillating between being too strict and being too lax. It seems to be a universal tension in the human race.

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Fri 12 August

Friday of week 19 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious

Office of Readings | Morning Prayer | Evening Prayer | Night Prayer | Mass(Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572 - 1641))

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1st NOVEMBER UNTIL APRIL 30
SATURDAYS
St Joseph Church Confessions 3:30PM; Mass 4:00PM
SUNDAYS
St Joseph Church Mass 8:00AM
St Kevin Church Confessions 10:15AM; Mass 10:30AM

1 MAY UNTIL OCTOBER 31
SATURDAYS
St Joseph Church Confessions 3:30PM; Mass 4:00PM
SUNDAYS
St Kevin Church Confessions 7:40AM; Mass 8:00AM
St Joseph Church Mass 10:00AM

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