|The Star of Bethlehem suspended over the Shrine|
|Bishop Paul Hendricks, surrounded by children and families, braves the cold!|
|Telling the story|
|Br Torsten and Br Tiago, wrapped up in some old cloaks against the cold. Fr Paul Saleh, a Carmelite from Australia, stands to get a better view|
|Fr Brendan, being ... Fr Brendan|
During the weekend went to lead St Joseph's parish in Bromley in a time of retreat. Whilst there he met with Bishop Pat Lynch who had just finished Fr Joseph's book 'Let it be', and was full of praise of its simplicity and wisdom. A hundred or so people from the parish gathered for the retreat. Kent was hit with the promised snow on Tuesday morning and although beautiful, the snow slowed everything down. The return journey from Bromley to Aylesford took Fr Damian 5 hours, much longer than the 40 minutes it took to get there!
Fr Brendan and Fr Joseph have braved the roads to drive north for a conference in Swanwick. Fr Kevin, Br Torsten and Br Tiago have braved the A14 to attend an intercongregational course for novices. We hope they all arrive home safely and with not too many tales of hazardous journeys.
Meanwhile enjoy some of the views of a snowbound Aylesford.
|The Main Shrine|
|The Apple Grove|
|The Community House|
|The Shrine Jesse Tree|
If you are travelling - be safe and patient. Let us remeber in prayer all those for whom this weather is a tremendous burden and just complicates already difficult circumstances.