Monday 4 July 2011

More scenes from Brightlights

The Brightlights festival continued with a service of reconciliation. Rise Theatre company presented a powerful drama to focus our minds on the need to be reconciling and reconciled. Many young people celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A Carmelite flavour was given at the end of the evening with Compline and the Saturday station.

Sunday dawned bright and warm. Fr Christopher Jamison inspired those who heard him with a reflection on silence. Lunch was shared with a background of laughter and joy as various bands entertained the festival goers. The afternoon Mass, in the Rosary Way, was presided over by our own Fr Brendan (no photo's as Brendan is the photographer!). After a feast of pasta and rhubarb crumble the eveing festivities began. The 'I want to be a Carmelte' song preformed by the students of St Gregory's in Kenton will stick in the memory of the friars who heard it. The festival will conclude today with Mass. The community eagerly awaits the return of Brighlights next year - hopefully we will see you there!

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