From Mark Nov CR:
Greetings from a somewhat inclement Mirfield on this feast of St Michael and All Angels. May you know his intercession for strengthening and defence on all sides in these testy days of our time.
Things are continuously busy for us at CR but it is sustained by putting on love and prayer as far as we are able in all things. I was privileged last week to be able to host a pilgrimage weekend for Vanessa Dixon et al from churches around the Orpington area. This was a packed, albeit extremely enjoyable programme and I felt thankful to be entrusted with its running by the Prior. All went well; thank you for the supportive thanks from those good people.
Jacob CR and I are giving some talks to a Quiet Day in Sheffield tomorrow; George is about to return from three weeks in Italy and Nicolas comes back from his latest time in Zimbabwe on Sunday and begins leading IGR participants from Monday morning. All very worthwhile ministry. In addition, the new Ordinands seem to be settling in and making a lovely contribution to the Church in this place and her singing psalms to God!
The inter-novitiate conference on Anglican Religious Life’s history now seems a long time ago for Fabian and myself. Indeed, it is only a fortnight until we welcome the members of CLARC (Religious Community Leaders) here for their annual conference. To paraphrase the common parlance… only nine more weeks of Ordinary Time left before Advent!
Love and prayers, Marc, Novice CR