Gaudete Sunday

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You and Your family are well and ready for Christmas. Today is Gaudete Sunday—a day of rejoicing and gladness in the heart of the Advent journey. Today we light the third, rose-coloured candle on the Advent wreath. Today I’d like to draw your thoughts away from the Sunday newspapers and Brexit, away from the Christmas To … Continue reading Gaudete Sunday

A Prayer for Victims

VICAR With Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on the Philippines and further catastrophic flooding expected from Florence, which has affected 10 million in the Carolinas, this week, Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I offer You a prayer to the victims of natural catastrophes. I am often asked why does God allow earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, cyclones, mudslides, wildfires, and other natural disasters? Tragedies cause … Continue reading A Prayer for Victims

A Prayer for the Recently Diagnosed

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and healthy. That your families are likewise booming and burgeoning. Today I want to draw Your attention to those in our communities who have recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. I am minded of the scene in The Theory of Everything where the late Stephen Hawking is hunched in a seat … Continue reading A Prayer for the Recently Diagnosed