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St. Hildegarde of Bingen

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 12:00


St. Hildegarde of Bingen

Hildegard was born of noble parents and was educated at the Benedictine cloister of Disibodenberg by Jutta (Judith), she was a religious recluse and sister of the count of Spanheim. Hildegard was 15 years old when she began wearing the Benedictine habit and pursuing a religious life. She succeeded Jutta as prioress in 1136. Having experienced vis ... read more

 Posted: 26 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Power Of Prayer

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 14:57


The amazing Power of Prayer

Dear Mothers’ Union Members, not one of us needs to be told or reminded of the Power of Prayer and how all Mothers’ Union members all over the world are committed to helping and supporting other members whilst serving and caring for families that need help regardless of whether they are Christian or not, whether they have a faith or not ... read more

 Posted: 19 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Mind, Body & Spirit

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 09:19


Come Holy Spirit

Mind: Mental Health: Includes our ability to control our emotional, psychological and social well-being It means having good ways to deal with your feelings and how to enjoy life, even when times are difficult. If you need help in your life, get it. Seeking help is a sign of strength… Body: Physical Health: Is not just the absence of diseas ... read more

 Posted: 11 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Obituary: Mollie Merchant

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:11


Mollie Merchant

I first met Mollie when she was a member of St Andrew’s Chelmsford Mothers’ Union. She was also the Deanery Prayer Rep when we had Diocesan “departments” where the meetings were attended by representatives from each deanery. At the time I was Chelmsford’s Presiding Member (now known as Deanery Chairs) and she was a val ... read more

 Posted: 5 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments

Reflections from November 18

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:04


On the night of 21st April 1941, two incendiary bombs were dropped from the air onto the roof of a beautiful church with disastrous results. The villagers fought valiantly to contain the fire, then astonishingly, a thick mist rolled in from the sea hiding the building from the air. Remembering and praying for all those people in the world who are ... read more

 Posted: 1 Dec 2018 | There are 0 comments | make a comment / view comments