Month: August 2015

  This series of Morning Bell begins on 15 August and marks the Church’s love and respect for Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Hail Mary is a prayer at the heart of devotion to her. The prayer is rooted in scripture – echoing words spoken to Mary by the angel Gabriel and then by her cousin […]

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  This Morning Bell series explores one of the letters of St Clare of Assisi (1193/4 – 1263) whose life and example we celebrate on 11 August. In her letter to (the fabulously-named) Ermentrude of Brussels, who founded several monasteries in Flanders, Clare encouraged Ermentrude to remain faithful to her calling, and to ‘love God and […]

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