Your directors for this seven-day retreat, Following Our Pilgrim Hearts, are Francis and Clare of Assisi. Both saints were determined to follow the Christ who spoke to Francis from the cross of San Damiano. Their mission to rebuild the church by living the gospel of Jesus was done with a passion rooted in their experience of God's ecstatic love. Through the chosen words of Francis and Clare, you will walk in their footsteps through Assisi and the Umbrian countryside, focusing on pilgrimage and retreat.
"Great material but boring performance"
Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with four broadcasts of national comic import.1. “How To Eat Food” In order to help explain one of our most fundamental acts as human beings, Jeremy picks up the topic of food with the chopsticks of enquiry and then drops it on his trousers of former cleanliness. Helping him tackle the subject will be special guests Vicki Pepperdine and Paul Bassett Davies
The citadel has long been the stronghold of Highkell. All that is about to change because the traitor, Vasic, is marching on the capital. Against her better judgement, Queen Alwenna allows herself to be spirited away by one of the Crown's most trusted servants, safe from the clutches of the throne's would-be usurper. Fleeing across country, she quickly comes to learn that her pampered existence has ill equipped her for survival away from the comforts of the court.
In a world of turmoil, following the king’s death, the traitor Vasic is struggling to secure his rule over the combined Peninsular Kingdoms whilst the exiled queen, Alwenna, has taken refuge with freemerchant community whose elders fear her dark power. Mistrust rules the day with bribery, drugs, trafficking of children, and murder rife throughout the kingdom. As the priestess’ plot for revenge continues, Alwenn a leaves to seek the outcast group of loyal kinsman.
If you are like most people, you probably believe that prayer is an exaltation, an ecstasy. Franciscan Father Murray Bodo says that for him, prayer is often more like a desert. This is the journey of prayer as he has experienced it, and as he would share it with us, especially those of us who are discouraged or desperate because we cannot pray. Or because of those deeper reasons that make prayer seem so hopeless right now. That brokenness or hurt that won’t heal. That darkness which seems too deep for any light to penetrate.