The Rt Rev Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury recently announced plans to open a house of discernment for men considering a vocation to the priesthood. The house at Shrewsbury Cathedral will open in September 2015 and will offer men a place where they will be able to carefully discern, over a period of a year, if they are being called by God to become priests. Click here to read the article. Read more about... Priesthood Discernment House to open in Shrewsbury
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Fifteen seminarians from the Venerable English College – a seminary in Rome for priests in training for the dioceses of England and Wales – were privileged to serve Mass with Pope Francis in St Peters Basilica, Rome recently. The Mass took place the day after the Consistory which created 19 new Cardinals, including England and Wales’ new Cardinal, Vincent Nichols, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. Read more about... Student Priests Serve Mass with Pope Francis
The next Signposts event, a discernment weekend that takes place at Savio House in Cheshire, will be from 2nd-4th May. Signposts is for men and women aged 18 and above, offering a practical guide to making good life choices using material based on the wisdom of the Christian tradition. For more information please visit www.signposts.uk.net.
Read more about... Next Signposts Weekend
If you're looking to do something more creative this year for Lent, take a look at these two ideas of how you can observe this meaningful and solemn period of the year. Read more about... Do Something Different this Lent
The sacrament of Marriage was the focus of Pope Francis' teaching on Wednesday during the general audience with thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square. Married couples should never let the sun set on an argument; instead they must make peace by remembering to always say 'please' 'thank you' and 'sorry' he advised. You can view the article here. Read more about... Pope Francis: Marriage is a reflection of the Trinity
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February saw another Samuel training course for those interested in being able to lead their own Samuel discernment group. There was felt to be a warm atmosphere and some concrete plans were made for the future. Click here to view some lovely photos taken on the course. Read more about... Samuel Training Course