Friday, January 21, 2011

St Colette 2011

At TMD we are now in the run up to one of our annual events, the Blessing of St Colette on Saturday, February 5th at 3.30 pm. Colette, the great fifteenth century reformer of the Poor Clares is one of the mother and baby patrons. So on the Saturday nearest her feast the peace of the monastery chapel is rent by the singing of babies. Both on St Colette’s feast and throughout the year, people come here to be prayed for because they long to conceive a child – or are expecting one. Sick children are also brought for a blessing. Although on her feast the blessing takes place after the Gospel during Mass, we welcome all people of goodwill who would like to be prayed for.

We also receive many phone and email requests for prayer which we mention at the intercessions. The newborns present have mostly been brought by appreciative parents and grandparents in thanksgiving for prayers from the previous year.

Prayer is fairly successful. A local couple appeared on the first feast after their wedding and were duly blest, but after the fifth baby they stopped coming.....
If you would like to know more about St Colette and the babies click here