I have just returned from a pilgrimage to Lourdes. The is the beautiful River Gave which flows through Lourdes in the south of France

On This Day 

On May 14th (to follow)

Birthday’s Today🎂

Olly Murs (Pop Singer) is 40

Cate Blanchett (Actress) is 55

Significance of Today

All this week we mark Christian Aid Week. It is a week that provides urgent humanitarian relief to the less fortunate especially in places like Gaza where the needs are so so urgent. It calls out the plight of the suffering, giving immediate aid where possible. But it does more; it stands up for the rights of and demands justice for impoverished communities worldwide​​​​.

Interesting Quote for Today

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”  ~Oprah Winfrey

Did you know fact

Did you know that Ketchup was used as medicine! In the 1800s, ketchup was believed to have healing properties and was used to treat ailments such as indigestion and a bad tummy. Thankfully, today we enjoy it as a tasty sauce instead!

Saint For Today

Saint For Today May 14th (To follow soon)

My Latest Video🎥

I have just shared my new video and it is called ‘Spiritually turning to light, hope and blessings – with the help of the dandelion flower’


Thought for Week

On Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension. But there is one potential problem with the Feast Day of the Ascension. It gives the impression that Jesus like a rocket took off to some far place, with no meaningful connection with any of us.

I prefer to think of the Ascension as Jesus now all around us and near us and with us. The notion of ‘ascending to heaven’ gives the wrong impression that he is gone and gone for good!!

So what does the Ascension mean for you and me? It means that the presence of Jesus is no longer limited to a small group in one place at a particular time. The Ascension means the presence of Jesus is now everywhere and all around us and especially in us.

And finally to say that The Ascension invites us to celebrate God’s beautiful presence in you and in everything good we do each day. It celebrates God’s presence in the very ordinary moments of our lives. God is not distant or far away. God is closer than we can possibly imagine!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday