23 thoughts on “STRANDED

  1. blindzanygirl

    Hello Dan. Thankyou so much. I will take a look. I have been not coming onto my blig for a day because I have become really ill. But I saw this come through, and wanted to answer you. I will look right now, but, being blind, I will get my hysband to describe to me 😊


  2. blindzanygirl

    Dan they are beautiful. Your wife is very gofted. I hope that she does really well with them. I think she will because people love those sorts of things. All good wishes to you and your dear wife Dan.


  3. blindzanygirl

    Thanks so much Dan. Things have been a struggle of late. I keep getting real sick, then popping up a bit again, then getting real sick again. It’s a bind!


  4. blindzanygirl

    Thankyou so much Muntazir. So sorry to be so late in replying but I got a bit ill and got behind in replying to people. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I always appreciate it


  5. blindzanygirl

    Hi Augustine. Thankyou so much. I have been really ill myself, so have struggled to keep going. I did receive your lovely words the other day saying you would remember me before the Blessed Sacrament. That meant the world to me. Thankyou. I am feeling somewhat better now, but never really well, like yourself. I will pray for you too, though I no longer manage to get to Mass and we never have Adoration at all, which makes me very sad. Have you always been Catholic? I ama convert and it means so much to me. God bless you my friend


  6. No I am a convert too and I was a clergyman before that. I am lucky enough with my Bishop’s permission to have the Blessed Sacrament in the house in my little private altar. I never get to Mass my Eucharistic minister comes every week and my priest about every four. He celebrates Mass about twice a year in my home. I go to mass daily via churchservices.tv that is a real blessing.

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  7. blindzanygirl

    Oh Stuart that is what I do too. Church Service TV. It is a great help and comfort. How wonderful that you can have the BlessedSacrament in your home.


  8. blindzanygirl

    I was saying how wonderful that you can have the Blessed Sacrament in your home. Did you go over to the Catholic priesthood then? I know that a lot did. We do not have Communion brought to us. We are very short of priests and things have changed a lot. We don’t get a Eucharistic Minister, and our priest never comes. We asked to talk to him once but he said he was too busy. Now, in September we are losing yet another priest. So there will just be one priest and an Assistant Priest for abhuge area with many Catholics in it. It makes me very sad. But there it is. Some day I hope to be able to go to Mass again even if infrequently. God bless you Stuart. My,prayers are with you too. Maybe one day you can tell me how you came to convert. I love to hear how others converted.


  9. No I didn’t become a priest as I was already retired due to ill health and housebound. It might be worth asking the parish if you could have communion brought to you. I live in small community not exactly a busy place and our priests tend to be here for a quiet life before retrial. I am very blessed Augustine was my confirmation name it all took place in my home

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  10. blindzanygirl

    Oh Stuart that sounds wonderful. Taking place in your home I mean. We coverted in 2005 in Marple near Stockport. Long story. Often used to go to the wonderful Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in Manchester opposite to the University where I was doing my Ph. D with my Supervisor Martyn Percy who became the Director at Cuddesdon – Principal I mean – and now he is Dean of Christ Church ? He is a good man but no contact now. We moved back to my hometown and things were great. But then we got so short of priests and our Church has declined a lot from what it was. E are really struggling now. I love the Catholic faith with all my heart and soul and miss going so much. I have read your blog, and all your health problems. Such a lot to deal with. I learned how to offer up when I had my cancer, and I now find St. John of the Cross very very apt, and also St. Gregory of Nyssa. The darkness. God bless you Stuart – or Augustine, whichever you prefer. Good to connect with you


  11. I’m not over familiar with English Catholicism as I am Scottish and have always lived here. I think where I live there is a very different ethos and quite a lot of antipathy to anything catholic and sectarianism is still rife, with Orange Lodges etc. I use Augustine on my blog because I still need to by and large to keep quiet and private my conversion.


  12. Yes I too offer up my suffering. I love the Church Fathers and have spent many happy hours with them. Augustine as you will gather is one of my favourites. I have a particular devotion to the Little Flower, St Therese whose relics are coming to Scotland.

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  13. blindzanygirl

    Oh how wonderful about St. Therese. I love her too. Yes, the Little Flower. Such beautiful simplicity. I also love Sr. Faustina. She had so many struggles too. I found a LOT through her. It is SO good to talk spiritually. I wanted my blog to be purely spiritual when I set it up, about going through the wilderness experience – as in Psalm 35. But then it did not quite go that way, and lots of other faiths read me too, and we have points of connection, so I worry now about making it too narrow and cutting anyone out. I long to write about the cross and the luminous darkness etc. But I guess it would not be very well understood. Yes, offering up is the ONLY way to get through suffering. It makes it useful then, and not wasted. God is good. It is lovely to talk to a kindred spirit. I can still get out in the car on some days though, and we go and sit outside the village church where I was baptised (Anglican). That means a lot to me. So good to talk.


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