Posts by Rob Jones (Page 9)

8-17 August: Bromley Deanery Young Adults Pilgrimage

The Bromley Deanery Young Adults Pilgrimage takes place this summer, 8-17 August The cost should be no more than £200. More information: To register your interest and/or book a place, contact Susan Longhurst at susan.longhurst@bromleydeanery.org. For information on the pilgrimage, contact Dr Zofia Bajorekat taize@stjamespettswood.org or click here to find out more about Taize.

Blessed are the pure in heart – why St Joseph is an inspiring model for us all

By EDMUND ADAMUS, Director, Office of Marriage and Family Life – Diocese of Westminster


This week marked the solemnity of St. Joseph, much overlooked in my view. His purity and integrity of heart, mind and body is such a wonderful and inspiring model for all of us, especially boys and men. When I think about St. Joseph, the recent words of Pope Francis in his official message for World Youth Day 2015 – “Have the courage to be happy” – echo with me where he declares,
 “We need to protect the purity of what is most precious of all: our heart and our relationships. This ‘human ecology’ will help us to breathe the pure air that comes from beauty, from true love, and from holiness.”