Be Brothers. UK and Eire. November 2021

The long-awaited announcement, from Vatican News:

“Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Charles De Foucauld, considered to be one of the pioneers of interreligious dialogue, together with six other Blesseds, during a Canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on 15th May. “The announcement was made on Tuesday 9th November by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. It follows the Ordinary Public Consistory of 3
May 2021, whereby the Pope had authorized the canonizations, without however setting a date for the ceremony due to the health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

From the editor

Dearest brothers, I am most grateful for the enriching variety of material submitted for this edition of “Be Brothers uk & eire” (the second under that newly-internationalised title) but it has meant a few contributions have had to be left over for a future issue.

I particularly welcome Peter Coxe’s description of our “Month of Nazareth” in September, all Moira Potier’s assistance and, of course, the material from Ireland. However, DO keep it coming; and, as always, I appeal for local news– what you usually or unusually do in your own fraternity. Do take Michael Jones’ wonderful piece on page 14 as your inspiration!

As we finally approach the year of Brother Charles’ canonisation (yes, perhaps not what he sought, but one of those necessary things ‘pour encourager les autres?!) let us keep in our prayers the need for each of us and our whole poor world to heed his example of universal fraternity, and of learning from those who are different to us. Perhaps it will even enable us, by the grace of God, to navigate a way through the perils of global warming. God bless, Bob.

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