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Inspiration drawn from Spanish nun

Question Time by Fr John Flader A friend recently lent me a book by a Spanish nun named Sr Josefa Menendez, which I am finding inspirational. I would like to know whether she and her writings have been approved by the Church. SR Josefa and her writings have been approved by the Church and, what is more, her cause of ... Read More »

People with mental illness can turn to St Dymphna

Question time by Father John Flader A friend recently told me she was praying to St Dymphna for her mother, who is suffering from a mental illness, since there is a tradition of praying to that saint for the mentally ill. Who is St Dymphna? THE first thing to say is that the story of St Dymphna, also spelled Dympna ... Read More »

The beauty of the Angelus

Question time by Fr John Flader In my daughter’s school they say the Angelus every day at noon. I was not familiar with the prayer but am very happy to know that they say it. My mother remembers saying it when the parish bells were rung at 6pm each day. What is the origin of this prayer and the bells? ... Read More »

The story behind Our Lady of Good Success

Person lighting candle

QUESTION TIME with Father John Flader Q: A friend recently told me about devotion surrounding a statue in Ecuador known as Our Lady of Good Success and about a 17th century nun associated with it who had revelations about the 20th century which have proved very accurate. Can you tell me about this?A: I HADN’T heard about this devotion or ... Read More »

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