13 Sep 2015

13th September 2015 - The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham: Interview with Sr Theresa Weight

This weeks programme is from our "Come & See" studios in Ardagh and is part of our coverage of the Year for Consecrated Life. On this week programme John interviews Sr. Theresa Weight from Community of Our Lady of Walsingham.

You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.

The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham

The veneration to Our Lady under her title as Our Lady of Walsingham isn't that well know in Ireland but is an old and distinguished honour to Our Lady in England since the Middle Ages.

We have covered the devotion at the Shrine in Walsingham previously on the programme HERE and we have explored the feast of Our Lady which is celebrated on 24th September under this title HERE.

On this weeks programme however, we have an interview with one of the newer religious communities in the wider Catholic Church - the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham.

The Community of Our Lady of Walsingham
Incarnational - Marian - Missionary - Vocational - Contemplative 
The COLW describe themselves as a new contemplative, but not enclosed, community of religious sisters and brothers (some of whom may become priests) who are passionate about encouraging a culture of vocation within the Church and society by helping people recognise and respond to God's love in their lives. As a Marian community dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham, they pray for the conversion of England and the western world and are engaged in the New Evangelisation.

The community is rooted in the Carmelite tradition focused on the Word and the Eucharist, with a preferential option for the young and for the spiritually poor. You can find their website HERE including a full history and the decree establishing them. You can also check out their Facebook page to see what they are getting up to!
Sr Theresa with her family on 23rd September 2012 after making first vows.
Our interview is with Sr Theresa and you listen to the interview with her excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE. You can read about Sr Theresa's personal journey and those of other members of the community HERE.

Gospel - Mark 8:27-35

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Sunday Reflections
Centre for Liturgy
English Dominicans
Word on Fire
Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 4; 24th week in ordinary time

Saints of the Week
14th September - Exultation of the Holy Cross
15th September - Our Lady of Sorrows
16th September - St Cornelius
17th September - St Robert Bellarmine
18th September - Various
19th September - St Januarius 

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