“The only worthwhile striving is after the highest ideals: If you aim for an easy target, your standard will inevitably decline, and no progress is ever made, except through real effort and real suffering.” - Servant of God Fra' Andrew Bertie                                                                                                                                                 "Work as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God" - Saint Ignatius of Loyola


Many thanks to all concerned for a most wonderful Advent Carol Service, particularly to the choir "Cantores Missae" and their director Mr Charles Finch, for exquisite motets, and to the many people who attended and sung the carols with such joy.

It was an excellent spiritual preparation for a true appreciation of the Christmas Feast, and raised a considerable sum for Saint John's Hospice, for which Matron has expressed her gratitude to all who gave so generously.  The Hospice is in permanent need of funds, all the care provided is entirely without charge, and you are encouraged to continue to give throughout the year.

O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti,
attingens a fine usque ad finem,
fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia:
veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High,
reaching from one end to the other mightily,
and sweetly ordering all things:
Come and teach us the way of prudence.