The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ” (PG, 113mins) opened at Kingston Odeon on Friday 15 September .

It is showing at 7.50pm every evening to Thursday details are on the Odeon website. 

The Case for Christ tells the story of atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel who felt he had lost his wife when she became a Christian.  It re-enacts his search to find out whether what she believed is true.  Lee subsequently became a pastor of Willow Creek church in Illinois.
I hope the film serves to strengthen many people in their faith and to encourage sceptics to consider for themselves the case for Christ.
Every blessing
David Taylor

Lourdes pilgrimage

Thursday morning began with Mass at the Grotto with other English- speaking pilgrims and with Father Uche con-celebrating.

The grotto marks the spot in the cave of the rock of Massabielle where Saint Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary 18 times in 1858. It is the most sacred of all the sanctuaries in Lourdes and has been the natural gathering place for millions of pilgrims who have stood there in silent prayer.

Lourdes pilgrimage

At 2045 each evening, the torchlight procession begins from near the Grotto and finishes at the Rosary Square.

During the procession five decades of the Rosary are recited in many different languages and the Glory Be is then sung by everyone in Latin.

It does not matter which language you use to reply since the domaine will be filled with thousands of pilgrims each bringing a different language.

The real purpose of the procession is to honour Mary with our songs and prayers and to recall our baptismal commitment to keep the light of Christ burning brightly in our lives so that we give praise to the God who has called us out of darkness into glorious light.