13th December 2018

Dear Friends

I hope some of you will have downloaded the free App ‘A Good Advent’, and been following the series of daily paintings and reflections. The reflections are extracts from the book ‘The Art of Advent’ by Jane Williams, which I can highly recommend.

The painting from last Sunday is ‘The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist’ by Leonardo da Vinci (seen here).
We are reminded in the reflection that ‘As Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus, there couldĀ be no better guide than John the Baptist. Leonardo’s sketch shows us a portrait of a happy family, but with clear signs that the two little boys have a destiny.’ This Sunday we shall be lighting the third candle on our Advent wreath to remind us of John the Baptist and his vital role in preparing the world for the Incarnation. We are asked to reflect on what we can do to point the way to Jesus.

With every blessing

Mother Eileen