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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Funeral Service details for Sr Jenny Tee CSF

The funeral service for Sister Jenny Tee CSF, who died on 21st November, will be held on Friday 6th December at 12.15pm in Leicester, at the Church of the Resurrection LE4 6FN. For travel and parking directions please see https://docs.google.com/document/d/17qcTF_NGFroTl8Cef0Crlze7Tl3z2GyJC835imrDCdY/edit?usp=sharing. Anyone planning to attend is requested to inform the CSF sisters in Leicester leicestercsf@franciscans.org.uk so that they are aware of numbers for seating and catering. Jenny’s family, and Community are grateful for the prayers and support of many people at this sad time.

 

Sister Jenny Tee CSF – Rest in Peace

Sr Jenny Tee CSF

Sr Jenny Tee CSF

Sister Jenny Tee CSF (Jennifer Eileen Tee), was born on 9th March 1955 and died on 21st November 2013, aged 58. She had made her Profession in Vows almost 5 years ago. Jenny had been living very courageously with ovarian cancer for 3 years, and had undergone several rounds of surgery and chemotherapy. In between times there were significant periods when she felt well and was able to take her usual full part in the community’s life and ministry in Leicester where she lived, and more widely. However since August she had been ill fairly continuously, in and out of hospital, and being cared for at the hospice since mid-October. Jenny died very peacefully in the early evening at the Leicester hospice, with her mother, cousin, and several CSF sisters with her during her last hours. Her funeral will be in Leicester, and arrangements will be made known in due course.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

Global Day of Action to free the Arctic 30

(L – R) Daniel, Lydia, Hugh, Nigel

(L – R) Daniel, Lydia, Hugh, Nigel

Brother Hugh writes:

At Hilfield we pray for the  release of the 30 Greenpeace  activists arrested at gunpoint and imprisoned in Russia for drawing  the world’s attention to the dangers of  drilling for oil in the Arctic.  Shell works with Gazprom but deny all responsibility for the arrests.

On 16th Nov on the Global Day of Action,  Nigel, Lydia, Daniel and Br Hugh, of the Hilfield Friary Community, along with Sara our secretary, went to  the Dorchester Shell Garage  to demand that Shell speaks out and shows that it values justice and human rights above its Arctic deal with Gazprom.  33 people from 16 – 75 years old and from every walk of life came together to protest. We were part of the protests in 263 cities in 43 countries.

We were united by our shock and disbelief that 28 peaceful protesters and 2 journalists are reaching the end of their second month in a Russian jail. We can only begin to imagine what they and their families are going through.

Gazprom told the authorities to intervene. But it is not in the Arctic alone – Shell is rushing to partner Gazprom in their project to exploit the areas opened up by the melting of the Arctic ice. Other oil companies have told Gazprom to use their huge influence in Russia to release the Arctic 30, but not Shell. Shell is valuing its deal above justice and human rights.

For further information see www.greenpeace.org.uk and please join us by praying for the 30.

 

Life Profession

Brother Peter made his Life Profession on the 12th November at Glasshampton Monastery.

The sun streams into the chapel as Bishop Michael leads the newly Life Professed Brother Peter out of the chapel

The sun streams into the chapel as Bishop Michael leads the newly Life Professed Brother Peter out of the chapel

Br Peter in glasshampton chapel with his life profession candle

Br Peter in Glasshampton chapel with his Life Profession candle

A delicious buffet lunch was provided for Peter's celebration

A delicious buffet lunch was provided for Peter’s celebration

Guest gather in the refectory to continue the celbrations

Guest gather in the refectory to continue the celebrations

Guests gathered in the Chapel after Peter's Life Profession Service

Guests gathered in the Chapel after Peter’s Life Profession Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two First Professions.

Br Joseph Emmanuel made his Profession in vows on Thursday 24th October in Alnmouth Friary and Br Christopher Martin made his Profession in vows in St Aidan’s Church in Leeds on Monday 4th November.

 

 

 

 



Br Desmond Alban with the newly Professed and the nearly newly Professed!

Br Desmond Alban with the newly Professed and the nearly newly Professed!

Brs Benedict, Christopher Martin and Desmond Alban kneel before the Altar

Brs Benedict, Christopher Martin and Desmond Alban kneel before the Altar

Brs Benedict, Joseph Emmanuel and Desmond Alban kneel for the Veni Creator

Brs Benedict, Joseph Emmanuel and Desmond Alban kneel for the Veni Creator