On the beautiful Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Johanna entered the novitiate and brought immense joy to Carina, who  until now had been the only novice in formation 🙂 Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of the event: https://www.facebook.com/TheCOLW

Johanna and Carina

The second reading at Mass was particularly apt: ‘We know that by turning everything to their good, God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son’ (Rom 8:28).

We have known Johanna for a long time and, unexpectedly, she has been brought back to the UK and to COLW. What an immense grace for the community. Pope Francis always talks of being open to God’s surprises for as He declares through the prophet Isaiah ‘my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways’.  Please join us in thanking God for this wonderful gift and please keep Johanna especially in prayer at this time.

If you are inspired by her example of generosity in giving her life to God and the service of His Church, please consider joining us for our next taster ‘Walsingham Spirituality Weekend‘.