Amiens 2023

Singing with the World Assembly

The forthcoming regional meetings will sing with the World Assembly at the optional Masses. If you are planning to attend, please learn the three Mass parts below. They are very easy! The regional meetings...

Discerning paths for hope as one community

The final document from the Amiens World Assembly has now been published together with Projects 180 from our new World President, Chris Micallef (centre in the photo above). Chris invites us to read and...

Endings and beginnings (updated)

Amiens is weeping today (aka it’s raining) as it’s our last day. There is a definite difference in the feel this morning. It’s not just me – I could hear far fewer showers going...

Do you like Mickey Mouse?

After today’s morning prayer we looked at various proposals to amend the General Principles and Norms and also moved to vote on the budget. (We’d had a session to discuss it earlier in the...

Holding tensions in balance

Let me finish yesterday’s story, Thursday 10 August. I confessed that I almost fell asleep in the last plenary session of the morning and it seems that I was not alone in feeling desolation,...

Morningly

A bonus post again. I had breakfast with Aigars from Latvia and spilled some of my milk. As I was disgustedly mopping it up, I commented that I’m not at my best in the...

Beginning to open to the future

My teapot is becoming even more famous and featured in a circular email to CLC in England and Wales! This morning at breakfast someone asked for a photo as she had been seeing it...

What are we being called to?

It feels like I’m back on a roll today, Wednesday 9 August, as I got to breakfast, sorted my room and was back in the auditorium for morning prayer without any effort and without...

The world community grows

Monday 7 August It’s Tuesday night now but I’m going to tell you about yesterday as well so that I catch up with myself. Our second ‘horribly early start’ yesterday was because the official...

Enriched by visitors

Going down to breakfast with my teapot this morning, for all the world like the lady with the lamp, I occasioned another ‘Is that a teapot?!’ moment and became the first laugh of the...

Spiffing!

This morning was spiffing! (I’ll explain my use of that word later 😁.) We began, as usual, with morning prayer and an explanation that we were still in the ‘downloading’/exploring stage and would spend...

Inspired by the world

We began today with morning prayer in the auditorium, a lovely, gentle way to start the day. I sat with some of the Maltese delegation who have sort-of annexed Michelle and me. Michelle, of...

Is that a teapot?! 😮

A bonus post as I’ve managed to get to breakfast! I sat next to Kenneth Chan from the Philippines who suddenly did a double-take and said ‘Is that a teapot?!’ I explained that I...