24 Hour Prayer Vigil at St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

This year St Philip’s Cathedral in Birmingham marks it 300 years of faith in the heart of the city.  As part of their programme of celebration they ate hosting “One Christ ~ Many Voices: 24 Hours of Prayer

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We are looking forward to being part of this wonderful event alongside Archbishop Bernard Longley, bringing some distinctively Catholic style of prayer in the form of a Rosary meditation on the Mysteries of Light.

These days of 2015 are already moving quickly, but in our liturgical life of prayer, the celebration (and anticipation) of the coming of Christ the Light of the World is still at the forefront as we look forward to the feast of the Presentation of the Lord (2nd Feb).

Although this 24 hour vigil of prayer is an ecumenical event, involving churches from across the city of Birmingham and beyond, we have been encouraged to bring something distinctive to our Catholic tradition of prayer, and so a Rosary meditation seemed appropriate.

Whether you are able to attend or not, please pray for a unity of purpose under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as we come together in the diversity of our traditions and theology. It’s a powerful witness in these days of division and conflict.

With Mary, we continue to ponder the great mystery of God’s love, and we join our brothers and sisters of other Christian traditions to pray that the Light of Christ will illuminate our city, our nation and our world.

If you are around between 10p and 11pm on Saturday 24th January, we do hope you will join us in prayer at St Philip’s Cathedral – and bring your Rosary beads.

We’d love to hear from you in the comments below…

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