On Sunday 15th October our Newcastle community joined the annual “Walk for Peace”
It was an inter-faith event beginning at the Hindu Temple, processing to the Anglican Church of the Venerable Bede, the Central Mosque, the site of the first Jewish Synagogue in Newcastle, and ending at the Sikh Gurdwara.
At each place there were refreshments and a brief talk about the various faiths. The Sikhs are famous for their hospitality and a full meal was laid on.
This year was the biggest procession since it began and we met very interesting people along the walk – our own Bishop Seamus Cunningham, the Anglican woman Bishop, women from the Jewish reformed Synagogue, the Sherriff of Newcastle, some Sikhs who were delighted to know Sr. Jill was born in India, to mention but a few.
Even the humanist society joined in and felt fully accepted and welcomed. It was good that we could all join together with a common mind on the desire for peace in the world.
From St Marie Eugenie onwards, the Religious of the Assumption have a beautiful custom of the Superior General writing a 'Chapter', an extended reflection, for the great Feast of Christmas. Below is Sr Rekha's Chapter, addressed to all sisters and friends of the Assumption.
Mass on Christmas Day 10am
This Advent the Assumption Sisters offer two day-retreats in Milleret House to help us prepare spiritually for Christmas.
The Assumptions Sisters' JPIC Team brings you their latest newsletter.