St. Thomas More - Catholic Church in Bournemouth Dorset

  • Tweets from Pope Francis

When we learn to live in forgiveness, we grow in our capacity to become men and women of #peace. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

Today in the world many Christians are persecuted and give their lives for their faith. Martyrdom is the breath of the life of a Christian, of a Christian community. There will always be martyrs among us: this is the sign that we are following the way of Jesus. #GeneralAudience

Let us ask the Lord, in this time of Advent, to revive in us faith in Christ who comes to save us, to help us be always faithful to our vocation as missionary disciples. #GeneralAudience

"Like a shepherd He feeds His flock, in His arms He gathers the lambs, carrying them in his bosom, leading the ewes with care" (Is 40:11), so the Lord comforts us. #HomilySantaMarta

May Our Lady of #Loreto help us to walk the path of peace and fraternity based on acceptance and forgiveness, respect for others, and on love; may she grant families the blessing of life; and may she bring help and comfort to those in need. #LauretanJubilee

The human person is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at any stage of his or her development. If this conviction falls, there is no solid and permanent foundation for the defense of #HumanRights.

Corruption undermines the dignity of the person and shatters all good and beautiful ideals.All of society is called upon to make a concrete commitment to combat the cancer of corruption which, with the illusion of quick and easy profits, in reality impoverishes everyone.#IACD2019

May the feast of our Mother #MaryImmaculate help us to make our whole life a "yes" to God, a "yes" composed of adoration of Him and of daily gestures of love and service.

The true worship of God is always expressed in love of one’s neighbour.

Prayer is the door of faith; prayer is medicine for the heart.

Today the Church praises stability. “Trust in the Lord forever, because the Lord is an eternal Rock” (Isa 26:4). Those who trust in the Lord will always be safe, because their foundations are sunk into the Rock. #HomilySantaMarta

Let us pray for all the pastors of the Church, that they might guide the flock entrusted to them with the same firmness and tenderness of the Good Shepherd. #GeneralAudience

Today the Church praises smallness. God's works begin by sprouting from a seed, from little things. Jesus speaks about this smallness of the Kingdom: the small heart, humble, that is open to the revelation of the Lord. #HomilySantaMarta

Today we renew our commitment so that every disabled person may share their gifts with the community to which they belong and in which they take part. #IDPD

The closeness to the Lord invites our heart to approach our brothers and sisters with love, to show compassion towards everyone.

With this Letter, I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares. w2.vatican.va/content/france…

The word #Advent means coming. The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope: the certainty that God's consolation comes to us amidst the troubles of the world. Not a consolation of words, but of His presence among us.

In the #GospelOfTheDay, Jesus exhorts us to be ready for His coming: "Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming" (Mt 24:42). To watch means to have your heart ready to give and to serve, to be attentive to our neighbour in difficulty.

The Church exists to keep alive in people’s heart the memory that God loves them. It exists to tell everyone, even those furthest away: “God doesn’t forget you, He cares about you”.

How important it is to learn to be a friendly and outstretched hand! Try to grow in friendship even with those who think differently than you, so that solidarity might growamong you and become the best weapon to change the course of history.

My apostolic journey to Thailand and Japan was a gift for which I am so grateful to the Lord. This visit increased my closeness and affection for these peoples: may God bless them with prosperity and peace in abundance. #GeneralAudience

私の訪日に際し、皆様が私を真心を込めてあたたかくお迎えくださったことに対し、私は日本のすべての皆様に深く感謝申し上げます。お祈りの内に皆様のことを心に留めております。

I thank the entire Japanese people for the kind reception and welcome accorded me during my Apostolic Visit. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

The theme of my visit is “Protect All Life”, in the recognition of its inviolable dignity and the importance of showing solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in any kind of need. #ApostolicJourney

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Let’s pray for our country today as we go to cast our votes in the election. Let’s ask the Lord to grant us an outcome that’s good for us all, especially for the poor, the weak, the unborn child and the needy.

test Twitter Media - Let’s pray for our country today as we go to cast our votes in the election. Let’s ask the Lord to grant us an outcome that’s good for us all, especially for the poor, the weak, the unborn child and the needy. https://t.co/kQyMQiMbCq

As we enter the second week of Advent, I am pleased to present to you this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News. We have so much to thank God for in our Diocese of Portsmouth and we pray to him for all our brothers and sisters in Faith. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue255…

test Twitter Media - As we enter the second week of Advent, I am pleased to present to you this week’s @PortsmouthRC e-News. We have so much to thank God for in our Diocese of Portsmouth and we pray to him for all our brothers and sisters in Faith. https://t.co/h19cr9JZtK https://t.co/XdfaNlYaKn

Welcome to the First Week of Advent and to the new liturgical year! Here's the latest news from me and from around @PortsmouthRC Diocese for this week: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue254…

test Twitter Media - Welcome to the First Week of Advent and to the new liturgical year! Here's the latest news from me and from around @PortsmouthRC Diocese for this week:
https://t.co/LUeIJHwUTt https://t.co/iQhb2v7Dno

I’m on Pastoral Visitation to St Bede’s in Basingstoke this weekend. Here I am with some of the Polish Prayer Group that meets every Sunday afternoon to pray the Rosary.

test Twitter Media - I’m on Pastoral Visitation to St Bede’s in Basingstoke this weekend. Here I am with some of the Polish Prayer Group that meets every Sunday afternoon to pray the Rosary. https://t.co/sUz74qujW8

An historic battle is about to unfold this afternoon at North End as Altrincham (my home town team) takes on Pompey. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and my hands joined!

test Twitter Media - An historic battle is about to unfold this afternoon at North End as Altrincham (my home town team) takes on Pompey. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and my hands joined! https://t.co/AwyyMyFIHe

I’m in Basingstoke today for our annual Schools Day led by Chris Devanney from Leeds and Maggie Duggan from Birmingham. The topic is Virtue Ethics and growing in virtues.

test Twitter Media - I’m in Basingstoke today for our annual Schools Day led by Chris Devanney from Leeds and Maggie Duggan from Birmingham. The topic is Virtue Ethics and growing in virtues. https://t.co/wau9G31Iwi

Let’s wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving today! God bless America and guide her along the ways of truth, goodness and love.

test Twitter Media - Let’s wish all our American friends a Happy Thanksgiving today! God bless America and guide her along the ways of truth, goodness and love. https://t.co/gWmzMnl8kL

It’s Red Wednesday today. Check out my message: twitter.com/PortsmouthRC/s…

test Twitter Media - It’s Red Wednesday today. Check out my message: https://t.co/ffgdmitDjV https://t.co/VXQ37mvvUm

I'm away in Leeds this week at the Bishops' Conference - please pray for all our bishops and for the Church in our land at this time. Read about this and all the latest news and views from @PortsmouthRC in this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue253…

test Twitter Media - I'm away in Leeds this week at the Bishops' Conference - please pray for all our bishops and for the Church in our land at this time. Read about this and all the latest news and views from @PortsmouthRC in this week's e-News: https://t.co/2qPXWOkSD8 https://t.co/klKLCjL5ze

Last Friday, I released an important Pastoral Teaching Message on the 'seal' of Confession – see inside this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue252… I pray God will bless you with His love this coming week and grant eternal rest to your departed loved ones.

test Twitter Media - Last Friday, I released an important Pastoral Teaching Message on the 'seal' of Confession – see inside this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/ZXomPEnIBd I pray God will bless you with His love this coming week and grant eternal rest to your departed loved ones. https://t.co/SsABJ0oBog

Today is World Day of the Poor, a day when the holy father asks us to pray and to do works of transformational action for the poor, the socially excluded and those on the margins. Let’s not forget too the weakest and most vulnerable of all: the unborn child in its mother’s womb.

test Twitter Media - Today is World Day of the Poor, a day when the holy father asks us to pray and to do works of transformational action for the poor, the socially excluded and those on the margins. Let’s not forget too the weakest and most vulnerable of all: the unborn child in its mother’s womb. https://t.co/BsXiltqua1

A very happy feastday to you all! May St. Edmund of Abingdon, the Secondary Patron of our Diocese of Portsmouth, continue to obtain many graces for us from the Lord. Enjoy today - and please pray for me!

test Twitter Media - A very happy feastday to you all! May St. Edmund of Abingdon, the Secondary Patron of our Diocese of Portsmouth, continue to obtain many graces for us from the Lord. Enjoy today - and please pray for me! https://t.co/34oYFVn8mG

I’ve just released a pastoral teaching message on Safeguarding and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I wanted to clarify the nature of the inviolable seal of confession in light of calls for priests to break it when a penitent confesses child sexual abuse: ow.ly/XHY430pT9DZ

This coming Sunday, the 33rd of the Year, is the third World Day of the Poor. In his message for it, Pope Francis reminds us that the poor are not statistics to be counted but people to be encountered. Read more in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue251…

test Twitter Media - This coming Sunday, the 33rd of the Year, is the third World Day of the Poor. In his message for it, Pope Francis reminds us that the poor are not statistics to be counted but people to be encountered. Read more in this week's @PortsmouthRC e-News:
https://t.co/q8iRUqKZeE https://t.co/JRfj9olLKH

Welcome to this 250th edition of @PortsmouthRC e-News! I hope you enjoy my weekly round-up of news, liturgy, prayers, events and forthcoming fixtures across our Diocese of Portsmouth. As it's November, don't forget to pray for the Holy Souls. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue250…

test Twitter Media - Welcome to this 250th edition of @PortsmouthRC e-News! I hope you enjoy my weekly round-up of news, liturgy, prayers, events and forthcoming fixtures across our Diocese of Portsmouth. As it's November, don't forget to pray for the Holy Souls. https://t.co/X67iIGALDQ https://t.co/IgFS1PNs6M

Please say a prayer for all our teachers and students that this half-term may be a refreshing one. Please pray too for the IICSA hearings this week and next and all involved in Safeguarding. You can read more about this in the latest @PortsmouthRC e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue249…

test Twitter Media - Please say a prayer for all our teachers and students that this half-term may be a refreshing one. Please pray too for the IICSA hearings this week and next and all involved in Safeguarding. You can read more about this in the latest @PortsmouthRC e-News: https://t.co/H8fJoV8DQm https://t.co/N6wsbDLv4p

I’m sure like me you were deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the 38 people found dead today in a lorry container in Essex. Let us pray to Our Lord and Saviour that he will take these poor souls to Himself and grant much consolation to their loved ones.

test Twitter Media - I’m sure like me you were deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the 38 people found dead today in a lorry container in Essex. Let us pray to Our Lord and Saviour that he will take these poor souls to Himself and grant much consolation to their loved ones. https://t.co/vDkMDEM8FO

I’d like to invite you to a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St. John Henry Newman at Sacred Heart Bournemouth this Friday, 25th October at 7pm. Meanwhile, here's @PortsmouthRC e-News for this week: there is lots to report. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue248…

I’m just back from an amazing weekend in Rome and the Mass for the canonisation of St. John Henry Newman, celebrated by the Holy Father. There were lots of people from the UK present, including a group of pilgrims from Jersey. Here's this week's e-News: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue247…

test Twitter Media - I’m just back from an amazing weekend in Rome and the Mass for the canonisation of St. John Henry Newman, celebrated by the Holy Father. There were lots of people from the UK present, including a group of pilgrims from Jersey. Here's this week's e-News: https://t.co/VQLyPLBxqB https://t.co/xOuNe5DnOp

Yet another celebratory meal! This time with Bishop Mark Davies and students from the Mater Sacerdotum House of Discernment in Shrewsbury (inc our three Portsmouth men). Yes, that’s Fr Edmund Montgomery on the front row - and Cardinal Marx on the other table next to the window!

test Twitter Media - Yet another celebratory meal! This time with Bishop Mark Davies and students from the Mater Sacerdotum House of Discernment in Shrewsbury (inc our three Portsmouth men). Yes, that’s Fr Edmund Montgomery on the front row - and Cardinal Marx on the other table next to the window! https://t.co/cXE6Q7lUau