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Still today there are so many martyrs, so many who are persecuted for the love of Christ. They are the real strength of the Church!

Thanks to the gift of the Eucharist, our lives too become “bread broken” for our brothers and sisters.

In silence we learn to contemplate God’s works, which surpass all our imagination.

When we place ourselves at the service of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters we experience the joy of unconditional love.

The Kingdom of God grows in a mysterious and surprising way throughout the world with the power of a tiny seed.

Evil tries to convince us that death is the end of everything. But the Risen Christ reveals a new dimension of eternal life!

Jesus reveals the love-filled face of God.

The disciples’ experience on Mount Tabor is an invitation to us to abandon worldly things and to contemplate Jesus.

The Eucharist is our “reservation” for Heaven: Jesus leads us on our journey towards eternal life.

Support your priests with friendship and affection.

More than anything else, the life of a Christian is a grateful response to a generous Father.

Charity is the most effective form of witness, because in it people see the love of God.

Every Church member has a responsibility to become holy, by taking care of others.

Before helping others, we need to have a personal encounter with God: we need time to pray and to listen to His Word.

Hear the cry of our many brothers and sisters who are criminally trafficked and exploited. They are not merchandise. They are human beings, and they must be treated as such. #EndHumanTrafficking @M_RSection

Holiness is not only about the spirit: it is also the feet that take us to our brothers and sisters, and the hands that allow us to help them.

Grandparents are a treasure in the family. Please, take care of your grandparents: love them and let them talk to your children!

Prayer is never in vain: it always brings forth something new that, sooner or later, bears fruit.

God wants us to call Him Father, with the trust of children who abandon themselves in the arms of the One who gave them life.

Jesus invites us to build the civilization of love together in the situations we are called to live every day.

May the Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel, accompany you on your daily journey towards the Mountain of God.

Try reading the Gospel for at least five minutes every day. You will see how it changes your life.

Europe rediscovers hope when the human person is at the heart of its institutions. St Benedict, pray for us!

You too are like the Good Samaritan when you recognize the face of Christ in those near you.

Every occasion is a good one to spread Christ's message!

  • Tweets from Bishop Egan

Today is the memorial of a truly brave and inspiring man, St Maximilian Kolbe, who in Auschwitz gave his life for the sake of another. Let’s wish a very Happy Feastday to our sisters and friars in Gosport and Alderney - and please say a prayer for them.

test Twitter Media - Today is the memorial of a truly brave and inspiring man, St Maximilian Kolbe, who in Auschwitz gave his life for the sake of another. Let’s wish a very Happy Feastday to our sisters and friars in Gosport and Alderney - and please say a prayer for them. https://t.co/729pOL27Pw

The mission of the Parker Probe to the Sun is awesome! It reminds us of the vast and marvellous universe we inhabit. Yet think of the even deeper universe within the heart of each human person. Today gratias agamus .. let’s thank and praise our fantastic loving Creator-God!

test Twitter Media - The mission of the Parker Probe to the Sun is awesome! It reminds us of the vast and marvellous universe we inhabit. Yet think of the even deeper universe within the heart of each human person. Today gratias agamus .. let’s thank and praise our fantastic loving Creator-God! https://t.co/OWwuueHLNt

This picture is the new view opposite Bishops House here in Portsmouth. Yes - a building site! I thought I’d capture the scene before they complete the Travelodge. Should be good as it may bring visitors to Mass at the Cathedral.

test Twitter Media - This picture is the new view opposite Bishops House here in Portsmouth. Yes - a building site! I thought I’d capture the scene before they complete the Travelodge. Should be good as it may bring visitors to Mass at the Cathedral. https://t.co/MeNLGuO6ak

Dear all - please beware that someone has established a twitter account @_BishopEgan (note the underline after the @ symbol). Please be careful as this is not me!!! I have reported the matter to Twitter

Today is the Feast of St. Clare - happy Feastday to everyone called Clare. (I can think of a special few!) Please pray for all Poor Clares Sisters and check out the beautiful letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague she wrote in today’s Office of Readings: phatmass.com/phorum/topic/1

test Twitter Media - Today is the Feast of St. Clare - happy Feastday to everyone called Clare. (I can think of a special few!) Please pray for all Poor Clares Sisters and check out the beautiful letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague she wrote in today’s Office of Readings: https://t.co/YWvaEsvKgq… https://t.co/3CfswaIWxw

It’s the feast of St Lawrence today. Prayers and best wishes to Fr Peter Hollins and the parish in Petersfield, under his patronage! St Lawrence was a deacon - please pray today for all the deacons of our Diocese and for Fr Peter Hart who is responsible for their formation.

Just started reading this challenging new book by Roy Peachey. It begins by making a great point: that secularism has not only obscured faith in God but a clear understanding of what it means to be human. This is why people no longer agree what education is about.

test Twitter Media - Just started reading this challenging new book by Roy Peachey. It begins by making a great point: that secularism has not only obscured faith in God but a clear understanding of what it means to be human. This is why people no longer agree what education is about. https://t.co/NOWOZAO7ge

Met this afternoon with Kevin Gallagher from Caritas Diocese of Portsmouth and Rosie Lennon the newly appointed director of our diocesan refugee project. Please keep the date - 15th September - for the launch event in Waterlooville (or 29th in Maidenhead too). More in this soon!

Some sound advice from a fantastic priest!

test Twitter Media - Some sound advice from a fantastic priest! https://t.co/kDMZhO7JHi

Today we venerate St John Vianney, the Curé d’Ars, the Patron Saint of parish priests. Please say a prayer for all our PPs that they will be truly holy, on fire for Christ. Please pray for me too on this 34th anniversary of my ordination as a priest.

test Twitter Media - Today we venerate St John Vianney, the Curé d’Ars, the Patron Saint of parish priests. Please say a prayer for all our PPs that they will be truly holy, on fire for Christ. Please pray for me too on this 34th anniversary of my ordination as a priest. https://t.co/6EodoUvUit

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow passive euthanasia by withdrawing feeding and hydration from those in a vegetative state is yet another clear sign that the UK is drifting into the very dictatorship of relativism Pope Benedict warned us about. See m.ncregister.com/blog/benjamin-…

As we enter the month of August (high summer!) I wish you all a blessed period ahead, especially remembering the teachers and children of our schools as they enjoy their summer break. e-News will be on a break these next 2 weeks. Here's this week's issue: portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue192…

test Twitter Media - As we enter the month of August (high summer!) I wish you all a blessed period ahead, especially remembering the teachers and children of our schools as they enjoy their summer break. e-News will be on a break these next 2 weeks. Here's this week's issue:
https://t.co/LOr8N1okUw https://t.co/elBHGS2PeX

Had an excellent Pastoral Visitation today of St Colman’s Cosham and St. Paul’s Paulsgrove - with Fr Joe McNerny and Fr John Humphries and their excellent parishioners.

test Twitter Media - Had an excellent Pastoral Visitation today of St Colman’s Cosham and St. Paul’s Paulsgrove - with Fr Joe McNerny and Fr John Humphries and their excellent parishioners. https://t.co/jXXWTFhzEY

I see the Catholic Medical Association are planning another great conference in London on 29th September. Click here for details: m.facebook.com/events/2319396…

test Twitter Media - I see the Catholic Medical Association are planning another great conference in London on 29th September. Click here for details: https://t.co/mfgCqb6yRj https://t.co/t1l4HEkHqC

Visiting Salisbury today and seen this in the Anglican parish church.

test Twitter Media - Visiting Salisbury today and seen this in the Anglican parish church. https://t.co/VE5e5UhxqP

Just visited the Sisters of Mary the Morning Star in Grayshott. Today is the third anniversary of their arrival in our Diocese. Please thank to God for them today and pray for all their intentions.

test Twitter Media - Just visited the Sisters of Mary the Morning Star in Grayshott. Today is the third anniversary of their arrival in our Diocese. Please thank to God for them today and pray for all their intentions. https://t.co/xooZxaZvqm

Let us pray for all our teachers, children and schools who have broken up now for the summer that they may have a good rest, full of refreshment. Here is this week’s e-News, full of good things going on in @PortsmouthRC, which I hope you will enjoy. portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/enews/issue191…

Today, here at Bishop’s House, we have the biannual meeting of the Hampshire church leaders, something I always look forward to. Please pray for God’s blessing on our brothers and sisters in the other Christian communities and for a deeper communion in doctrine, life and worship.

test Twitter Media - Today, here at Bishop’s House, we have the biannual meeting of the Hampshire church leaders, something I always look forward to. Please pray for God’s blessing on our brothers and sisters in the other Christian communities and for a deeper communion in doctrine, life and worship. https://t.co/YqL5knc5fT

I’ve just said farewell to the FOCUS missionaries as they return to the US after our pilgrimage to Lourdes and the remarkable mission activities they have been doing in Fareham and in the Diocese. Please pray we can make this an annual event.

test Twitter Media - I’ve just said farewell to the FOCUS missionaries as they return to the US after our pilgrimage to Lourdes and the remarkable mission activities they have been doing in Fareham and in the Diocese. Please pray we can make this an annual event. https://t.co/pB3hwf6Vzr

Pastoral Visitation today of Waterside Parish and it’s two churches, St. Bernard’s and St. Michael’s. Here is the parish priest Fr. Rajesh! Please say a prayer for him - and for his father who died recently: RIP.

test Twitter Media - Pastoral Visitation today of Waterside Parish and it’s two churches, St. Bernard’s and St. Michael’s. Here is the parish priest Fr. Rajesh! Please say a prayer for him - and for his father who died recently: RIP. https://t.co/xs9eKLPdek