Monthly Archives: August 2016

Faith and Light, Southern England and Wales Region, held a gathering recently at Bristol Uni Wills Hall this week. About 60 strong, the group comprising carers and people of all ages with learning disabilities, visited Clifton Cathedral for a meditation/reflection activity.
Welcomed by Mary Manners the group was led by Fr Tom Dubois who also leads the local ‘Bridge’ Faith and Life community which meets monthly in St Joseph’s Parish Hall in Portishead.

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On Tuesday everyone made the trip to nearby Bartres. The village is famous for its association with St. Bernadette Soubirous. St. Bernadette was sent there in her infancy to a wet nurse, and again in her early teens to work for the same lady as a shepherdess. Today, the village is visited by numerous pilgrims who come to pray at the village church and venerate a relic of the saint.

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