January 6.  Mrs Alexander was concerned that there had been so little parish catechesis during the last year due to Covid-19 but from early on she had done her best to share with her teenage grandchildren. They discussed their faith and life experience which also included her own concern with caring for the environment. Patricia had even said that she was feeling almost ready to be confirmed after a number of these sessions together. “You made religion come to life, and I’ll choose St Francis for my patron saint,” she told her gran.

Beloved:  Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:5-13.

Pope Francis: Jesus, the Lord was able to invite others to be attentive to the beauty that there is in the world because he himself was in constant touch with nature, lending it an attention full of fondness and wonder. LS 97.   Reflect and share.