I’ve just returned from a remarkable weekend in Hasselt, Belgium, where I was invited to an event to mark the 700th anniversary of the Eucharistic Miracle there. The event, which included a festal Mass and a Eucharistic Procession through the streets, included an international symposium on the Eucharist at which I was one of the speakers. The paper I gave was called “The Eucharist, Highlight of the Church and Source of the New Evangelisation” and I will post it shortly on our diocesan website. The aim of the symposium was to cultivate a greater love for the Mass. Eucharistic practice in Belgium is currently just 1% but this event in Hasselt drew a crowd much larger than the organisers were expecting.
Meanwhile, I hope you are enjoying the summer! Later in the year, we’re organising a big “Discipleship Day” in Winchester. It will be on Saturday 18th November - please mark the date in your diary now!
Finally, prayers and best wishes to all grandparents for Grandparents Day, the feast of SS. Joachim and Anne.
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Mgr Philip Egan
|Mgr Egan, tijdens zijn voordracht in het Radisson Blu hotel in Hasselt|
|Mgr Egan van Portsmouth met het Heilig Sacrament in de processie, ter hoogte van de paarsdemerstraat.|
|Onze bisschop Mgr Hoogmartens en Mgr Philip Egan, bij de aankomst van de sacramentsprocessie aan de Basiliek|