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Day 7 #OfGodandMe
A bit before my ordination, the Bishop asked me to take up a post as a prison chaplain. A new prison was being opened near to an existing one, and the local parish wouldn't be able to cover both. With some trepidation I agreed.
Somewhat to my surprise, the next 12 years were Incredibly fulfilling. I worked in open male, and closed female prisons. Once I'd got over the initial shock of working in a very unfamiliar environment, I had a deep sense of being in the right place. I met Jesus anew here.
Christian friends prayed that I might take Jesus into the prison. No! He was there first! "I was in prison and you visited me." I needed to care for the staff too. Most prison staff are professional & caring
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I've just found in the Net some pictures of a place I've heard about, but actually never seen: the WW1 POW camp near #Nymbruk, Bohemia. I did not even know its name. This is a family story. A thread /1
In 1914 the Austro-Hungarian empire started WW1, Italy was still a neutral country. The Italian/Venetian speaking people from #Trento province (then Tyrol), where draft and sent to fight zarist Russia. This picture is the 1st train leaving Trento to the front line /2
possibly my great grandfather, then austro-hungarian subject was in that train, who knows? /3
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1. St Lutgarde's parents first wished her to be betrothed to a merchant; and when, through the loss of her fortune, her marriage became impossible, they urged her to take the veil. She entered the Benedictine convent at Tongres in Brabant
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2. but lived in a discontented state, secretly sighing for a worldly life. One day when she had gone to gossip, as was her wont, in the parlours, our Lord Himself stood before her.

Pointing to His still bleeding Heart, He bade her seek in Him alone the joys of Divine love.
3. From that hour St Lutgarde renounced the world and its follies, and began a new life of prayer and penance. During the bloody struggle with the Albigenses she offered herself a victim for the Church, and suffered most fearful tortures of mind and body. #CatholicTwitter
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