The theme of the Papal Visit is ‘heart speaks unto heart’. These words remind us of the truth that God is close and constantly stands at the door of our hearts wanting to hear about our joys, interests and concerns. On this page we share a selection of faith stories from members of the Catholic Community about when they’ve experience the presence of God in their lives.
‘My day begins and ends with reading my Missal which has Bible readings in it. For me, the summer begins with my annual trip to Lourdes which is a place of pilgrimage in France. Every Sunday my day isn’t complete without going to Mass. These three things give me time to pray to Jesus, Our Lord, to thank him for my family who take care of me. When I am asked to read in church, I feel it is an honour and a joy to read out the words of Our Lord and share them with everyone. Life isn’t always easy but I am very lucky.’
Joe is reading part of the Litany of Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Papal Vigil in Hyde Park on Saturday 18th September 2010
I was 16 years old when I understood for the first time that it may be possible that God, the all-powerful creator of everything that is, may be willing to speak to me and reveal Himself to me personally. My mother had sent me on a Catholic camp in England (I am French), in order to improve my English in a Christian environment.
22 August 2001, Gullfoss, Iceland, at a time when the name Eyjafjallajökull meant nothing to most people and the volcano itself was still a glacier, I became a Christian.
John Nichol is a member of More Than Dance which will perform at the Hyde Park Prayer Vigil.
Well I will start from the beginning. All my life growing up, my mam used to make me go to church with her. I used to hate it I really did. I used to think it was stupid and made up. Only bible bashers went to church. So when I hit sixteen I stopped going because I had a choice. That was that.