Today our dear Sister Deirdre Michael turns 90! Lovingly and beautifully cared for at St Joseph’s Care Home in Harborne, she is still very much at the heart of our Community. We shall not be able to visit her today, because of coronavirus, but we will be speaking to her and extend to her our most loving greetings, giving thanks for a life well-lived.

From today’s Gospel reading: ‘Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment’.

All of us can take up this extravagant gesture of Mary in our spirit; all of us can show Him ‘the full extent’ of our love, as He did for us on the cross.

May God bless you and deepen your love for Him in these days.