Today is also the Optional Memoria of St Bruno, Founder of the Carthusian Order – hermits living in solitude together. He said: ‘While the world changes, the Cross stands firm’. In these days of suffering as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we do well to remember the steadfastness of the Cross of Jesus ‘at the heart of the turning world’. It is the world’s true centre, and ours. May we cling to it, adhering to it in all.

May St Bruno pray for us, and may God bless you this day.