This thirteenth century nun once said to her Sisters, ‘Let us all, full of holy desire, hasten to venerate the sweetest countenance of Our Lord, which will in Heaven be our All – all that a glorified soul can desire!’

As the psalmist said, ‘My heart has said of you, “Seek his Face”: your Face, Lord, will I seek’.

May we follow St Mechtild in seeking His Face at all times, especially in times of crisis like the present, and may God bless you this day.