FrMilcz2FR JAN MILCZ, CSsR died peacefully at Marie Curie at around 9:00 pm last Tuesday evening.

Fr Charles and Bro Michael Taylor were with him.

When I took him Holy Communion last Sunday morning, I sensed that this would probably be the last time that I would see him.

To say that John had an eventful life would be something of an understatement. Having been taken prisoner as a boy during the Second World War, he was later to serve both in the Polish and British Armies.

His deep faith led him to try his vocation for the priesthood and he joined the Redemptorists in 1958, was professed in 1959 and ordained in 1966. He was a good and holy man and we will miss him, but we are grateful that the final struggle is over.

We, the Redemptorists, are immensely grateful for the love, friendship and support you have given him over the years and especially for your prayers in these last months of his life. We are also very grateful to Philip Sergeant (who is now coordinating the nursing care of our sick confrères), the carers and nurses who came to the monastery and the staff of Marie Curie during these final weeks. May he rest in peace. 

His funeral will be this Wednesday (11 July) at Noon.                                            


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the Eucharistic Congress 2018

and for Synod 2020


We thank you Father for the love you have shown us in the gift of Jesus, your Son. Keep us grateful each day for the blessings that surround us.

As we are fed by you, so now send us out to share what we have received with our hungry brothers and sisters.

We humbly ask your help to become the Church that you are calling us to be: a community that listens, that trusts, that lives with courage and that puts out its nets into new waters.

May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts be a source of healing, of new life and of a deeper trust in you. We ask this in faith.

Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord,


St Mary’s and Bishop Eton Women’s Group

Newsletter 10th April 2018

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Well, Spring is here they tell me. I hope you all had a happy and calorie-free Easter!

On the Tuesday of Holy Week we held our monthly lunch-time session. Rosemary Poole led a thought provoking reflection on the TS Eliot poem “The Coming of the Magi”. Sadly, the IT gremlins prevented Rosemary from illustrating her talk. Where is the Hi-Tec Hammer when you need it? Thank you, Rosemary.