Frankincense and the Joy of Dedication

Last week, we connected the Gifts of the Magi to the Child Jesus, and myrrh as it was used in the Biblical text both medicinally, in funerary practices.  We also reflected upon the significance of myrrh in title of the women disciples of Jesus who are called in the Byzantine Christian tradition “The Holy Myrrh-Bearers. [...]

Reflections on Myrrh and Advent

On December 2nd 2017, the Anima Women’s Team organized its first live Advent Retreat at St Philip’s parish North Blackburn. The women shared a rich and prayerful time, especially thanks to Father Paschal Corby OFM (Conv)’s reflections, and to the Parish of St Philip’s. Special thanks go to Fr Nicholas Dillon, the Parish Priest, who [...]

Online Advent Retreat 2017

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 Retreats have been a mainstay of the ministry of Anima since the beginning. It was always thought that there was a need to assist women to take some time to break from our schedules and focus on our relationship with Christ. This has never been [...]