Spiritual resources

While Thornycroft is closed and we can’t provide recollections, we will resort to virtual means of formation instead. Here are some recollections, holy hours and meditations to help you keep close to God during this time of isolation.
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Audio Resources

Blessed Mourners

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on the last judgement in which Fr Peter encourages us to live the third beatitude: blessed are they who mourn for they will be comforted.

Ordinary Life

by Fr Joe Evans | An audio meditation in which Fr Joe explains how important it is not just to live ordinary life, but to sanctify it for the glory of God.

All Saints

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation for the feast of All Saints in which Fr Peter encourages us to be very sincere in spiritual direction so we can be helped to become saints.

Work

by Fr Frank Calduch | An audio meditation on how we can co redeem with Christ through our work, whatever it may entail, by doing it as well as we can for the glory of God.

Charity

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on loving God for his own sake and how we should imitate our Lady who stood at the foot of the cross and united herself to Jesus in his sufferings out of pure love.

Holy Spirit

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation about the Holy Spirit acting in our souls and how important it is to listen and correspond with those actions.

St Peter and Paul

by Fr Joe Evans | An audio meditation on St Peter and St Paul, how they overcame their differences in doing good and how we should love all and honour all the successors of St Peter as God’s elected heads of the Church.

St Josemaria Escriva

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation for the feast of St Josemaria Escriva in which Fr Peter explains how we keep the spirit of the Work faithfully as it was outlined to us by St Josemaria.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation for the feast of the sacred heart of Jesus in which Fr Peter explains what is perturbing St Margaret Mary Alacoque.

Visitation of Our Lady

by Fr Peter Haverty | A meditation on the visitation of our Lady to Elizabeth and how among many talents she has a beautiful singing voice.

Holy Trinity

by Fr Peter Haverty | A meditation encouraging us to distinguish between the three persons of the Holy Trinity and to pray to each person.

Holy Trinity

by Fr Joe Evans | A meditation on the different analogies used to help us understand the mystery and grow in devotion to the Holy Trinity.

Drawing out the Good

by Fr Joe Evans | How God can draw good from all our mistakes and misunderstandings and teach us the language of suffering.

Pentecost

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on how the Holy Spirit fills us with light so that our eyes are opened and we can see God in a different way.

Good Friday

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on the sufferings of Christ on the cross on Good Friday.

Maundy Thursday

by Fr Robert Farrell | A meditation for Maundy Thursday on growing in love and awe for the tremendous gift of the eucharist.

Holy Week

by Fr Joe Evans | A meditation on entering into the scenes of the gospel and becoming part of Holy Week.

east of the Annunciation

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation for the feast of the annunciation of the Lord on the humility of our Lady and how we can learn from her.

Love for the Pope

by Fr Joe Evans | A meditation on love for the Pope to commemorate the election of Pope Francis on 13th March 2013.

Time to grow

by Fr Joe Evans | An audio meditation for Lent on how we need the freedom of love to pray, give alms and do penance. If we carry out these traditional practices with a freedom of love then Lent will truly be a time of spiritual growth.

St Joseph the father

by Fr Michael Lowenthal | An audio meditation on how St Joseph an ordinary man was such an extraordinary father to his Divine Son, Jesus.

Working Well

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on finding Christ in our work by striving to work as well as we can.

Nativity and the cross

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on how suffering which was present with Jesus right from his birth in Bethlehem is necessary for us as it is where we will find joy and the Holy Spirit in our hearts.

Our Lady and redemption

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation by Fr Peter Haverty on the reason to give thanks to the Blessed Trinity on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Immaculate Conception

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation for the novena and feast of the Immaculate conception focusing on humility.

Christ’s humanity

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on the emotional life of Christ and how we too can go to him through our emotions.

Value of little things

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on how great holiness can develop from little things.

St James

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on the feast of St James and what we can learn from him.

Struggle

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on serenely accepting our faults and using them to grow in holiness.

Spiritual direction

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on spiritual direction and how it can help us to incorporate virtues into our lives so we can imitate the saints more.

Returning to Mass

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on how our apostolate may be centred on returning to Mass.

Disciples of Jesus

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on how we should learn from the early Christians and imitate them in our daily lives.

Peter’s humility

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation for the feast of St Peter and Paul (29th June) on the humility of St Peter.

Co founders of Opus Dei

by Fr Peter Haverty | A meditation on how Fr Peter Haverty’s memories of St Josemaria and how he contributed to the founding of Opus Dei.

Forgiveness

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on the importance of learning how to forgive to enable us to spread peace and joy.

Corpus Christi

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on the tremendous gift of the Eucharist and how we can grow in love of God.

Our priestly soul

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on how we exercise our priestly souls in our friendships with others.

The Holy Spirit giver of life

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on how the holy spirit gives life to us and how we can freely correspond with God’s plans.

The Holy Spirit the sanctifier

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on how the holy spirit can help us to grow in holiness by degrees and lead us to sanctity.

Docility to the Holy Spirit

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on how to respond wholeheartedly to the working of the holy spirit within us.

Remembering Blessed Alvaro

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation to celebrate the feast of Blessed Alvaro in 12th May on his obedience and fidelity.

Talent, freedom and love

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on using our talents with freedom and love.

Contemplating the Mysteries of Light

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on contemplating the mysteries of light of the holy rosary.

May, a month of our Lady

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on contemplating the joyful mysteries of the holy rosary.

Renewing our love

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on persevering and growing in our love of God during this time.

Christ’s gift of self

by Fr Joe Evans | A meditation for St George’s day and the anniversary of St Josemaria’s first holy communion on the eucharist.

Love finds a way

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on St Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ interaction with women in the gospel.

Institution of the Eucharist and priesthood

by Fr Joe Evans | A meditation on how God manifests his love at the Last Supper.

With Jesus in Bethany

by Fr Gerard Sheehan | A meditation based on the anointing of Jesus’s feet by Mary.

On our Lord’s passion

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on the way that our Lord suffered the passion through all his senses.

Preparation for holy week

by Fr Paul Hayward | A meditation on gratitude and wonder to help us prepare for holy week.

Divine filiation: freedom in Christ

by Fr Joe Evans | A meditation on how we are set free by Christ to become God's beloved children.

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