Monday, 31 October 2005

Michael and Caroline Fauvelle

Please pray for Michael and Caroline Fauvelle who have both passed away recently.

Caroline died in September 2004 after a short illness; Michael died in October 2005 following a series of strokes. Both are buried in their village church in Wherwell, Hampshire, where they had lived all their married life.

Read their Obituary by Rupert Bell.

Monday, 29 August 2005

Congratulations to...

...Helen Carroll who received a Benemerenti in Lourdes this year. There was an audible gasp in the packed Hospitalité Service this year, in the Chapelle St Pierre (Acceuil Notre Dame), when Bishop Crispian Hollis announced a Papal Award for Helen Carroll, and a great burst of applause when he gave her the medal and scroll, Benemerenti.

The Bishop, our Patron, referred to her impressive service in and concerning Lourdes: 50 years a handmaid with the CA, 20 of which as Deputy Chief Handmaid; a spell on the Executive Committee and then a Trustee of the CA; about the same time with Leeds Pilgrimage as with us, including 30 years as their Chief Handmaid; a devoted member of the St Frai branch of the Hospitalité NDL (for over 40 years) and a councillor there for 10 years.

A story of consistent service to the sick. Well done, Helen.
(David Lewis)

Helen Carroll wrote:
I would like to say a very big “Thank You” for all the kind letters, cards, phone calls, I received following my presentation of the Benemerenti in Lourdes. These are truly appreciated and I keep everyone in my prayers.

Wednesday, 1 June 2005

Congratulations to...

Sue Balfour who received an MBE in June, for her services to the Red Cross.

Tuesday, 26 April 2005