Far from being a professional photographer, I nonetheless occasionally capture some moments, as at this reception some years ago following the marriage of two close friends. 

On this evening, the bouquet would land in the hands of another, just out of sight to the left.

As usual, comments are always welcome. Thanks for viewing. M 🙂

3 thoughts on “Expectations!

  1. Anonymous

    This is a timely and sensible piece by Mgr. Mannion. We get occasional reports in my Diocese of healing” and deliverance” events which seem to have little to do with the primary means of H and D which are the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Penance and Anointing. Exorcism” is widely misunderstood and over dramatised, not only by Hollywood but even by some legitimate exorcists themselves. Such presentations lead to unhealthy interest and unrealistic, even fantastical, expectations. Most priests, I am sure, know that faced with a claim of haunting or spiritual malaise, the first remedy is to pray with the person concerned. In most cases that will be sufficient. You start at the bottom of the scale and, if necessary, work up. The role of doctors and psychiatric experts must also, if appropriate, be sought. Our Bishops need to exercise their authority as High Priests and regulators of ministry, and make it clear that neither the Church”s sacraments nor for that matter the interventions of health professionals should be compromised or set aside by ministries” which do not in fact act legitimately in the name of Christ and his Church. AG. gluten sensitivity


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