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  • Chris Williams

Fri 17th July - Icon of the Day

Cats purr on inhalation and exhalation. Cats that roar cannot purr and those that purr cannot roar. Cats start to purr a couple of days after birth. They purr when they feel vulnerable, when in labour and near death. The 25 Hertz frequency of the purr is a frequency that promotes healing.

‘Every creature is a unique work of God, with its own message, its own metaphor, its own energetic style, its own way of showing forth goodness, beauty and participation in the Great Mystery. Each creature has its own glow and its own unique glory. To be a contemplative is to be able to see each epiphany, to enjoy it, protect it and draw upon it for the common good.’

Richard Rohr


Image: 'Black Cat', street art, Calle Francisco Sosa, Coyoacán, Mexico City, 2019.

Photo by Isabel Pinzon, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International licence.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray that we will nurture our children and young people with a sense of God.


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