Knutsford Circle (182)
Newsletter – September 2021
President: Sean McGhee
August Circle Meeting: There were 15 Knutsford Brothers and 14 visitors present at the July meeting.
Next meeting: 8 pm: 6 September, 2021 – First Monday of the Month (except Bank Holidays: Second Monday) September Anniversaries
Enrollment Anniversaries: James Power (8yrs), James Meagher (21yrs), Stephen Graham (1yrs) Birthdays
Anthony Andrews (6), Paul Yearsley (12)
Bike Ride from Thornicroft Hall – 18 th August, 2021
Starting at 10.30, 38km long – no big hills. We will stop for a light lunch at Pastimes in Goostrey. For the route, please see: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/72204660 If interested, let Stuart or Felix know.
Walk/Pub Crawl – Dunham Massey – 28 August 2021
Visit to Lion Salt Works – 11 th September
Catenian Sunday Lunch – 19 September
Toft Cricket Club – Informal Event – 24 th September, details to follow. Keep Connected
Use your Circle web-site:
Keep up-to-date with circle events, news and chat – join the
Circle WhatsApp Group. Email your name and mobile number to email@example.com. You will need to have WhatsApp installed on your mobile phone.
The Provincial Calendar tells you about meetings and events across the province. Contact the Secretary or John Sutton to get access.
The National Catenian web-site is at
www.thecatenians.com. To login to the Members Area: Username – ‘Members’; password – Prayers*0819
Catena Magazine: The on-line edition:
http://flickread.com/edition/catena/latest’. The login name is your own regular email address. Reflection Corner
On 9 August we celebrated the feast-day of St. Edith Stein aka Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia, Cyril and Methodius, Bridget of Sweden, and Catherine of Siena. Her story is noteworthy. She was a distinguished phenomenologist philosopher in Germany, who converted to Catholicism on reading the live of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. She entered the Carmelite monastery of St. Maria vom Frieden (Our Lady of Peace) in Cologne-Lindenthal in October 1933. To avoid the growing Nazi threat, the Order transferred Edith and her sister, Rosa, who was also a convert and an extern sister of the Carmel, to the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Echt, Netherlands. The Dutch Bishops’ Conference had a public statement read in all churches across the nation on 20 July 1942 condemning Nazi racism. In a retaliatory response on 26 July 1942 the Reichskommissar of the Netherlands, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, ordered the arrest of all Jewish converts who had previously been spared. Along with two hundred and forty-three baptized Jews living in the Netherlands, Stein was arrested by the SS on 2 August 1942. Stein and her sister Rosa were imprisoned at the concentration camps of Amersfoort and Westerbork before being deported to Auschwitz. A Dutch official at Westerbork was so impressed by her sense of faith and calm, he offered her an escape plan. Stein vehemently refused his assistance, stating: “If somebody intervened at this point and took away [her] chance to share in the fate of [her] brothers and sisters, that would be utter annihilation.” On 7 August 1942, early in the morning, 987 Jews were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. It was probably on 9 August that Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, her sister Rosa, and many more Jewish people were killed en mass in the gas chambers. Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Stein