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About kathryncrosweller

I am a Christian singer based in the south-west of England. I have been singing for as long as I can remember, and it was at the age of 17, after a visit to the Taizé community in France, that I began singing songs to celebrate the Lord.

Drawing the year to a close…

It’s almost the end of the year, and I suppose it’s as good a time as any to reflect on the year that has been.  It’s been a busy and somewhat crazy one in many ways, but a very satisfying … Continue reading

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To become a better person. Again.

After a conversation yesterday and watching ‘Bloody Sunday’ this evening, I’ve been prompted to meditate on this thought again.  For those who haven’t seen ‘Bloody Sunday’, it’s about the events around the deaths of 13 people in Derry, Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Everyday Life

Well, today was an interesting day!  I’ve got the standard ‘teacher-in-new-job’ cold and am feeling rather ropey to say the least!  But today has been one of those days to be truly thankful, for the most unexpected of reasons!  Always … Continue reading

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El Camino de Santiago/The Way of St. James

This morning I went to St. Peter and St. Paul in Muchelney (near Langport, Somerset) for the first time since the concert I gave there in March.  I was asked back to sing at their team service, where all the … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Cross

Yesterday was The Feast of the Cross.  It has different names: Greek – Raising Aloft of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross Latin – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Sometimes – The Triumph of the Cross Other times – Feast of the Glorious Cross … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Trust and Forgiveness

In discussing trust at Taizé, we found it very difficult not to digress and begin discussing forgiveness.  A lot of the conversation centred around people trusting someone until that trust was betrayed, and then they would not trust them any more. … Continue reading

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Trust – Theme at Taizé 2012

Brother Alois, the prior of Taizé, wrote his letter for 2012 under the title, ‘Towards a New Solidarity’ (http://www.taize.fr/IMG/pdf/120enletter.pdf) and the theme for the Bible study and discussion groups was trust.  While the 17-24 year old groups spent a lot of … Continue reading

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