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Sr. Martinette Rivers: Prayer and Laughter

​​As is usually the case with the Bible, there is irony in the fire. Before ever a word passes Jesus' lips, he is teaching, in fact, communicating the heart of the faith to his followers with a smile on his face. He puts a little joy in their lives, because its only he who can [...]

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sr. Martinette Rivers: Spiritual Invasions of Laughter

​God, like the lion, Aslan in C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narina" is on the move. Brings to my mind words like 'transformation', 'invasion ' and both words could mean; transformation of individuals with the 'invasion of laughter' coming by way of messages, sent by God through friends, an illness, a death, laughter. Pure absurdity..."And blessed [...]

January 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sr. Martinette Rivers: Wrapped in Jesus’ Joy this Christmas

Today much of the world is celebrating Christmas once again and I am reminded of what St. Thomas Aquinas said: "No man can live without JOY." The greatest miracle of all times, has taken place in Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, the JOY of the WORLD. Does the beauty of this event not blow your [...]

December 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Interview with Sister Martinette Rivers: When life is no joke, laugh anyway 

We caught up with retired Theology Professor, writer, gerontologist and nun in an Italian Order of Nuns working all over the world, Sister Martinette Rivers. 1. What is the last thing that made you laugh out loud?  Seeing a man wearing high heeled red boots today. 2. What is your favourite anecdote or joke? Have [...]

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interview with Maggy Whitehouse: Christian Minister and Stand-Up Comedian

We caught up with Minister, stand-up comedian, teacher, broadcaster and author of The Divine Feminine in the Hebrew Bible Maggy Whitehouse. Maggy will be peforming and teaching at the Devon LaughFest 2016. 1. What is the last thing that made you laugh out loud?  We’re re-watching ‘Yes Prime Minister' and it’s just as funny and [...]

October 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments