Welcome to our Advent issue of the Light of the North.
“Plenty in this issue to support you on your journey through Advent, beginning with Bishop Hugh Gilbert’s letter on page 3. You might also be interested to learn that the Aberdeen African Choir have just released their first CD. They tell their story on page 7. Then do take a look at “A Word from the Lord” on page 19, in which Eileen Grant reflects on a word from scripture which has a special resonance for her. Sr Janet Fearns demonstrates how Jesus blesses us through Mary’s hands on page 27. On page 33 Fr Peter Barry describes how, in his youth, he encountered a priest whom he considered to be the perfect shepherd and father …And there’s lots more!”