Captain Tom

In many ways, Captain Tom showed us all how important it is to love your neighbour, especially during the tough times of a Pandemic. He thus became a hero to many of us. 

Captain Sir Tom, who was given the honorary title of colonel on his 100th birthday, had initially set out to raise £1,000 for NHS charities by walking laps of the 82ft (25m) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. But he eventually raised £32,794,701 from more than one and a half million supporters.

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Here at the Shrine and across the country, the Carmelites continue to pray for all those affected by this Pandemic. May Colonel Tom, Rest in Peace and rise in glory!

Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and the most important commandment.  The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ 

Saint Jude, pray for us.