Category Archives: pregnancy

  1. Advent in Art with He Qi: The Visitation

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    7 December 2014 by thaliakr

    Mary and Elizabeth look more serious than usual in He Qi's painting of their meeting. Read more at as part of your Advent journey

    A warm welcome to this year’s Advent in Art series, where we join thousands of others in contemplating artistic works …
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  2. Advent in Art with He Qi: Annunciation


    29 November 2014 by thaliakr

    Advent in art, week 1: Annunciation by He Qi. For reflections and more, see the series at

    Happy Advent, everyone! A warm welcome to this year’s Advent in Art series, where we join thousands of others in …
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  3. The Sacrament of Breastfeeding #4: Mary and Jesus


    3 August 2014 by thaliakr

    Breastfeeding as a sacred experience |

    We don’t know for sure that Mary was a breastfeeding mother, but it seems a reasonable inference. In a time …
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  4. The Sacrament of Pregnancy


    22 July 2014 by thaliakr

    The Sacrament of Pregnancy | | Il Vento (2006) Helaine Blumenfeld, Salisbury Cathedral

    Why a ‘sacrament’? The church has long taught that there are certain special moments where God is particularly present in …
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  5. 8 Essential Tips for Supporting a Pregnant Woman


    24 January 2014 by thaliakr

    I often tell my husband he needs to write a book about how to be an awesome partner to a …
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  6. Matters of Life and Death: Disability


    14 November 2013 by thaliakr

    Some of you will know that I’m living with postnatal depression. It’s hard. What I said on Sunday about disability …
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  7. Matters of Life and Death: Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy


    5 November 2013 by thaliakr

    My sermon on Sunday and the accompanying blog post were mainly directed at the ‘neighbours’ of an unborn child: those …
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