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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tongues in Stuttgart!

Mr John Thompson (St Catherine's parish sacristan) and Priest-in-Charge Fr Ken Dimmick
To celebrate the unity of the diverse peoples of the world in one Church, Pentecost words of greeting were proclaimed by parishioners of St Catherine's Church in Stuttgart on Sunday in over 15 languages (besides English and German). This was also a joyful witness to the many nations represented in the parish itself, worshipping as one, in God's Holy Spirit.

I recall the following languages: Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Ibo, Yoruba, Zulu, Kurdish, Bengali, Irish, Welsh, Finnish and what seemed to be a perennial favourite: Switzerdeutsch, quite distinct from the language of Goethe!

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