Bishop Jason Gordon

Bishop of the diocese o Bridgetown

Bishop Jason Gordon is the Bishop of  the Diocese of Bridgetown.

World Day of The Poor

World Day of The Poor
Brothers and sistersThe Holy Father Pope Francis has asked all Catholics to recognize 'World day of the poor' on 19th November 2017, under the theme 'Love, not in word but in deed'.The diocese has invited Gabriel Malzaire, Bishop of Dominica, to speak on the 15th November, 2017 about 'the Eucharist and the poor', the subject of one of his books.I a...
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Message From Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon

Message From Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon
​Brothers and Sisters in Christ,We have had six years together building the Church in Bridgetown. This has been an amazing learning experience for me, one that I will always treasure, for you taught me how to be a bishop. There is much to celebrate about our time together. A lot has been achieved and learnt, but we will have time to reflect on this...
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Should A Christian Take Part In Crop Over? By The Most Rev. Charles Jason Gordon, RC Bishop of Bridgetown

Should A Christian Take Part In Crop Over?  By The Most Rev. Charles Jason Gordon, RC Bishop of Bridgetown
​Crop Over festival takes place over a series of weeks, and comprises a variety of cultural activities produced by the public sector and private entities. The festival includes events such as Pan Fusion, Heritage Walks, Pic of the Crop, Visual Arts Exhibition and Bridgetown Market each of which add a different dimension, and can appeal to different...
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An Easter Message From The Roman Catholic Bishop Of Bridgetown The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon

An Easter Message From The Roman Catholic Bishop Of Bridgetown                                  The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon
​Dear Brothers and Sisters,Easter is about Hope! Death that gives way to life! Despair that gives way to new Joy! This is not always recognized, as the two men on the way to Emmaus realized (Lk 24:13-35). "Their eyes were opened in the breaking of the bread." They were still in despair, recounting all the terrible things that happened, although the...
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Solving the Social Challenge The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry 26 July, 2016

Solving the Social Challenge
The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon
Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry
26 July, 2016
​The Most Rev.Dr.Charles Jason Gordon delivered the featured address at the July 2016 Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lunch at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre .The topic was ' Solving the Social Challenge'.
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Post Camino Reflections: Walking as Meditation

Post Camino Reflections:  Walking as Meditation
"What do you think about when you walk?"This is a fair question that I was asked. When I walk, I walk. I think about not getting lost, about not missing a yellow arrow, about whether I have enough water and supplies for the journey, whether it will be hot or cold. I think about what time I will reach the Albergue. Walking is a form of meditation. W...
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Post Camino Relections: Bend My Heart To Your Will Oh Lord

Post Camino Relections:  Bend My Heart To Your Will Oh Lord
The Camino is the most physically demanding challenge that I have taken up as an adult. In fact when I finished it yesterday, one of my first thoughts was to wonder what form of madness had gotten into me in the first place to think of doing this!For thirty days I have been walking, with the exception of one day rest in Leon. Each day ...
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Day 31: Arrivals

Day 31: Arrivals
Every journey has a beginning, middle, and an end. Today after thirty one days of walking, I arrived in Santiago. It proved to be another day of incredible grace and blessings. I left Pedrouzo at 5:00 this morning in the dark for the walk into the forest. As I was entering, two other pilgrims appeared and we walked together through the darkness and...
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Day 30: There's Excitement In The Air...

Day 30:  There's Excitement In The Air...
This morning, I made my usual 5:30 a.m. departure and within three minutes of leaving Melide I saw the first sign post - 54 Km to Santiago. In Galicia they have mile posts pointing the way and also indicating how far there is left in the Camino. I walked with a joy in my heart; my body was at its best since beginning the Camino. The blister no long...
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Day 29: Lead Thou Me On

Day 29:  Lead Thou Me On
This morning as I departed Ventas de Naron at 5:30 a.m. there was a thick fog.With light in hand I shone it on the side of the road and followed its lead, though I still could not see more than ten feet ahead. It was one of those magical mystical moments that cannot easily be described. As I walked the words of the Poem/Hymn of Blessed John Henry N...
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Day 28: Encounters of Grace

Day 28:  Encounters of Grace
Two days ago, I arrived at Samos, the Benedictine Monastery and stayed in the Albergue associated with it. As I entered and sat waiting for the person in charge to register me, I began speaking with a young man who was also sitting there. His name was Jacob and he introduced himself as a seminarian. A short time into the conversation, another young...
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Day 27: Twice Upon A Time

Day 27:  Twice Upon A Time
Reaching Sarria is a significant milestone in the pilgrimage. It is 114Km from Santiago and thus the last stage of the journey. It is a big town and so you can get whatever you need for this last phase and I suppose more importantly it is where the pilgrimage changes most dramatically. Here you meet the tourist with their buses trailing them and pr...
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Day 26: I Am The Light Of The World

Day 26:  I Am The Light Of The World
This morning I left O Ceberio at 5:30 am for another 30k day to a famous Monastery in Samos founded in the seventh century. I left in the dark; with cell phone in hand, which was both light and GPS, heading through the forest to a path connecting with the Camino. There is something magical in traveling by night, seeing the first dawn of light upon ...
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Day 25: Let God Be God!

Day 25:  Let God Be God!
Today I walked most of the day with Maria considering life's questions and pondering the mystery of God's love and forgiveness. Maria is a young bright Irish Catholic who is a committed pioneer (someone who has pledged never to drink). She was the Rose of Tralee 2014, an Irish woman who best embodies the ideals of womanhood in Ireland. She has a de...
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Day 24: The Camino Provides

Day 24:  The Camino Provides
While walking along today, Todd from Minnesota (now living in Puerto Rico with his wife Wendy), were speaking about Camino sayings. One of them is "The Camino provides".When I arrived at the Albergue in Villafranca del Bierzo at 1:00 p.m. I asked for a place to celebrate Mass at 6:00 p.m. The owners, a very nice couple, pointed me to...
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Day 23: The Joy Of The Cross

Day 23:  The Joy Of The Cross
Having taken the decision to press on to the Iron Cross yesterday evening, it meant that I needed a new place to sleep. There were two options, a Refugio at Manjarin 2.4 Km past the cross or a new Albergue 9 Km on. It was 4 p.m. and I had already walked close to 30 Km for the day.I chose the Refugio. I arrived at Manjarin and met Javier a...
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Day 22: La Cruz de Ferro

Day 22:  La Cruz de Ferro
In every way, today was a wonderful day! I was like a child filled with wonder and awe. The sunrise was magnificent; I left Astorga at 5:30 am and began in the dark. Just before leaving town there were two paths, the pavement and another.A couple ahead of me took the other, it was the wrong way. I was able to stop them before they went too far. All...
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​Meseta III: Unless You Become Like A Little Child

​Meseta III: Unless You Become Like A Little Child
Many days ago I met a young German who was passing me. He asked me while passing; "How is it? "I said; "It is beautiful"! He responded by saying that the landscape was all the same; it was "ugly and boring". I was in shock. I said to him; "Ugly and boring would be sitting at home in an office or a locked up room. This is beautiful!" I told the stor...
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Day 20: Nothing Less Than The Best

Day 20: Nothing Less Than The Best
Two nights ago while writing the blog; Chris from Korea was asking many questions. He is a Protestant and did not understand the Catholic architecture and culture. For him these are forms of idolatry at worst or distractions at best. We had a really interesting and wonderful conversation. We are in Leon which has a magnificent 14th Century cathedra...
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Day 19: God Provides

Day 19: God Provides
Yesterday I reached Leon.This is the third major city in the Camino; Pamplona, Burgos and now Leon. I have been on the Camino for eighteen days now, walking every day. In total I have walked more than 480 Km and have 300 Km left to Santiago. It has been a fascinating journey filled with so much Grace. What is in the blog is only part of the story; ...
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