Strata Florida

  On a recent visit to Ceredigion in Wales I took these pictures of some abbey ruins known as Strata Florida. This former Cistercian abbey was founded in the 12th century. In 1539 the abbey was ransacked and dissolved by those acting on behalf of King Henry VIII. This is one example of hundreds in…

Pushing the boat out

  During the 1930s Malcolm Muggeridge was a socialist and a journalist for a leading English national newspaper. After emigrating from England he went to live in the Soviet Union which attracted many left-leaning English intellectuals of the time who were convinced by inadequate socialist convictions. He soon came to realise that a culture based upon atheistic…

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

  O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all…

The Sacred Heart

  Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O Good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from thee. From…