A Prayer To Our Lady Before Mass

  O holy Mother, stand by me now at Mass time, when Christ comes to me, as thou didst minister to Thy infant Lord – as Thou didst hang upon His words when He grew up, as Thou wast found under His cross. Stand by me, Holy Mother, that I may gain somewhat of thy…

Going Underground

  Searching for tin A view whence we came Beams support granite walls Tracks in dark tunnel The end of the line and fresh air! After two hours underground visiting a local Cornish tin mine the last in our party of ten emerges. We learnt that this mine was most active in the early 1900s…

Ebb and Flow

  Some years ago a visit to the beach was a regular occurrence but habits change and now what was almost a daily ritual has become a rare opportunity to return to the secular world. This small Cornish beach is rarely overcrowded and families arrive with children who usually seem able to enjoy themselves without…