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…

The Interior Life

  The Grace of God Is Not Communicated to the Worldly-Minded. “Son, My grace is precious; it suffers not itself to be mingled with external things, or earthly consolations. Thou must,  therefore, cast away every obstacle to grace if thou desire to have it infused into thee. Choose a secret place for thyself, love to…