Old Man Travelling

The little hedge-row birds, That peck along the road, regard him not. He travels on, and in his face, his step, His gait, is one expression; every limb, His look and bending figure, all bespeak A man who does not move with pain, but moves With thought — He is insensibly subdued To settled quiet:…

Outstanding

  Out standing in his field Out standing in his field Outstanding in its field. ISBN: 978-1-909421-41-7 ADVENTURES AND PERILS IN A THEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE. (Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that…

Novus Ordo

“But if in the liturgy the communion of faith no longer appears, nor the universal unity of the Church and of history, nor the mystery of the living Christ, where is it that the Church still appears in her spiritual substance?” Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, autobiography, ‘La Mia Vita’ 1997 (Pope Benedict XVI) The Fatima Priest…

Great Expectations

  On receiving this much acclaimed Dickens classic, I had no initial expectations of finding anything that might capture my imagination. A few years previously I had taken a copy of Bleak House with me on my travels but was not impressed by what I thought was a tendency to unnecessary verbiage. I considered that…

The Bluecaps

“Power is a poison well known for thousands of years. If only no one were to ever acquire material power over others! But to the human being who has faith in some force that holds dominion over all of us, and who is conscious of his own limitations, power is not necessarily fatal. For those,…