Monthly Archives: September 2016

Last Day of September

It will be the feast of St Jerome tomorrow, the patron Saint of translators, even though I don’t work from Greek into Latin! He was said to be a cantankerous fellow, but he must have had some virtues to be … Continue reading

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Benedict Option

I have seen this expression – Benedict Option – being bandied about on the internet. Here is an article by the American conservative Rod Dreher – Benedict Option FAQ. I am sceptical about anything coming from across the Atlantic, because … Continue reading

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The Romantic Christ

Romanticism is very difficult to define and many attempts to define it resemble the cold rationalism from which it reacted some two hundred years ago. The subject fascinates me, not only as a historical state of mind in given circumstances … Continue reading

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Trip to the Fifteenth Century

My wife and I went to Rouen 1431 yesterday, an amazing 360° panorama of the city from the viewpoint of being on the top of the Cathedral façade. A son et lumière effect alternates fair and foul weather, day and … Continue reading

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Third Liturgical Movement

My head has got so big it is about to explode!!! The Third Liturgical Movement has just been published. Far from me to claim such a grandiose title for my work of collecting the work of others, living and deceased, … Continue reading

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Post-Modern Goliards

The theme has fascinated me for a long time. I feel profoundly dissatisfied with the development of conservative mores. I notice the fascination many of my contemporaries have for the generation born in the 1920’s and 30’s who lived their … Continue reading

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Weird Symbolism

I don’t know if we have any medieval experts looking at this blog. Have a look at this: I am rather intrigued by this group of dissolute-looking folk gathered around a book of music. I am brought to think of … Continue reading

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