Tag Archives: Spirituality

A Message on Lent by Archbishop Mark Haverland

I found this touching message by our Metropolitan on Facebook: * * * ‘Lent’ is derived from the Germanic word for ‘spring’ through Anglo‑Saxon. ‘Lenz’ is still the word for spring in modern German. ‘Lent’ also is related to the … Continue reading

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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

Here is a very poignant article by Fr Ray Blake in England – My God, my God why have you forsaken me? When I was in Rome (1985-86) at the Nepomucene College, there was a priest who had been tortured … Continue reading

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A Time with God

During my recent visit to the north of England, probably the first Sarum Mass ever in this Victorian church.

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The Island

I found this amazing film on YouTube: The Island (Остров in Russian) was made in 1986 towards the end of the Soviet regime and set in the barren icy wastelands of northern Russia. There is a poignant story behind the … Continue reading

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Another Light in the Darkness

This delighted me – Starting Again, from someone who occasionally sends in comments and writes me e-mails from time to time. Like myself, Timothy Graham uses his real name on his blog and tells us who he is. This is … Continue reading

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Roots of English Catholicism

Some of you may know that I am away from home, presently in England. I am staying this weekend with an old friend of mine. My friend took me for a little drive and we stopped off at Hursley, a … Continue reading

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Great British Eccentrics

Many years ago, when I was at school in York, I was introduced to one of the songmen of the Minster. He had been there for years and was living in a little house belonging to the Dean and Chapter … Continue reading

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