Fr Blake on the Angels

Fr Blake has a very eloquent little homily on the Holy Angels. I like this bit, “Angels extend the cosmos; they breach the cortex of our world. They slip between the presence of God and man, making God present to man and man to God.”  You can read it here. [Read more...]

St Michael and All Angels

What do I miss about England? Well, when I lived on the Isle of Wight in England I would go to Mont St Michel on retreat. I’d take the night ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo and then hitchhike along the coast to the Abbey. What a fantastic place! At the time there was a [Read More...]

More on the Servers of St Mary’s

Someone has asked how to improve the band of servers.  I can only pass on the advice from what I have done at St Joseph’s Catholic School, and the advice from my friend and mentor, Fr Newman–pastor of St Mary’s. My own knowledge on this is supplemented by watching Fr Christopher Smith and Dn. John [Read More...]

Sovana Cathedral

“I  wish to create a church so beautiful that it would move even the hardest heart to prayer.”  –the unknown architect of Glastonbury Abbey click on picture to enlarge H/T Roving Medievalist — (who else?) [Read more...]

Me and Mel

OK then, here’s the Mel Gibson story: I was living in London, and it was the year before Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ came out. There was some doubt as to whether Gibson would be able to get backers to help with the distribution of the film. He came to London to meet with [Read More...]

Servers from St Mary’s

Here are three of our noble band of servers from St Mary’s. These guys (with about a dozen more) serve at the 11:00 High Mass. We have all male servers at St Mary’s, and one of the things we do in their instruction is to remind them that they are helping to lead the worship [Read More...]