Book Meme

John at Prodigal’s Rest has tagged me for this meme: Books I am reading now:1. Confessions by St Augustine2. The Third Secret – Steve Berry (an airport novel)3. Helena – Evelyn Waugh4. Cacique – a novel of Florida’s heroic Mission History – Bishop Robert Baker and Tony Sands5. The Jesus Inquest – Charles Foster6. Marking [Read More...]

Fit to be Thai’d

Andrew has gone to Bangkok, Thailand, and posts some great photos of the Catholic Churches there. This is my favorite, but have a look here at the others. Some are pretty conventional modern Catholic Churches. Others are traditional in a Western style. The most interesting ones combine oriental idiom in architecture with Christian tradition. What [Read More...]

The First Mega Church

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Summer vacation has arrived and I’ve got loads to do. After tidying up from the loose ends at school, I’m heading for El Salvador on Saturday for a week. I’m leading a school mission trip to help at the CIDECO community. CIDECO is a village built with help from the papal foundation. The poorest of [Read More...]

St Philip Neri and the Holy Spirit

For Pentecost, link here to read Fr Nicholas’ account of St Philip Neri’s experience of the Holy Spirit. St Philip founded the congregation of the Oratorians. Readers will know about the wonderful Brompton Oratory in London, but Fr Tim has been to preach at the just as fine Birmingham Oratory for the feast of St [Read More...]

First Holy communion

This is our youngest son Elias at his first Holy Communion a few weeks ago. [Read more...]