I’ll Fly Away Oh Glory!

Yesterday was the memorial of St Joseph Cupertino who is the patron saint of pilots and airline stewards and writers of children’s stories about people who fly. This is because he was known to levitate. Taylor Marshall gives a summary of the saint’s life and wonders here. It is saints like Joseph of Cupertino who [Read More...]

Immaculata: from the Head to the Heart

Immaculate Conception Mosaic

It is often said that the longest journey is from the head to the heart. In other words, we can sometimes understand something intellectually, but until it gets into the heart–the seat of emotion and the seat of our will–it will only ever be a good idea. This is what happened to me with the [Read More...]

Weird Things Happen

I am constantly updating my ‘Archived Articles’ section of this blog. Over the years I’ve written hundreds of articles on lots of topics. I’ll make most of them available here free of charge. Some longer articles will require a small payment for the digital download. Just go to the ‘Archived Articles’ tab in the header. [Read More...]

The Day I Met St Bernadette

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In the summer of 1987 I was living in England and had three months free between jobs so I decided to go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem–hitch-hiking and staying at monasteries across Europe. One of the place I wanted to visit was the monastery of St Gildard in Nevers, France. This is where the incorrupt [Read More...]


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