We Will Remember Them

We Will Remember Them

This year, Alison and I are able to count ourselves alongside other parents in this Church whose children currently serve in the armed forces.  It’s a year since our Harry joined the Royal Navy and my brother’s youngest son, Sebastian, is currently undergoing somewhat...
Edith Stein

Edith Stein

I am currently making my way through a biography of Edith Stein, otherwise known as, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. To quote the author, Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, it describes Edith’s journey from the depths of atheism to the heights of sainthood. The story of Edith...
Put to Bed

Put to Bed

Sometimes in life our sense of equilibrium can find itself being easily shaken by some unexpected occurrence. It might be some throw away comment that we overhear, or it might be the reliving of a memory that we would prefer to forget.  I know of people, and I am sure...
Restoration

Restoration

Believe it or not, and there’s no reason not to, one of my great interests is restoration. When we are in France we often go to car boot sales known as vide-grenier. It’s amazing what one comes across. A few years ago, I spotted an oval shaped, glassed fronted, oak...
He Leadeth Me

He Leadeth Me

I’ve just finished reading the most wonderful book. It’s entitled, “He Leadeth Me” and is a testament of the faith of one man. The one man in question is Fr Walter J Ciszek who served as a Jesuit missionary priest. His missionary zeal took him to Eastern Europe during...