Sieger Koder

Sieger Koder

I have always been interested in art. Of course I myself am useless and was always bottom of the class when it came to, “explorations into still life form” at School. What I created resembled Cameron’s breakfast – a complete mess. This was a great sadness as my...
Facts

Facts

Remember this? Humpty Dumpty to Alice in Through the Looking Glass: ‘When I use a word,’ he said, in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’ It’s no wonder Humpty ended up having a great fall. The point of...
St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi

The brethren of the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield recently gave me a relief depicting St Francis of Assisi after the School Luca della Robbia. For those of you who may not realise, Luca was an Italian 15th century artist from Florence. He is particularly...
The Saints Next Door

The Saints Next Door

St Teresa of Avila advises us to, “Try and keep a good conscience.” In order that we might be successful in this we need to be honest and to pursue the way of truth and to be honest in all things. It strikes me that the insights of the saints were born of their own...
St Benedict of Nursia

St Benedict of Nursia

St Benedict of Nursia in Italy was born in the last quarter of the fifth century and died in the middle of the sixth. By the time of his death he had laid the foundation for Western Monasticism and was later canonised as the Patron Saint of Western Europe. He wrote...