December 1, 2021

Light and Dark

A Benedictine Abbey and a German rock group: it was a curious juxtaposition with which to mark the beginning of the season of Advent and one of its most powerful…
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November 28, 2021

Advent and the Call to Conversion

Advent and the Call to Conversion Advent is Lent’s poor relation when it comes to abstinence and fasting. The season is no longer penitential in the way Lent continues to…
November 17, 2021

The Power of Music

Music, perhaps more than anything else, has the power to transport us to another time and place. (more…)
November 11, 2021

Dringling in the Lakes

It was the first day of our Autumn holiday and I’d picked up a book about lovely, quirky words coined in the English language that had never made it into…
November 1, 2021

November: month of the dead

NOVEMBER: THE MONTH OF THE DEADI had arrived in Mexico City a day or two after the Festival had finished but it was still possible to catch something of the…
October 27, 2021

Return to Camden

My pre-Covid routines are returning one by one and I was looking forward to making an appearance at the re-opened Community Café at the Irish Centre, having been invited by…
October 18, 2021

Virtual v In-Person

Having now attended, in person, my first hybrid conference I had a chance to compare the experience of attending virtually and attending in the flesh. (more…)
October 11, 2021

Keeping Connected Across the Irish Sea

One of the most uplifting images I’ve seen recently was of a 100-year-old religious sister in Dublin looking at and listening to, via a screen, her 90-year-old sister in London.…
October 4, 2021

Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

We’re blessed in the UK and Ireland to have four distinct seasons, even occasionally being able to see all of them in a single day, and the transition from Summer…
September 27, 2021

On Glastonbury Tor

There are always interesting characters to be found on Glastonbury Tor and my latest visit was no exception. (more…)
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September 22, 2021

Season for Reflection and Renewal

Season for Reflection and Renewal I always know it’s autumn when I find myself sleeping with the window open so that I can feel the slight breeze and hear the…
September 14, 2021

The Miracle of Being Awake

One of the conversations I had on our London walk shed new light on a reflection I was to give a few days afterwards. (more…)