Thought for the month – October 2018

I believe I have been gently guided along my railway track by an unseen force and, although I am gradually reaching the buffers at the end of the line, it is clear from the stations I have passed [...]

Thought for the month – September 2018

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ” – these words from the Rule of St. Benedict are so well known. We read them on prayer cards and it is a phrase which surely has a special place in the [...]

Thought for the month – August 2018

One of my most significant memories of August is a day when we were returning to the airport after a holiday with friends in Croatia. As the bus drew into Split we started to hear singing from [...]

Thought for the month – July 2018

There is a joy about July, a time of freedom to just be and enjoy our being. There is an explosion of colour around us, warmth, sunshine, and song. It is a time to be with others, a time to be [...]

Thought for the month – June 2018

I have recently been involved in creating several short pilgrimage trails around Caithness, based on the missionary efforts of the early Celtic saints. According to the standard histories, the [...]

Thought for the month – May 2018

May is the month of Our Blessed Lady “All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded on Our Lady.” J.R.R.Tolkein Traditionally May is the month of Mary, when we [...]

Thought for the month – April 2018

There is an article in the popular liturgical monthly ‘The Magnificat’ called ‘How the Church has changed the world.’ The following might be entitled ‘How Benedict changed the world.’ Outside the [...]

Thought for the month – March 2018

“This is my beloved Son.  Listen to Him.” (The Transfiguration: Mark 9:2-10) As I write we are about to enter the 2nd Sunday of Lent 2018.  I have been trying  hard to recall why, at the end of [...]

Thought for the month – February 2018

Saint Benedict’s Change of Heart It is easy to read the story of St Benedict and St Scholastica as told in the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great, and see it merely as a charming example of [...]

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