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St John Henry Newman, who is canonised today.
Praise to the Holiest in the heights, and in the depth be praise!   St John Henry Newman
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ
The star for which the world is waiting…is necessarily Christ himself, in whom we hope.  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ. Image: starry night.
Blessed John Henry Newman
Text: Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on!    Blessed John Henry Newman Image: grasses growing against a purple sunset sky
I think there is always a light on because they are on-call for 24 hours. Someone else might find this reminder of death morbid, or ghoulish, but I find it easier when I think of death and funeral as a part of life. The light in the window reminds...
A lamp
Emerging from a lethargic depression these opening lines of an E E Cummings’ poem came to mind. How much poorer would I be without access to these wordsmiths with their wondrous God-given talent; from before David and his Psalms to those scribblers...
Painting showing fields with sun rising by Vincent van Gogh
Always. Now this goes back to the time when there were real tea leaves in the pot and it made sense not to empty the dregs. But now...how long ago did we switch to tea bags? Alas the habit continues and it means having to empty his cup every time...
Cup of tea, with some tea left
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