moving church

moving church

A very strange sight here in Amberley on Tuesday evening. I was mowing the lawns in front of the church and a church went past. This does not happen often and I was pretty surprised, but had enough presence of mind to grab my phone from my pocket in time to take a...

patron of priests

It is the feast day of St. John Vianney today.A couple of months ago, at the June close of the "Year of the Priest", Pope Benedict pronounced the Cure of Ars (St. John Vianney) the patron of all priests.The word 'patron' is in common usage today. Sports clubs and...

another new month

Today is the first day of August. A new month. A new beginning. I blogged about the gift of the new month as a new beginning on the first day of July. Today is not only a new month but also Sunday, the beginning of a new week with God. We celebrate this new start...

A.M.D.G.

Many of us remember beginning every new page of school work with the heading A.M.D.G. A good number of us also recall that the letters stood for Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, (For the Greater Glory of God). I imagine that many Catholics stopped the practice of marking every...

church architecture & Ignatius

This morning I was at the burial place of St Ignatius of Loyola for Mass to celebrate his feast day, 31 July, the anniversary of his death in 1556. The Church of the Gesu is a magnificent temple to the glory of God. It was clearly built by people who rejoiced that...