Monthly Archives: February 2015

Memento Mori

In the south transept of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome there is the startling funerary monument of Pope Alexander VII – the last work, when he was 80 years of age, by Bernini. The huge red jasper carving, in the … Continue reading

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Cricket — again!

As I was saying here (just about two years ago), — and to misquote Thomas Edward Brown one more time – “Cricket is a lovesome thing, God wot.” I return to the subject because it appears on the front page … Continue reading

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As Alice said: “It’s curiouser and curiouser”

In the late Fall of 1979, when I had just been appointed Pastor of what was then St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church (now Saint Mary the Virgin Catholic Church), Arlington, Texas, the then-interim pastor asked me what I would want him … Continue reading

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FATHER

“Father” There were thirty-five children, aged seven and eight, ready to make their first Confessions: well-prepared, devout, serious and articulate. This recent First Penance service had been arranged in their large local parish; but the parish priest was away, and … Continue reading

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