Author Archives: Fr. Allan Hawkins

” … Our souls washed in his Most precious Blood … “

With the ravages of the current ‘flu season, old questions have been raised again about the health issues that may be attendant upon the sharing of the common Chalice. Those brought up in the Anglican tradition – within which the … Continue reading

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20 + C + M + B + 18

On the Feast of the Epiphany, there is a custom for families to gathers to ask God’s blessing on their home and on those who live in or visit the home. In so doing, we are inviting Jesus to be a guest … Continue reading

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Elevating Thoughts for the New Year

As the elevator driver would say (when we had such people), life is full of ups and downs. The sun sets at the end of the day, and rises at the beginning of the next. The thankfulness for what has … Continue reading

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BUT, WITH NORWEGIAN AIR, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PAY — AND DO NEITHER

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” – Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, VI, El Dorado On Tuesday, October 17 early, we left home and flew to New York’s JFK Airport. We had several hours to wait … Continue reading

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“A dab at an index”

Oliver Goldsmith said, in 1759, that “One writer excels at a plan or a title page, another works away the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index”. A reader’s letter in the current issue … Continue reading

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Reigning and Ruling

I am often asked: “Queen Elizabeth II reigns – but she doesn’t actually rule, does she?” The answer is: “Yes, she certainly does rule”. When I was ten years old I was a pupil at our (Church of England) parochial … Continue reading

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October 21 is the Feast of Blessed Karl, Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary

The following is drawn principally from a leaflet published by the Emperor Charles League of Prayer (www.emperorcharles.org): Charles of Austria was born on the 17th August 1887 at Persenbeug castle in Lower Austria. His parents were the Archduke Otto of … Continue reading

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