November 26, 2018

"Once a great order, as a result of waves of anti-monastic persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the rise of secularism in the nineteenth, all its branch houses were lost and it had become decimated to the extent that there were only five monks le...

November 14, 2018

Calm fell. From Heaven distilled a clemency;

There was peace on earth, and silence in the sky;

These words, by Thomas Hardy, come from a poem he wrote to commemorate the end of the First World War. The First World War ended on November 11, 1918. 100 years ago today.

The G...

November 7, 2018

This year on the Feast of All Saints' we here the gospel account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

First his sisters, Martha and Mary confront Jesus - "Lord, if you had been here our brother would not have died."  Mary weeps. Martha talks more. Jesus weeps.  Some...

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