This blog is a record of some of my reflections on the depth and richness of Catholic truth, and how it may be made more relevant and attractive to an increasingly relativistic society (in company with truth’s two siblings – beauty and goodness).

I also rather like poetry, and so may occasionally post quotations from some of my favourite writers from time to time.Β  Here’s a personal favourite of mine for starters:

I kiss my hand

To the stars, lovely-asunder

Starlight, wafting him out of it; and

Glow, glory in thunder;

Kiss my hand to the dappled-with-damson west:

Since, tho’ he is under the world’s splendour and wonder,

His mystery must be instressed, stressed;

For I greet him the days I meet him, and bless when I understand.

– Gerard Manley Hopkins, from The Wreck of the Deutschland

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  2. Hey,

    I was wondering if you could help me shine a light on a young men who is going to Nobertine seminary this upcoming fall and needs our help. I follow his blog Age of Discernment:


    I can tell you he is a gifted writer and have a great heart for Jesus and Mary that is brilliantly clear in his post about daily life.

    His fundraising is at:




    • Hi,

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond to this! What is it you mean by ‘shine a light’ on your friend? I see (via the post you re-blogged recently) that he has been accepted to the Norbertine abbey – this is great news πŸ™‚

      • Hey,

        Thanks a lot for responding. I know Richard only through his blog. I have been following his blog since I started blogging myself, almost a year ago. I really like his style of blogging because he always manages to give such great witness of his faith in Christ and devotion to Mary in his writing of his daily life experiences. I wish I was as half as talented as he is! Yes, it was great news that he was accepted for this upcoming fall. That is a big deal!

        My first thought was to send a link to my parish confirmation team (I teach confirmation) then I though to used my blog and tell all three of my followers to check out his blog πŸ™‚ and see if they can help by donating (about half of them are good protestant blogging friends so maybe that is not going to help that much…).

        I guess just checking out his blog and pray for him and his fundraising. I am doing this “motu propio”. He didn’t ask me to do it, but I though it was a good thing to do specially during lent.

        Sorry for rambling…



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