‘not every angel is terrible’ Gwyn Davy

Two lonely people with differing backgrounds find themselves crossing paths while living in the beautiful city of Prague. They soon discover, however, that they have a shared love of history, and also come to appreciate each other’s love of the works of Rainer Maria Rilke and Matsuo Basho. Fifty-something Englishman Edward Stone is divorced and semi-retired, a man with his own mind who is an enthusiastic blogger and walker. Thirty-something Brita Kraus has never married, and whilst she enjoys her independence, also feels there is something greatly missing from her life, the result of a family tragedy which she dare not divulge to anyone – until now.

Thought for the Day – 16 February – The Duties of Our State — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 16 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Duties of Our State “Some are called by God to the lofty state of the Ptiesthood, or of the Religious Life.This is a very great grace.We should co-operate generously and do our best to overcome any obstacles we meet. Others […]

Thought for the Day – 16 February – The Duties of Our State — AnaStpaul

Tolkien and the Roman Catholic Church — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Though J.R.R. Tolkien said that the Roman Catholicism only entered “The Lord of the Rings” consciously in its revision, one finds prayer, notions of hierarchy, and Catholic sacramental elements in the earliest conceptions of the legendarium. In 1900, much to the dismay of her family, Mabel Tolkien was confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church. Her […]

Tolkien and the Roman Catholic Church — The Imaginative Conservative

Saint of the Day – 7 January – Blessed Matthew of Agrigento OFM (c 1377-1450) “Apostle of the Holy Name of Jesus” — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Saint of the Day – 7 January – Blessed Matthew of Agrigento OFM (c 1377-1450) “Apostle of the Holy Name of Jesus” Bishop, Priest and Friar of the Friars Minor, Missionary Preacher often with St Bernardine of Siena, Provincial Vicar and General Commissioner of the Order, founder of many Convents. The Etymology of the name Matthew […]

Saint of the Day – 7 January – Blessed Matthew of Agrigento OFM (c 1377-1450) “Apostle of the Holy Name of Jesus” — AnaStpaul

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March (Reblog)

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) – 17 March: During the difficult times of Oliver Cromwell, one of the bishops who was …

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March

Haiku: Sunday Thought

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“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” King James Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:5

How much do we know?
Who can say what is to come?
Breathe in each moment

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