Daily Archives: 18 July 2009

Inexplicable splendour of Ionian white and gold

O City city, I can sometimes hear Beside a public bar in Lower Thames Street, The pleasant whining of a mandoline And a clatter and a chatter from within Where fishmen lounge at noon: where the walls Of Magnus Martyr … Continue reading

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Some tools for a stroll. The umbrella… well… it is London.  The pint… well… I was thirsty.  The iPhone… well… full browser.  I got a cool rechargeable pack since these instruments are so power hungry.  It sure helped today!  As … Continue reading

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Blognic: London II

Fr. Finigan has made a suggestion about a time and place for London II, a blognic. He proposes on his blog Friday 24 July at 6pm so that people who are at work in London can get there. Can you … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Soho

After a little time scoping out the location of some Wren churches in The City, I took the tube to the Soho area. One the recommendation of His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, I strolled over to St. Patrick’s on Soho Square … Continue reading

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So far I have had 17 SMS messages on the new UK mobile number from people saying “hi” and suggesting sites to see! 07501852559

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London is a town of amazing contrasts. For example, you will find ancient and modern together. By now most people recognize "the pickle" shaped building which appears in all recent movies and TV shows based in London. Looking fora livelier … Continue reading

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Off to town

I will head into central London for a while, afternoon and early evening. No agenda, really.  Maybe I will head to the City to look at some old churches.  I just feel the need to walk and get some exercise. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: use of the traditional Rituale Romanum

From a seminarian: I’m a seminarian and have a few questions regarding blessings. A newly ordained priest, who is a friend of mine recently started using blessings from the 1964 Collectio Rituum. For example, he uses the Blessing for Water … Continue reading

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