Tag Archives: Patrick O’Brian

Holy Mass “free of time or geography”

In Patrick O’Brian’s The Fortune of War Capt. Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin are prisoners of war in Boston. At one point, Stephen goes to Sunday Mass, though he is running a bit late! He hurried into his clothes, … Continue reading

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What does the gowk really say?

A scene from The Fortune of War (6th in the series), which includes the wonderful word “gowk”. At this time our friends Capt. Aubrey, Dr. Maturin and some of the crew from HMS Leopard are on their way back to … Continue reading

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Fr. Z in Portsmouth

I am presently visiting a priest friend at Sacred Heart in Fareham, near Portsmouth.  Yesterday went to the historical harbor, where we were able to visit Lord Nelson’s famous flagship HMS Victory.  I am a great fan of books about … Continue reading

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