18 August: England – The “Hilaire Beloc Walk”

Here is an event that I wish I could attend.

On the Hilaire Beloc Blog we learn about the “Hilaire Beloc Walk”, which will take place on 18 August.  Go to that blog for links and information about the walk, signing up, dining, etc.

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  1. Supertradmum says:

    I think you want to ll s

  2. Jack Regan says:

    Sounds nice. Belloc is buried in the Deanery I serve. The parish at West Grinstead has such an amazing history and story to it. I took a group of students there a few months back and Fr. David and his wife (he’s an ex-Anglican) were kind enough to give us a tour of the house, the shrine, the hidden chapel and so on…

  3. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Supertradmum? You signed off kinda abruptly there. You okay?

    Re: the walk, that sounds really interesting and pleasant, assuming the weather’s good. And probably it would also be nice in the rain, so long as it’s not a heavy rain. I would love to visit Sussex, and a nice walk with dinner and singing afterward sounds fun. People who live in England are very lucky, as they are so conveniently close to England!

  4. AnAmericanMother says:

    Another writer who loved Sussex was Kipling.
    The run of the Downs
    God gives all men all earth to love,
    But, since man’s heart is small,
    Ordains for each one spot shall prove
    Beloved over all.
    Each to his choice, and I rejoice
    The lot has fallen to me
    In a fair ground– in a fair ground —
    Yea, Sussex by the sea!

  5. gracie says:

    Father Z,

    Speaking of England and English thinkers, there is a fascinating discussion taking place on Fr. Ray Blakes’ Blog concerning the role of the Diaconate. There’s an exchange Father has with a blogger named Matt that I was wondering if you would comment on. This is Fr. Blake’s remark:

    “Matt, You are most probably right. We need to develop a little further in the authentic theology of VII. I think that the real problem is “The Spirit of Trent” which sees the Eucharist rather than Baptism as the foundational sacrament of the Church – hence we look “in” to serve those in communion with the Church rather than looking beyond to evangelise.”

    Father, What exactly is “The Spirit of Trent” that Fr. Blake refers to and was this something resurrected by the Second Vatican Council to replace a previous emphasis on Baptism? If so, why? Did it have something to do with emphasizing the communal meal aspect of the Mass?


    Suenens et all (maybe Pius XII) took the Easter Vigil and Baptism as a starting point, rather than Sunday Mass, thus the ministries preparing for baptism, catechesis, and evangelisation had greater importance.”

  6. acardnal says:

    Suburbanbanshee: I think Supertradmum was pointing out a spelling error in “Beloc”. It should read “Belloc” unless, of course, Fr. Z was trying to make some mysterious point which he sometimes does.

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