Monthly Archives: April 2011


‘It’s not how much you know that’s important, it’s how much you love’. St Teresa of Avila Advertisements

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“No, there was no hurricane that swept across the stage, there were just … people performing who moved differently then I knew and who moved me as I had never been moved before. After only a few moments I had … Continue reading

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Sex and my Re-Education

This week my 13-year-old daughter watched The Sex Education Show……….. 3 days later after watching Glee together, this aroused an interesting and sensitive conversation between us, prompted by her.  She is a bright and socially confident young person, and far … Continue reading

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2 perfect songs by Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan

For the unjustly condemned.  For Love.

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The bad silence is like waiting idle for repose No response, no repose My too honest words leave me naked, exposed A failing of my nature, my Love. I pray one day I smile, that my great silence, be not … Continue reading

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Poverty & Arthur Miller’s ‘A View From The Bridge’

Last night I saw a poignant and staggeringly sad production of Arthur Miller’s 1955 play A View From The Bridge, at Colchester’s  Mercury Theatre.  I left the theatre feeling bereft. A performance The West End would have been proud to … Continue reading

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St Francis de Sales + Madeleine Peyroux……. Dance me to the end of Lent

I have recently read St Francis de Sales an introduction to a devout life.  Where for once, a religious, is spiritually guiding a young woman.  It is an affectionate book, if there can be such a book.  It has a … Continue reading

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A Meditation on the Limits of Love

In the winter of 2009, when I was on my R.C.I.A course, our newly instated Fr, led us in meditation. It was a deeply moving and desperately painful and emotional experience. Christ was being sacrificed on the cross, and having … Continue reading

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Kiss of Life Again and again you kiss me on the mouth You reverently breathe life into me You teach me how to breathe You lovingly impart the word The word made flesh You spirit me Holy. Blessed invocations. My … Continue reading

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John Donne, Mary Magdalene and The Gnostic Gospels,

TO THE LADY MAGDALEN HERBERT, OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN. by John Donne HER of your name, whose fair inheritance Bethina was, and jointure Magdalo, An active faith so highly did advance, That she once knew, more than the Church did know, … Continue reading

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Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss

I recently quoted Pope Benedict XVI who said “Only when body and soul are united can eros be healed and be restored to its true grandeur” Well this is one of my all time favourite sculptures, which I first discovered … Continue reading

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Porn, Love and Longing to be Kissed.

“In the heart of every woman lies an endless quest for love. We desire to be cherished, to be treasured, to be beautiful, to experience true love in all of its beauty.” Surprisingly this quote was taken off of a … Continue reading

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JR and One mans mission to change the world

  It takes 25 minutes to watch, and is sooooo worth it! This is one of God’s creations. jr street artist Be inspired!

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