Sunday, January 27, 2013

Urgent! Your prayers are much needed.

Please pray for me tomorrow, as I'm going to hospital for tests as the result of  no blood circulation on my left side.

I HOPE to be home in the evening, but if not, any news will eventually find its way here.

Thank you to all my patient readers, and apologies for my silence over recent days.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

'My Lord and the Angel' by Rosie Martin

An Encoumter at Harvington Hall.

"In 1921 a ten year old girl came across and explored a mysterious and almost derelict moated manor-house in Worcestershire. There she met a venerable figure who was addressed as 'My Lord' and was so like her childish image of God that she thought he was God. Now aged eighty-six, E.Rose Martin has written a vivid and imaginative account of that childhood adventure which has shaped the whole of her life.

The encounter with  'My Lord' at Harvington Hall started her 'enduring quest'. Throughout her life she returned when she could to her beloved Harvington. Always in her mind was to write about her experience and the way it shaped her life."

This book was a Christmas present, given by one of my dear spiritual 'sisters' in Birmingham. That is one reason I already know it is a treasure without having read it yet. Another reason is that I have examined it thoroughly and know what it is about. It is a tale that reaches back into English recusant History, and therefore is required reading for me, particularly since +'Little John' Owen is one of its main protagonists. The domestic demands of the Season just past have kept me away from it until now. Today, in the peace and quiet of a snowy January afternoon, I am at last settling down to enjoy it. 

I will review it when the reading is complete. If you do not already know the story and are impatient to read it, try Amazon via right hand sidebar link,  or write to the publishers: Grant Books, Droitwich, Worcs. WR9 OPQ

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Reges Tharsis

Solemnity of the Epiphany

Sorry to be late with greetings and prayers to all my readers,  for a happy and holy Feast day. Also prayers and congratulations for the newly ordained Archbishop Georg Ganswein.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

'Catholic Sacramentals' has arrived

It is published by Our Sunday Visitor and has the Nihil obstat and an Imprimatur of the Bishop of Galveston-Houston..
At first sight it seems beyond reproach. The author is a convert and brought up in Texas. This could explain Paul's point about the Holy Spirit. There is little or no information about her educational background. It is however not a flimsy book. At first sight it seems well researched
It it is well indexed and includes bibliography and sources of information. I will have to read it thoroughly before commenting further. However my first check reveals that she gives no sources for her statements regarding the history of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'.

She has written other books on Catholic Devotions.