I want to let you into a secret. It is the secret of sanctity, and St Paul was the first to pen it.
In his book A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur, Mark Twain imagines the old and ailing King becoming a commoner, visiting his people, hoping to improve their lot.
I want to tell you about a criminal who escaped from justice even though he had committed terrible atrocities..
After Pope Innocent III had approved the rule of life that St Francis had presented to him, the little band of Brothers set out for home.
St Bonaventure described God’s love as A shaft of light that flashes out from the divine darkness, that suddenly enables a person to see the truth that they had never seen before.
It was in the church of St Mary of the Angels that a momentous event took place in the life of St Francis.
After the party when St Francis had a brief mystical experience, he began to visit churches and places of solitude where he could prayer. Firstly he went with a friend, and then on his own. He was tempted to believe that all his exertions were a waste of time. Then...
My family used to spend their summer holidays in our little cottage on the Yorkshire moors just below the mighty Ingleborough, which was the nearest thing I had ever seen to a mountain.
Pietro Bernadone, the father of St Francis, was proud of his son’s business skills. He was proud too that he was popular with his peers. He looked on with admiration to see the sons of the local aristocracy vying for his friendship and favour along with the other...
For the feast day of St Francis on the 4 October, I am beginning a series of blogs on the life of St Francis of Assisi.
Although Jesus was full of love and could communicate it to others whilst He was on earth, God’s plan was initially limited. In other words, in entering into a world of space and time, Jesus was necessarily limited by the laws of space and time. To put it simply, he...
Recently I wrote about the sacred touch used by the first Apostles and their successors to hand down the love that had been received by Jesus to successive generations.
Sometime ago I was speaking about what I called Mystical Premonitions or Touches of God
I always find that Wimbledon is something of a spiritual experience. Of course I don’t watch for that reason, I watch because I enjoy the matches, but every year the dedication of the players …..
In 1986 the Sea of Galilee receded during a drought exposing an ancient fishing boat, 27 feet long by 7.5 feet wide.
I simply worshipped the heroes of ancient Greece when I was at school. I loved to hear stories about Troy and the heroes who fought there.
When I first decided to spend my life searching for God I visited the great Carthusian monastery, St Hugh’s Charterhouse, Parkminster in Sussex with the intention of living the enclosed eremitical life.
Brother John was a man with the best of intentions but a terrible temper that made him impossible to live with. He decided to go into the desert and find a monastery where he could come to terms with his affliction.
My mother taught me to say my Morning Offering the moment I woke up in the morning. But above all she showed me how to put it into practice by her own example.
Archbishop Anthony Bloom gave one of the best retreats I ever attended. He began by telling the story of a retired headmistress who offered her services to him as his chauffeur.