Some events and some experiences are so awesome that we find it difficult to capture them in words. The first Christians, for instance, found the Resurrection so utterly amazing that words failed them. Only the sun in all its splendour seemed an appropriate symbol to...
I couldn’t fault my doctor when I went for a private consultation, but in his own home on his own pet enthusiasm he seemed to have left his common sense in the surgery.
In answer to a recent letter asking me how to pray, I sent back nine prayers that have been a great help to me over the years.
When I said that I was not the first person to have been mistaken for the gardener, she was unaware of my reference to Mary Magdalene’s meeting with Jesus immediately after the Resurrection.
The local Charismatic group were celebrating forty years since their foundation and were preparing a special Mass for that purpose.
During a series of talks that I gave to Cistercian monks in the Cameroon, I was able to spend many hours with the holiest man I have ever met.
Tony Agnesi is a successful broadcast executive and radio host from the state of Ohio in the USA.
If you read the Gospels you will find the impossible being made possible on virtually every page.
On the 15th February I had the honour of sharing the launch of my book, Wisdom from the Christian Mystics with Kevin Grant, former editor-in-chief of the Catholic Universe and MD of the Catholic Herald, at the Athenaeum Club in London. His book ‘More Deeps...
David gives a talk at his Book Launch of Wisdom from the Christian Mystics – How to Pray the Christian Way on 15th February 2018 at The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London.
Introductory talk at Book Launch of Wisdom from the Christian Mystics – Rediscovering a theology of love
by Professor Henry Mayr- Harting – Emeritus Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Oxford, England.
Many years ago Bishop Casey of Brentwood, England, asked me to set up a Residential Retreat and Conference Centre in Chingford, London. He wanted to use it as a place where priests, religious and laity could come to learn about the Biblical Theology that had made the...
My school report was so bad that my eldest brother was commissioned with the task of teaching me to read.
I saw my grandfather forty years after he died. I loved him with all my heart, not because he gave me toys, bought me ice cream or took me to the funfair, but because he loved me so much. I was only eight years old when he died of a heart attack and I cried myself to...
That St Francis put Christ back into Christmas is one thing, but it is quite another thing to suggest that he put Christ back into Christianity.
When Charles Dickens wrote, “God is love,” on the workhouse wall, he was of course being sarcastic. He knew there was no love in that workhouse, as Oliver Twist was about to find
After St Francis h received the Stigmata he travelled all the way back to Assisi on a donkey for he could not walk. Nor could he see or hear much, because he was filled with such sublime joy …
Love cannot be forced on anyone, and if that is true of our love, it is the same with God’s love that is at all times being poured out from the loving heart of the Risen Christ.
Francis set out for La Verna, the mountain which had been given to him by Count Orlando dei Cattani as a place of retreat ten years before. It was here that he began to pray as never before…
“Then Francis lifted up his voice and cried out, ‘Lord answer for me’ and then everyone heard the voice of Christ. ‘Francis there is nothing in this rule of yours that is not mine …..