Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Conversations...

...this week have tended to concentrate on the Papal Visit and its problems. It's all so heartbreaking - it could so easily be a huge success, given some courage, faith, and good organisational skills. Papa B. will do his part admirably - all that is required is an opportunituy for him to do it. The prayers of all readers of this blog are invited, urgently, for this...

At the weekend I had the huge delight of taking two Dominican Sisters from Nashville, Tennessee, on a short history walk around Chelsea. It was pure joy - lively conversation, good historical knowledge (Dominicans, v. brainy),much laughter, many useful things discussed. Chelsea Old Church was open and two kind ladies there were welcoming visitors - they were v. well-informed about the history, showed us some work by Holbein which I hadn't known was there, explained how the church had been rebuilt following the Blitz etc. We prayed in the More chapel, and left with grateful hearts.

We had a long agreeable talkative Tea, and then I 'phoned J. and found him to be just a short distance away - at the Oratory where he'd just been taking part in a Corpus Christi procession! An agreeable evening followed. and finally J. drove the Sisters to the Franciscans in Clapham where they were staying. They have invited me to drop in to see them in Tennessee. ("Its really no distance from Alabama, so next time you're at EWTN...")

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A family friend and a memeber of our parish has a daughter in her second year of formation with the Nashville Domicans. It's a testimony to the family's strong faith and commitment to properly and diligently work toward forming their children's faith. It doesn't hurt that we have a perpetual adoration chapel either.

nazareth priest said...

It IS quite a distance from Alabama to Wisconsin...but someday, God willing, I hope you can come for Tea (and more) to our little "dovecote"!
I promise a good pot of tea, scones, cake and good lively conversation (we're very verbose here when company comes!!). Anyway, God love you and thank you for your presence in the media and your presence in our Church! Fr. JM