Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oxford... pale Autumn sunshine. The Oxford Oratory Church is having extensive renovation and rebuilding over the next years, linked to its associations with Bl. John Henry Newman.

Lunch w. fellow blogger and friend Francis Phillips.

Walked through the War Memorial Gardens to Christ Church Meadows - with November coming and the evening falling, and the gentle beauty of the evening, thoughts of the young men of the First World War.

Evening with a young relative, sitting agreeably in a big window-seat in a cosy room overlooking the river and talking of many things.

Late bus home, the Oxford Tube, reading von Balthasar (paperback purchased at Oxford Oratory) and  Ratzinger, and  being much illuminated by both. Meanwhile Pope Benedict has been speaking about Vatican II.

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