Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A weekend..

...in the West Country with family. We began in Oxford, watching the play produced at the Oratory by a young team, honouring St Therese. It was grand to see so much goodwill and energy united in a great endeavour. It shows that there are some great young people around...and the author of the play is to be warmly congratulated for getting them together and inspiring them.

The next day, on to Somerset, and a weekend of walks on Exmoor - wide and glorious and breezy and rainy and with fabulous views and the sea and visits to beautiful country churches followed by deeply satisfying family meals and talk.

On Monday we drove home stopping at Salisbury. In gentle evening rain to the great Cathedral. Evensong. Few people there, a choir singing beautifully, the perfection of those soaring arches and that great nave, a walk in the magnificent cloister. A prayer for our country, that it may not betray its Christian heritage...

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