Thursday, January 20, 2011

Home... hospital appointments, and a number of events:

THE KEYS, The Catholic Writers' Guild, held its annal meeting - it is always held near the feast of our patron, St Francis de Sales - and a special Mass for the late and much-loved Fr Kit Cunningham. He was our Guild Chaplain for many years. A beautiful sung requiem Mass at St Mary Moorfields and Piers Paul Read spoke in tribute to Fr Kit at the end. Fr Kit was a leading spirit in the Guild from the early 1990s onwards and our meetings in the crypt at St Etheldreda's Ely Place opened up a new chapter in Guild history...the flourishing of the Guild today owes much to this.

On Wednesday the Catholic History Walks had the first event of its 2011 programme with a tour of Westminster Cathedral. I arrived in good time and was puzzled by a large crowd gathering by the door...then came to realise they had all come for the tour! We had a grand afternoon: I love showing people the Cathedral's special places, and seeing how there is always something of new significance: the big stone marking Pope John Paul's visit of 1982, the new mosaic of St David blessed by our present Holy Father just a few months ago...

That link for the History Walks gives info about the March and April events, and also dates for the summer. Note that the list for the special; February Mass has now closed.

1 comment:

pelerin said...

Sorry to have missed your walk. Do hope there will be another one some time taking in the Cathedral again.