...America's Notre Dame University came on a London History Walk, organised by their Director for Catholic initiatives, Fr Jim Lies. I very much enjoyed leading the Walk: they were a delightful group. We explored Chelsea, and I explained about it being a Royal Borough...we followed the Thames and saw the Royal Hospital and so on...and then the story of St Thomas More...and finished at Allen Hall, where we were welcomed by the Rector, who told the story of the College's foundation by Cardinal Allen, the heroic Douai Martyrs, the move to Ware, and thence to London...and we finished at the More family's famous mulberry tree...
Notre Dame's London base is a fine building just off Trafalgar Square, familiar to me as the Catholic Union organises regular lectures there.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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What a wonderful tour for these young people and no better person than Joanna to give it. You a wonderful advertisement for British Catholicism. How good that the
Douai Martyrs were covered. One day the wonderful women who kept the Faith alive will be recognised too. They hid the priests and encouraged their children to 'Keep the Faith'. These wonderful mothers make me feel very humble.
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