TBT: ‘The Year of the Lord’

“In this new year of the Lord that lies before us, there will be a plentiful measure of blood and tears. But, as always, Christ stands with outstretched, nail-scarred hands ready to make every man who responds to him an agent in the dispensation of His healing grace.”

Being faithfully in history

“Being in history” is literally an impossibility, or at least an oxymoron. Ordinary humans can only really be in the present.

Master and Commander

Many observe that Patrick O’Brian’s novels are comparable to Jane Austen’s, if only she had written rousing naval adventures.

Memory inscribed in stone

On a cold Saturday morning in early March, I picked up the "Clerk of Oxford," and we drove out to South Leigh.

Czeslaw Milosz: horrors, history, poetry

Reading about poetry can never be a substitute for the experience itself! If not Milosz, someone else; but you will be hard pressed to discover a surer guide to the human experience or a more gifted voice to interpret it.