Articles on Saints and the Supernatural
“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.” Soren Kierkegaard
The Healing Mysteries
The ideas in this article were more fully fleshed out in my book Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing. As a young Anglican curate from an Evangelical background I wasn’t too sure what to [...]
Brothers in Arms: St. Benedict and St. Francis.
The long papacy of Pope St. John Paul II means that many of us have not lived with a variety of popes. Now, not much more than ten years after the death of John [...]
The Vine and the Trellis: Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II
C. S. Lewis once observed, “How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerors have been: how gloriously different are the saints.” Each saint is unique because he or she is an ordinary individual [...]
The Christmas Conversion of St Therese
I was an Anglican priest the summer I met St Therese of Lisieux. I was living in England and had three months free between jobs, so I decided to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. [...]
Will it Soon be Saint John Henry Newman?
Last week the Archbishop or Birmingham in England expressed joy that the nineteenth century convert from Anglicanism, Blessed John Henry Newman might soon be declared a saint. He spoke after it was revealed that [...]
I first visited a Benedictine monastery when I was in my early twenties, and a theology student at Oxford in England. I was encouraged to do so by a very holy Catholic lady who [...]