Farewell Brothers

There is nothing like 3 days at a monastery for making you appreciate the comforts of home.  Even the simplest things suddenly take on a new depth and sheen like having more than one light bulb in a room, a comfy mattress, an indoor bathroom and wifi.  But this experience has also profoundly effected me…

17th Century Nun’s Prayer

This may be a fake old text (there is some contention surrounding its provenance) but it is still awfully funny, human and apt. Mum and I found it sifting through boxes of stuff  from my parents move last summer. Could it be the handiwork of plain-speaking Yorkshire nun Mary Ward (1585-1645) who defied the vatican’s…