Pilgrimpace's Blog

April 25, 2017, 2:39 pm
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the flowers of the field
April 24, 2017, 2:10 pm
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life in a hidden light

There is a very beautiful little film here of my friends the Carmelite Sisters at Wolverhampton.

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the nights are drawing in
April 18, 2017, 3:36 pm
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“The clocks change, move forward an hour.  An hour’s lost.  It disappears into the arbitrary, unknown place where lost hours go. It will take me around six months to recover from this assault upon my own fixed, immovable, internal clocks, all set implacably to winter.”

– Esther Woolfson Field Notes from a Hidden City

Important to work and live hopefully on days like today

holy saturday
April 15, 2017, 1:41 pm
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Cart – Puebla de Sanabria

Behind the monastery, down by the road,

there is a cemetery of worn out things

there lie smashed china, rusty metal,

cracked pipes and twisted bits of wire,

empty cigarette packets, sawdust,

corrugated iron, old plastic, tyres beyond repair:

all waiting for the Resurrection, like ourselves.

– Ernesto Cardenal

Good Friday
April 14, 2017, 11:35 am
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Crucifix from Monserrat

“Let us nail ourselves to him, resisting the temptation to stand apart, or to join others in mocking him.”

– Pope Benedict

… maundy thursday …
April 13, 2017, 5:08 pm
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Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back
                              Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
                             From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
                             If I lacked any thing.
A guest, I answered, worthy to be here:
                             Love said, You shall be he.
I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,
                             I cannot look on thee.
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
                             Who made the eyes but I?
Truth Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame
                             Go where it doth deserve.
And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?
                             My dear, then I will serve.
You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:
                             So I did sit and eat.
– George Herbert