Monday, 13 July 2009

I'm BACK!

Dear Readers (and those new to the blog),

I am back, and apologise unreservedly for my absence! I have no excuse apart from my own laziness...

...well a few updates and I think I’ll begin with the most recent; I passed my first year at the University of Kent, yes, I am rather pleased. This should mean that I will be transferring to a university closer to home, I missed home too much!

In June I spent 10 days with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate at their London house... they are (for now) a community of two friars, serving the sisters in Catford, the parish, and the needs of orthodox Catholics all over London. Their apostolate mainly takes the form of Marian devotion and the media. Continuing the work of the great 20th Century Saint, Maximillian Kolbe, the FI’s main apostolate is the media, mainly producing books, DVDs and cds! The order are the most orthodox I’ve come across, they have a wonderful devotion to the Mother of Our Saviour (the co-redemptorix) and they are loyal to the Holy See, what more could an orthodox young Catholic want?! I strongly advise any young Catholic men and woman to seek out where the FI’s are in their part of the world! Truly inspirational.

Before this I went to Krakow. I was quite literally blown away by the beauty of a city which had (lets face it) in the last century had one hell of a turbulent time! From Nazi occupation to Communist shall we say... ‘Governance’?? I was expecting to find a city which would be a shell of its former glory... I was blown away. The Cathedral is small but very beautiful, and it was wonderful to stand in the Cathedral of the late Holy Father of blessed memory! The Basilica in the main square did not disappoint either, simply beautiful!

Of course a trip to Poland would not be complete without a visit to two sights of acts of sheer horrendous evil. Auschwitz Berceanu; was... difficult. I walked around, praying for the souls of those as I went. When we went to the Guard Tower and one had a chance to survey the entire ‘camp’ I found a tear trickle down my cheek and a question pop into my mind “God, where we you?” It is the first time in many years that I have felt an absence... It sounds rather stupid to say it now, but when one was there I felt God’s absence...

... Anyway, that’s enough for now. I will keep this space updated and create a new layout. I have a new camera so expect pictures!

In Domino.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A warm welcome back to the blog world !! You've been busy -not lazy. Look forward to hearing more from you, congratulatons on exam success.

Miss Ellen E. said...

Very pleased to see you back in the 'blogosphere'.