Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Politics and University

An important decision is to be made next year by each and every Briton eligible to vote. We are now well and truly in the conference ‘season’ with it being half way through the Labour Party conference, on the whole, it does seem quite dull; the same old rhetoric being trawled out. I firmly believe that the most exciting conference will come next week, is it too early to call Mr. Cameron the Prime Minister-elect?!

It appears that so far one party is coming out above the rest, for the Tories to win it’d take a massive swing, I believe it’s going to be a very interesting few months!

Moving on...

I am now a student of Cardiff University, my goodness how different it is! It can be argued that the university itself fails by the fact it is not a “campus” university, but what it lacks in that department it makes up for in the courses it offers and the quality of the lecturers!

This semester I am studying; Greek, Beliefs in the Crucible (from what I can gather it’s about the development of some Christian doctrines) and Monotheism: from Moses to Freud. It looks like it’s going to be an interesting semester!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

St Therese of Lisieux and much more!

Well, where to begin?! What a week...

Firstly, I am now connected with the world via the internet, yes that's right! Finally! I am back and will hopefully be blogging regularly!

The visit of the relics of St Therese of the Child Jesus has taken UK Catholics by storm! The churches where she has visited have been filled with joyful Catholics (and some non-Catholics) seeking inspiration from the Little Flower!

I was blessed, in so much as; I was serving on the sanctuary of St David's Cathedral, Cardiff. 4,000 people are believed to have passed through the Cathedral over the 24 hours that the relics were held at the cathedral. Not only was I fortunate to be present during the masses and benedictions but I also held a private vigil.

How truly fortunate and blessed I felt during those two hours that I prayed in the presence of the relics and of course Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle. Initially I couldn't think of what to do, this was my first time of keeping a vigil of any sort, I clutched my Rosary beads in one hand and prayed the Glorious Mysteries. After I had finished that I fell to my knees and talked to the Little Flower.

Know that all my readers have been in my prayers whilst I have been away and I prayed for you in particular during my private vigil.

In Domino