Dominus Illuminatio Mea

Dominus Illuminatio Mea- The Lord is my Light. It’s curious, is it not, that everywhere we see the university crest we are confronted with the first verse of psalm 27- the Lord is my light. Why have we kept this motto since the 16th century to reassure the world that...

Torn Two Ways

The opening prayer of the Mass asks us to ‘honour you with all our mind….and to love everyone in truth of heart’: mind and heart: intellect and heart. Two parts of us: brain and emotional awareness. For St Paul: the ‘torn two ways’ is between ‘unmarried’ and...

Holiness through Study

HOLINESS THROUGH STUDY Catholic Society, Oxford, 9 February 2012 Holiness – union with God – is not just through “holy” activities, but also through our ordinary work: now study There are four points I would like to make in this talk: 1. All of us in the Church are...