The Reliquary Casket of St Thomas of Canterbury

Posts from January 2016

Un-Catholic Times

Renewal it seems, may be a bit like beauty: in the eye of the beholder. I recall a sermon about how, oh if only we dressed in ‘Sunday best’, then everyone would want to join our Church! I had my doubts. Perhaps easier consensus is found bemoaning attendance numbers. Yet ...(read more..)

Be Not Afraid

There is a timidity about the modern Catholic Church in England; and that is not a good thing. One could speculate that this comes from the past; from the centuries of the suppression of Catholicism. It is 480 years since the separation of the English Church from Rome by Henry ...(read more..)

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The main picture is a detail of a reliquary which once contained the relics of Thomas à Becket. It's now in the British Museum in London.

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