Category Archives: St Mary’s University College Twickenham

What’s so good about being a Catholic? (Part Two)

Patrick Ward writes… Over a week ago, I wrote a post called “What’s so good about being a Catholic?”   You can read it here. As you will see, lots of people responded with comments and thoughts.  Here, in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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An Emotional Rollercoaster

Patrick Ward writes… I am a 36-year-old bloke from Liverpool.  I don’t consider myself to be particularly sentimental and I’m not necessarily prone to great bouts of gushing emotion.  And yet, over the course of the four-day visit of Pope … Continue reading

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A Headteacher’s view

I thought I would share this brief account from the Headteacher of a Richmond Primary School. Just wanted to let you know about the very exciting day I’ve had. Met my four children at 7.20 this morning and eventually got … Continue reading

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Living Life to the Full

Patrick Ward writes… So Pope Benedict has spoken to the children and young people of England, Scotland and Wales in what one observer called “the most beautiful speech I’ve ever heard him give.”  The theme of The Big Assembly was … Continue reading

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London Calling

Patrick Ward writes… Yesterday, I took a walk through the centre of London along part of the route that the Popemobile will travel and preparations were well underway.  Barriers in place, podiums for the world’s press set up and an … Continue reading

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