Tag Archives: papal visit

Witnessing to Truth

Patrick Ward writes… So… seven days have now passed since The Holy Father left these shores following his historic visit to the UK.  Life quickly returned to normal.  By Monday the blanket news coverage had virtually stopped, by Tuesday the … Continue reading

Posted in Birmingham, Cofton Park, The Visit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Birmingham, Cofton Park, Edinburgh, Hyde Park, London, St Mary's University College Twickenham, The Visit, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Hall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

I rise before dawn

I am on my first big journey for this Papal blog. As I write I am on an East Coast train, bound for Edinburgh. I am thrilled to be making this epic journey and even  more thrilled that the train … Continue reading

Posted in Edinburgh, The Visit | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lead Kindly Light

Patrick Ward writes… I love the music of Boyce and Stanley, otherwise known as CJM.  On Sunday, I went to Mass in a small, village church in the Cotswolds where I’d been to a wedding the day before.  The worship … Continue reading

Posted in Birmingham, Cofton Park, The Visit, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Charming Man?

  Patrick Ward writes… I was in Oxford this weekend so I popped into St Mary’s Church where John Henry Newman was vicar before converting to Catholicism.  On the pulpit there was a plaque commemorating his time there, acknowledging the … Continue reading

Posted in Birmingham Oratory, The Visit | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment