Papal visit

Papal tapestries

A supplementary joy of the Papal visit has been the opportunity to see four of the tapestries woven to designs by Raphael to a Papal commission of 1515 and intended to hang in the Sistine Chapel.


Post-Papal blues

After all the excitement, this is what we must not succumb to! We have plenty of opportunity to take in the whole experience more slowly, by looking at the photographs and reading the ‘message’.


Dear Holy Father: Welcome to Britain

Please bring us a message to enthuse people so that they wish to follow Christ, a message of hope


Blessed John Henry Newman

Who was this man, who will be beatified by the Pope during a Mass in Birmingham on September 19?