“Thou hast an ear for angels’ songs”: Keble’s poem for St Luke | Father Richard Peers

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Colossians iv. 14.

Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world . . . Only Luke is with me. 2 Timothy iv. 10, 11.

Two clouds before the summer gale

   In equal race fleet o’er the sky:

Two flowers, when wintry blasts assail,

   Together pins, together die.

But two capricious human hearts—

   No sage’s rod may track their ways.

No eye pursue their lawless starts

   Along their wild self-chosen maze.

He only, by whose sovereign hand

   E’en sinners for the evil day

Were made—who rules the world He planned,…

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“Thou hast an ear for angels’ songs”: Keble’s poem for St Luke | Father Richard Peers

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Colossians iv. 14.

Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world . . . Only Luke is with me. 2 Timothy iv. 10, 11.

Two clouds before the summer gale

   In equal race fleet o’er the sky:

Two flowers, when wintry blasts assail,

   Together pins, together die.

But two capricious human hearts—

   No sage’s rod may track their ways.

No eye pursue their lawless starts

   Along their wild self-chosen maze.

He only, by whose sovereign hand

   E’en sinners for the evil day

Were made—who rules the world He planned,…

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An Anglican Theology of Education: Dorothy Sayers and Daisy Christodoulou | Father Richard Peers

This week I have had the honour of meeting two women who must be among the most significant people in British Education. I wrote about my visit to Katherine Birbalsingh’s School here. Katherine is demonstrating at her school, Michaela Community School in Brent, that the new paradigm which is emerging in education enables pupils, parents and staff to flourish. Katherine and her team are showing that it works. Today I met Daisy Christodoulou, who was one of the speakers at the Anglican Heads conference held in Liverpool this week. If you are interested in Education (and who isn’t?) Daisy’s book…

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An Anglican Theology of Education: Dorothy Sayers and Daisy Christodoulou | Father Richard Peers

This week I have had the honour of meeting two women who must be among the most significant people in British Education. I wrote about my visit to Katherine Birbalsingh’s School here. Katherine is demonstrating at her school, Michaela Community School in Brent, that the new paradigm which is emerging in education enables pupils, parents and staff to flourish. Katherine and her team are showing that it works. Today I met Daisy Christodoulou, who was one of the speakers at the Anglican Heads conference held in Liverpool this week. If you are interested in Education (and who isn’t?) Daisy’s book…

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My Visit to Michaela Community School | Father Richard Peers

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life”, reads the framed quote from Mohammed Ali on the wall of Katherine Birbalsingh’s office at Michaela Community School. Katherine is the Headteacher at Michaela, and although we had taught at the same school, but not at the same time, and although I have been recommending The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers (my review here) to everyone who will listen, we had not met until today.

I am glad to say that I do not view the world now, at 52, as I did when I was 20. I have spoken and written…

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My Visit to Michaela Community School | Father Richard Peers

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life”, reads the framed quote from Mohammed Ali on the wall of Katherine Birbalsingh’s office at Michaela Community School. Katherine is the Headteacher at Michaela, and although we had taught at the same school, but not at the same time, and although I have been recommending The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers (my review here) to everyone who will listen, we had not met until today.

I am glad to say that I do not view the world now, at 52, as I did when I was 20. I have spoken and written…

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Mass Propers for Blessed Columba Marmion | Father Richard Peers

  A set of Mass propers for Columba Marmion are posted on the Vultus Christi blog . And copied below:

The Lord is my inheritance and my cup; he alone will give me my reward. The measuring line has marked a lovely place for me; my inheritance is my great delight (Ps 15:5-6).

COLLECT

O God, Almighty Father,

who called the blessed abbot Columba

to the monastic way of life

and willed to open to him

the secrets of the mysteries of Christ,

mercifully grant that

strengthened in the spirit of our adoption as sons

by his intercession,

we may become a dwelling place

worthy of…

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