Friday, July 3, 2009


"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost."

--J.R.R. Tolkien

Mary's Dower

My daughter Emilie told me this morning that Cardinal Newman, John Henry Newman of the "Oxford Movement" which brought so many English souls back to the Faith, has been beatified. Surely this is a ray of hope for the return of England to what it once was, Our Lady's own land--once again to be Mary's Dower, as it was known because of the great love for Our Blessed Mother which was there. All you holy English martyrs and Venerable Cardinal Newman, pray for us, that we may one day behold the Light which you now see!