On Sunday I heard an appeal on behalf of Aid to the Church in Need and was astounded at the large numbers of Catholics suffering persecution for the faith in many parts of the world today.
There are no prizes for guessing who the biggest culprits are. I found myself recalling my visit to Vezelay last year. The picture above shows part of the hill of Vezelay where, famously, St Bernard of Clairvaux preached the Second Crusade.
Four meetings to paint - Perhaps the greatest trauma of my school-days were the art classes. They would sit us down with some rather stiff paint brushes and a few pots of paints, a...
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