Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Christmas

Same old Santa hats as last year but Morris and Aitana have grown into them! Happy Christmas to all our blog readers. Addendum, Christmas Eve Christmas Eve. After various weighty matters and confusions, I decided to take no chances and … Continue reading

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O Come Emmanuel

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O Radix Jesse

The great Jesse window in Chartres cathedral was one of the great influences in my conversion to Christianity in 1984. Studying the window, among many other great 12th and 13th century gothic works, the craftsmen of that age communicated the … Continue reading

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O Adonai

In this second day of the Great O antiphons, I recall my time with the Community of the Beatitudes in France, in the Abbaye Blanche in Normandy and the Abbaye St Martin du Canigou in the Pyrenees. The beautiful song … Continue reading

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O Sapientia

The Great O antiphons begin today and herald the coming of He who was born in a stable. Most films about the meaning of Christmas miss the point. There are some pretty poor films about religious faith and saints. One … Continue reading

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Donkey observations

I’m going to spend a bit more time on this blog looking at the daily behaviour of the donkeys and recording some of their social life on video. This video is mainly about feeding. The two youngsters, Aitana and Morris … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI goes on Twitter

It is not often that this donkey blog comments on the Catholic Church – as religion is a perplexing subject for the donkeys – but today we have learned that Benedict XVI (or Benedict XIV as he is known for … Continue reading

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