Monthly Archives: August 2015

Van on Cyprus Avenue

yprus Avenue, home of my friends the Lord Bannside, Baroness Paisley and their family….I was proud to have been their Personal Physician and Advisor on History and Culture and visited them for many years, so that this avenue, made so … Continue reading

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Бангор, світло світу, for Monsignor Michael Fedorovich and the Ukrainian Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadephia

Ви — сіль землі, але коли сіль стає прісною і втрачає свій смак, як її знову солоною зробити? Вона стає ні на що непридатною. Хіба що викинути її геть, щоб топтали люди. Ви — світло світу. Неможливо сховати міста, що … Continue reading

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Tom O Connor

The exemplary missionary priest Tom O Connor has written recently: “Faechno was succeeded at Tara by yet another Dal nAraidi (Dalaradia) Overking of the Cruthin of Ulster and Scotland, namely his own grandson Congal Caech (Claen), a historic fact fossilised … Continue reading

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Bangor, Terang Dunia, for Reverend Tom O Connor in the East Indies

Kamu adalah garam dunia. Jika garam itu menjadi tawar, dengan apakah ia diasinkan? Tidak ada lagi gunanya selain dibuang dan diinjak orang.Kamu adalah terang dunia. Kota yang terletak di atas gunung tidak mungkin tersembunyi. Lagipula orang tidak menyalakan pelita lalu … Continue reading

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The Society of the Columban Fathers

The Society of the Columban Fathers takes its name from St Columbanus, Bangor’s senior missionary to Europe in the 6th century. It was first known as the Maynooth Mission to China and was formally launched in 1918 as a missionary … Continue reading

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Bangor, 你們是世上的光 for the Columban Fathers and the Chinese Welfare Association NI

你們是世上的鹽.鹽若失了味、怎能叫他再鹹呢.以後無用、不過丟在外面、被人踐踏了。你們是世上的光.城造在山上、是不能隱藏的。 人點燈、不放在斗底下、是放在燈臺上、就照亮一家的人。 你們的光也當這樣照在人前、叫他們看見你們的好行為、便將榮耀歸給你們在天上的父。 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt hath lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden underfoot. You … Continue reading

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Bangor, La Luce del Mondo, for Bobbio, the Irvine family and the Ambrosian Library in Milano

Voi siete il sale della terra; ma se il sale perde il suo sapore, con che cosa lo si potrà render salato? Ormai non serve più a nulla; non resta che buttarlo via, e la gente lo calpesta.Voi siete la … Continue reading

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Bangor, Licht für de Welt, for the Beegles and for Koblenz, St Gallen and Bregenz

Was das Salz für die Nahrung ist, das seid ihr für die Welt. Wenn aber das Salz seine Kraft verleirt, wie soll es sie wiederbekommen? Man kann es zu nichts mehr gebrauchen. Darum wirft man es weg,und die Menschen treten … Continue reading

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The Church of the Brethren

Farewell of Saints Peter and Paul, showing the Apostles giving each other the holy kiss before their martyrdom. (Alonzo Rodriguez, 16th century, Museo Regionale di Messina). On Sunday May 23, 1971 I attended Pastor Henry A, Krommes’ Mohican Church of … Continue reading

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Bangor, La Lumière pour le Monde, for Luxeuil, L’Association de la Somme and my beautiful friends Valérie and Didier Samain of Guillemont, Picardie, France, Wesley, Anne and family at the Sorbonne, Paris.

C’est vous qui êtes le sal pour le monde. Mais si le sel perd son gout, comment pourrait-on le render de nouveau salé? Il ne sert plus à rien; on ne peut que le jeter dehors, et les gens marchent … Continue reading

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