Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Catching Up...



 Sorry the blog has fallen silent for a few weeks. It has been a busy time and I've not gotten round to keeping the blog up to date. For the last ten days of June I was in southern Spain for a priests' course. There were about thirty of us on the course which focused a lot on themes associated with the New Evangelisation, including its relevance to liturgy and to economics. Depending on your perspective the weather was either great or dreadful. For me a nice dry temperature in the mid-thirties was ideal. Others, of course, didn't share the enthusiasm of the Englishman abroad. Fortunately for everyone the rooms were air-conditioned so it was really very agreeable indoors.



 The priests on the course were of all ages but there were quite a few older ones and I was amazed to see how readily they had all taken to the new technologies. I reckon I probably saw three breviaries - everyone else was using their iPhones, iPads or tablets to pray the Office. In the photograph Fr Miguel Ponce is demonstrating the power of his Macbook Air which really was incredibly light. Fr Ponce has just finished his latest book, on the Last Things, which aroused much interest among the older brethren - as one cheeky youngster commented "for them it's closer to home". Words he came to regret on the last morning when a seventy-eight year old had a stroke after morning prayer...




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