Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Courage of Scots nun revealed as death squad attacks her African hospital

A hero Scots nun kept her terrified patients calm yesterday as a gang of machete-wielding thugs attacked her AIDS hospital in Kenya.

Sister Placida McCann’s priest, Father Gerry Roach, had been murdered by the same gang just days earlier.

But despite still being in mourning, Sister Placida kept her cool when the raiders returned. And she and the patients barricaded themselves inside the hospital until help arrived and the gunmen fled.

A Visit to Kenya

Kenya Diary

Both above from Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh Website

Please pray for all affected and those who have been killed in Kenya.

Late Christmas Present?

Blogging Demotivator

Friday, 11 December 2009

Yet another Quiz...

I would have had a tenner on being Grumpy Smurf...

Take The Test

Tuesday, 8 December 2009


"Run whilst you have the light of life, that the darkness of death overtake you not" (Jn 12:35).
(Prologue to the Rule)

Ch 4 - Instruments of Good Works
47 - To keep death before one's eyes daily.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Anglican Spotting

SUB TUUM has produced a High and Hazy, Low and Lazy, Broad and Crazy - guide to anglican churches.

You could use it to identify Episcopal / C of E churches you know, go to a wedding at or even try to work it out from say your local 'piskie / C of E website.

So for example, where I was baptised would be High liturgy and a progressive parish - An old Anglo Catholic parish which retains a very high liturgy but has gone down the 'inclusive' road. They used 'Affirming Catholicism' publications as well.

Up the road in Balerno the thriving evangelical St Mungo's are a Low & Conservative parish.

As always, it's not always that simple. St Michael and All Saints in Edinburgh look almost off the scale for tradition, their 'Mystery Worshipper' review noted the Mass was celebrated facing East...but they have a lady assistant priest. So do they get a High and Conservative rating or a high and progressive rating...

My local episcopal parish here would be as for my baptism parish, albeit not as high up the candle liturgically, though they do reserve their sacrament, probably enough to get a High as opposed to Broad / Middle rating!