800 years…

Posted May 1, 2016 3:53 pm by Joanna Bogle

…of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) was marked on the feast of St Catherine of Sienna with a glorious Vespers at Westminster Cathedral.  It was a fine sight to see the long columns of  – mainly young –  Dominicans in their white robes, followed by  clergy including red-clad Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, various Bishops, and finally  Archbishop Vincent Nichols in cope and mitre, proceeding to the sanctuary in a packed cathedral.  A most heartening  afternoon – inspirational.  I had been reading about the prospects for Britain and for Europe generally…one of those feature articles that points to the inexorable rise of

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