Tag Archives: Personal/Autobiography - Roger

The Institute of Christ the King – and its Praises

Praise be the Institute of Christ the King. Some recollections of the Institute in Madrid, Liverpool and in Catholic Ireland.

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From Findhorn to the Catholic Mystery: On Leaving the New Age Behind

The story of how a former member of the Findhorn community discovered the Catholic Mystery and left the New Age behind …

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Returning to Life — and Catholic Ireland

  Some fairly personal notices for the moment. Around Advent last year, weblog entries here abruptly ceased, without explanation. What explanation there is for that fact lies in a crisis in Kim’s and my immediate family which I will say little of here. (Although I will note that while things remain very personally difficult, I […]

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An Unusual Catholic-New Age Dialogue (Long Years after Leaving Findhorn)

Twenty five years ago, I was an enthusiastic young member of the Findhorn Community in Northern Scotland. Findhorn: it remains today one of the major world centres of the New Age movement, or as a Vatican document puts it: ‘The two centres which were the initial power-houses of the New Age, and to a certain […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part III

Very personal thoughts regarding Valentin Tomberg and the French Counter Revolutionary tradition of the Sacred Heart.

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part II

Further reflexions on Valentin Tomberg and the Catholic Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which commenced in Paray-le-Monial, France through the Apparitions to St Margaret Mary.

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What Findhorn Could Never Give Me

A former member of the New Age Findhorn Community in Scotland looks back at what was missing ….

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Portals into the Catholic Mystery: A Very Personal Hello Again

Hello again Friends, Known and Unknown, This weblog starts up again … after months of winter. And although most of the time, I resist the temptation to very personal and informal writing at this blog – I’ll make an exception here. (Note the contractions I wouldn’t normally use). Many personal events have sharpened my awareness […]

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Talking to the New Age Movement Part 5: The Catholic Sacraments

How a convert from the New Age found the Catholic Sacraments …

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Talking to the New Age Movement Part 4: A Catholic Convert from the New Age

A Catholic convert from the New Age community of Findhorn describes how he came to the Faith.

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Warm Gratitude to Whomever You Are …

Expressing warm gratitude to friends unknown …

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The Pope on Ecological “Catastrophe … The Church is often the Only Hope”

January 2011 Amendment: The following entry was originally written under a slight misapprehension as to the Holy Father’s words. In a British print journal, I had read the Pope say that in terms of the global climate crisis: The Church is the only hope. The quote had been taken from Light of the World – […]

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On the Sacred Heart, the Crisis of Catholic Tradition and the New Age Movement

A traditional Catholic looks at the Crisis of the Church, modern materialism and the New Age movement.

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On this Traditional Catholic Website devoted to His Most Sacred Heart

An attempt to describe this unusual, yet traditional Catholic website dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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The Secret Joy

I was grateful here for Disciple’s comments and in surfing to his site (here) I was also moved to see something that he expresses forthrightly there. It is the joy of the Faith. Now in my hopefully soon to be self-published book Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, I also expand on this theme of the joy of […]

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Into the Catholic Mystery …

Confirmation is entry into a profound Catholic Mystery …

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Findhorn and the New Age: Looking Back

    For readers new to this space, perhaps it is good if I say again that I am a Catholic convert who once passionately identified with the New Age movement. For many years, I was associated in one way or another with the Findhorn Foundation in the north of Scotland, which numerous people would […]

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Confirmed into Joy

The great joys of my life: Marriage. Fatherhood. Entry into the Holy Church … This Church – when exactly did I enter her, I wonder? Was there even in 1997 on the threshold of my 34th birthday, somehow a partial entry into Her Mysteries – when I had a set of unexpected experiences which led […]

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What IS this site, anyway?

Dear Friends, Known and Unknown, Not so long ago, I took the decision here to occasionally write very personally about myself. This is one of those exceptions where I want to speak very personally and frankly. And I mark it now as a “personal exception” in order that those interested in less personal fare can […]

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A (Catholic) Cry from the Heart …

  May I be permitted, may I permit myself, I wonder, a lamentation here, a cry, even a scream from the heart? Cry out, as I continue in the personal and autobiographical mode of my last entry – in which entry I also invoked the words of a deceased, anonymous author writing in French, just […]

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