Rushing around today trying to get everything organized ready for a) Fr Tomy's arrival tomorrow, b) my trip to Krakow on Monday, and c) - the consequences of a) and b) coming together!
So here's something different to calm the nerves: some bishops sharing part of their faith stories. As part of the preparation for the Pope's visit, which is on the theme of "Heart speaks unto Heart" from the writings of Newman, someone had the idea of asking our English and Welsh bishops about times when they feel that God spoke to their heart. The results are simple and uplifting. I think it's a very good idea, not least because it makes our Bishops more human. You'll find the videos here. Check out, for example, Archbishop Kelly of Liverpool or Bishop Seamus Cunningham of Hexham and Newcastle, one of othe more recent appointments.
On an even lighter note, do you want to see George Clooney's villa on Lake Como? NO? Well here it is anyway. His villa is the one with the grey roof towards the right of my photo. Further left in the centre of the picture is the second one that he bought... especially for his visitors. Bless.