Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm free and I believe!

Finally handed in my dissertation on Friday so I'm now freeeeeeeeeeeeee! This means that I can blog again!! Yay!!! Life's been mad since I last blogged but the most important thing is that I have now made my 'leap of faith' and I BELIEVE!!!!

I still have my questions about Catholicism but essentially I now believe all the things that most Christians agree on and in all the 'crazy things in the gospel' as a priest once put it!!

Going back off to Stronsay for a week, one of the Orkney Isles which is near to The Transalpine Redemptorists' monastery. The monastery itself is on Papa Stronsay which is about a 15 minute boat ride from Stronsay - see their website -

Looking forward to the chance to unwind and have a proper think about spiritual matters whilst I'm there. Here's a couple of photos from last time I went,

Above : Outside the Stronsay guesthouse : My mother looking across to the monastery on Papa Stronsay

Below: Monastery gate

Below: Crucifix on Papa Stronsay, Monastery Island

Below: Ruins of Chapel on Papa Stronsay

Below: me on one of Stronsay's beaches