This morning, as I gave our son Leo his breakfast, I pulled down the statue of St. Elizabeth of Portugal and placed her in a prominent place in the kitchen in honour of her feast day. She’s a favourite of mine, a queen who has something of the fairytale princess about her (not of the Disney variety!). I bought the statue several years ago during a visit to Lisbon to give some talks.
Welcome and enjoy the 36th installment of my lectures on Tolkien and Lewis!
The National Catholic Register has just published my tribute to the English Catholic Resistance to the tyranny and terror of the Tudors:
Are things as bad as they seem, or is there cause for hope and joy in our darkening world?