Thoughts from Home and Abroad

Pearce on Patrick

I was honoured to give a talk in Washington DC on St. Patrick’s Day for the Institute of Catholic Culture. My talk was on St. Patrick’s Breastplate. Before and after my talk, there was great Irish music and dancing. Those wishing to watch the video of the talk and/or join the party with the Irish musicians and dancers, need look no further than this link.

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A Light in the East

The late Fr. Milward was much more than a leading scholar of Shakespeare and Hopkins. He was also a keen observer of culture, seeing it through the lens of his training as a Jesuit and also from the perspective of more than sixty years of teaching in Japan. Here is my tribute to Fr. Milward’s insights into the true meaning and purpose of education.

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