I am finally catching up on the coverage of the Holy Father’s visit to Britain.  One-word summary: Wow!

Pope Benedict’s sermons and speeches are as powerful and prophetic as ever, with their characteristic blend of incisiveness and gentleness.

But overarching everything, there is the sheer historical magnitude of the Catholic Pope speaking in places like Westminster Hall and Westminster Abbey, openly and fearlessly declaring himself the Successor of St. Peter and calling Britain back to her Christian, and indeed Catholic roots, pointing to such British Catholics as St. Edward the Confessor, St. Thomas More, St. Margaret of Scotland, and the soon-to-be-beatified Ven. John Henry Newman.

I cannot help but feel great wonder and awe at this occasion!  And while the re-conversion of Britain to Catholicism has long been a prayer intention dear to my heart, I finally feel, for the first time, that some kind of breakthrough might be in progress.  I hope and pray that the Holy Father’s presence and words may bear much good fruit in those lands.

Here are some of the British sources I’ve been following:

The Catholic Herald

Damian Thompson

The Hermeneutic of Continuity

Saint Mary Magdalene

That the Bones You Have Crushed May Thrill

Godzdogz

May our Lord and Lady continue to bless and protect our Holy Father during this momentous journey.

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