Entries by Bro. Conor McDonagh OP

‘Late Have I Loved You’: An Introduction to St Augustine’s Confessions

  Structure of talk Introduction Augustine’s life (up to conversion) Augustine and our post-Christian contemporaries The Confessions: style, structure, content Augustine’s conversion (Confessions V-IX) Questions for discussion Conclusion Quotations You are great, Lord, and highly to be praised (Ps 47:2), great is your power and your wisdom is immeasurable (Ps 146:5). Man, a little piece […]

Follow the Lamb

Right at the end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia stories, there’s an extraordinary passage, rich in spiritual insight. Having sailed further than anyone before, the characters in the story have reached the edge of the world, and are on the border with ‘Aslan’s Country’ (an allegory of heaven). […]

Maire Muingelnat

In the National Museum of Ireland there is a manuscript containing Irish language poems, written some time in the seventeenth century. About fifty years ago, a scholar named James Carney edited and translated the poems, and showed that they were probably written not in the seventeenth century, but in the eighth century. The poet was […]