Archive for April 2013

Padre mode

Apr 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Ministry

Sitting in with a friend going through a sad time, and then putting the final touches to plans for the annual pilgrimage to the Western Front, a memory came of such a visit to France and Belgium some years ago. A lovely girl had led our party on the tour through a memorial park; ‘a fine lass’ observed one companion, and him a generation older than me.

At the end of her talk there was a pause: what did one say in response to a tale of appalling tragedy?  As …