Healing a broken heart

I once asked: “Can we heal the soul, if it was wounded?”. I have come to the conclusion that the answer is ‘yes, we can contribute to the health of our souls’. This is not a success story, but I’d like to share my experiences and make this concept a little more concrete.

Julian of Norwich

A book review of ‘The complete Julian‘. A modern translation of all the writings of Julian of Norwich. Reading this book is a bit like having a mystical experience. Julian describes the visions that she has had in such a natural and realistic way that it feels as if I could watch over her shoulder […]

The Life of Moses

A book review on: The life of Moses, by Gregory of Nyssa We were introduced to this book in the Christian Classics Study Group, where we read small parts of this book. Since then I read the whole book, and below is my review, originally posted on Goodreads. This was very interesting and enjoyable to […]

A sign of life

I caught myself wanting to check Facebook first thing in the morning. I had not even got out of bed, in fact I had skipped my morning prayers in order to sleep a little longer. Perhaps for that reason it now struck me quite forcibly how strange it is that I feel so naturally drawn […]

The sanctifier

A book review of: “The Sanctifier” by Luis M. Martinez On the back of the book was written: “Luis Maria Martinez (1881-1956), the Archbishop of Mexico City and gifted orator and writer, was admired for his intense dedication to the needs of his people during the turbulent years of persecution of the Church in Mexico. […]

Important things are not rational

There is the funny story of two scientists who meet at the house of one of them. The visitor notices a horseshoe on the wall and says: “Surely you aren’t superstitious?”, whereupon the other replies: “No, but I’ve been told that it works even for people who don’t believe in it.” I like this joke, […]