Posts Tagged ‘Princess Diana’

Mercy of Princess Diana restored the royals Comments 1

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Being British, it’s hard to avoid the topic of the Royal Family when abroad. Foreigners often don’t let you. I’ve learned to spot the disappointment in people’s faces when I don’t have an opinion on Harry’s latest girlfriend, or Kate’s dresses. As my wife will tell you with some regret, I’m a bit of a Read more

St Teresa and Princess Diana — unlikely friends Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

When I first arrived at the shelter for unmarried, pregnant women in Washington, D.C., to start my position as a live-in housemother for the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s Sisters), I wasn’t quite sure what to think. The home was a lovely house located in a ritzy upper class neighborhood, complete with a white picket Read more

Ancestor of Princess Diana on path to sainthood Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Fr Ignatius Spencer, who was ancestor of Princess Diana, Princes William and Harry and Sir Winston Churchill,  has been moved another step closer to canonisation by the Vatican. It emerged this week that Rome’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved moves to designate Fr Ignatius Spencer ‘Venerable’. Youngest son of the 2nd Earl Read more

On papacy and royalty Comments 0

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

As I watched, read and heard untold stories about the birth of a new member of the British royal family, who becomes the third in line to the throne, it was somewhat disappointing that the news overshadowed so markedly the news of Pope Francis’s arrival in Brazil for the start of World Youth Day festivities Read more

Pope Francis at Lampedusa and Princess Diana Comments 1

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

It was a shipwreck of African migrants off the coast of Lampedusa, a small island in the Mediterranean, that spurred Pope Francis into action. In the past 18 months more than 500 people have died, or gone missing at sea, trying to escape Africa. The world barely noticed. Standing on Lampedusa on Monday, Francis prayed Read more