Monday 12 March 2012

Our Lady in My Life

Thanks to the selfless good offices of Dylan Parry, I had a great opportunity recently to bear witness to the Faith on national television:

It will be broadcast after the Channel 4 News on Friday 16th March.

(Posted by Anthony Radice, A Tiny Son of Mary).


  1. I echo Bones and I'll be watching.

  2. Only Our Blessed Lady can guide you towards an all-penetrating certainty of the sacred Truth which is Christ Our Lord.

    God Bless your witness to Him.

  3. Quite brilliant, a natural in front of the camera.

    1. @Richard Collins

      Agreed, a confident teacher in full flow.

      Oh for 1 min 56 sec on Channel 4 to tell & sing the story of Our Lady in My Life too. Five years ago when I took Holy Communion with my son Michael on St Patrick's Day, during my first visit to St Mary's University College, Twickenham, Father Gerry Devlin's sermon taught me something that I didn't know, St Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland & NIGERIA too.

      In the mid 1980's when Nelson Mandela was still residing in the segregation unit of a South African prison, I was appointed as the site surveyor for the Unity Project in the London Borough of Southwark. Pelican House was the site office for this Housing Works, Direct Labour Contract. I immediately added the Nigerian born UB 40 film producer Faith Isiakpere (later Channel 4 & BBC Black Britain too) to the team after discocering that the trade literature for the project had been labelled 'Coon Disco', and after completion of the building work I introduced Ezra Attia's interior designer Elaine Tomlinson to the project. Both of these black professionals were Addey & Stanhope Old Scholars like me and Adam Afriye the Windsor MP. The last I heard after Faith Isiakpere had completed The Children of Africa film with Mr Mandela, Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes etc was that he was working with UNICEF in South Africa.

      As an idealistic newly qualified RICS surveyor just returning from a period of retreat at Mount Meleray in Ireland, the dream that I had the night before I started the UNITY project could only be interpreted and described as a BIG DREAM. Here is the poetry/song that the dream inspired :


      When I was out a wandering upon the hills so green.
      I spied myself a vision of a bright celestial Queen.

      A rosary,a rosary with rainbows all around.
      A blood red cross she gave to me upon that hallowed ground.

      She wore a crown of silver and in her arms she bore.
      A child who was the future of mans peace and not of war.

      A rosary,a rosary with rainbows all around.
      A blood red cross she gave to me upon that hallowed ground.

      Corpus Christi woman was the lady that I saw.
      Build inside she said to me mans inner self once more.

      A rosary,a rosary with rainbows all around.
      A blood red cross she gave to me upon that hallowed ground.

      I haven't yet been able to get a copy made of the CD SONGS AND DREAMS FOR SAD SISTER DEPTFORD that I promised Dylan Parry aka A Reluctant Sinner after I sang the above song at the 2nd meeting of the Guild of the Blessed Titus Brandsma, so I thought I would explore and make a contribution to the world of soundcloud so that I could get my Marian Arts Lift to the Guild of the Blessed Titus Brandsma via the internet. Here it is


      God our Father, source of life and freedom, through Your Holy Spirit, you gave the Carmelite, Titus Brandsma the courage to affirm human dignity even in the midst of suffering and degrading persecution. Grant us that same spirit so that, in refusing all compromise with error we may always and everywhere give coherent witness to Your abiding presence among us. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen

      "Vesper" aka ROY HOBSON CInstCES 1990, Grad Dipl QS 1981


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