LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
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Sunday, 23 May 2010

They say they never forget . . .

Royal Challengers Bangalore

I can’t immediately find a direct connection between Elephants and Catholic Theology (I’ve looked in Aquinas, and Rahner, and all the other reliable sources); so I have to accept that this post – and what follows – is going to be something of a departure. However, if Mac can do Cats without damaging her Catholic street cred, hopefully I’ll be allowed to get away with Elephants !

For the next few weeks, the streets of London are home to a large number of brightly coloured model elephants – large enough to be noticeable, small enough not to cause a problem – which are part of the ‘London Elephant Parade’; which has been organized in aid of Asian Elephants generally, and a number of UK Conservation Charities as well.

To do my little bit – and to brighten the blog up as well – I shall be posting an elephant a day until the Elephant Parade ends : I hope you’ll enjoy them, and perhaps feel encouraged to go and see them for yourselves.

Today’s elephant is in Trafalgar Square, and is named for one of the teams in the Indian Cricket League : and was chosen for today for what I hope are entirely obvious reasons !


  1. On this issue, at least, we're lagging behind the Evangelicals:

  2. Well, I knew that certain Hindus think that the world is supported on the back of an Elephant; but I'd never have thought that there was anything in that for Evangelicals.

    Just goes to show that you can't take anything for granted ! :-)

  3. Just the thing to brighten up a dull day! Now why didn't we get the creators of these lovely elephants to come up with something for the Olympic mascot?! :-)

  4. I can do cats without damaging my Catholic credentials because I'm a girl...

    Not sure about elephants, especially not red-and-orange ones, but if it makes you happy...


  5. Aaah! How thweet, I mean sweet.