LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

A Very Slight Humoresque for the Day

Coincidence . . . genuinely unsolicited coincidence, that is . . . is a fascinating phenomenon.

S. Augustine of Hippo, whose feast day it is today, has never had any particular fascination for me; indeed there are aspects of his theology which I do not find greatly appealing . . . and yet there are two fondnesses of mine which might rationally suggest otherwise : a fondness for rowing, and my passion for pears.

OK; the passion for pears is an obvious link with S. Augustine : the rowing one may not be so apparent – but the world’s, let alone England’s, oldest and most distinguished rowing club is Leander Club . . . the emblem of which is, and has always been, a hippo : so surely the connection must be apparent ?

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