I spent some time on Saturday afternoon doing at least the main posts for Sunday, and then went off to spend the evening with friends . . . intending to take my laptop with me to Blackfen on Sunday morning, in the hope that I could then post some photos from there after the Missa Cantata, before driving to Oxford to be with my friends at Blackfriars for the evening Mass & Vespers.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work out like that : because I was rushed to hospital on Saturday night, spent several hours in A & E, and was then unconscious for about twelve hours before coming round in a specialist Stroke Unit ! However yesterday, after I was subjected to a whole round of scans and diagnostics, no explanation could be found for my condition on Saturday . . . so I can’t tell you what had happened to me : all I know is that I lost the whole of the Assumption, and have obviously got to accept that something went severely wrong with my system.
I am deeply grateful to all the many people who have held me in their prayers for the last few days; unworthy of them as I may have been, I am very conscious of their enormously beneficial effects, and heartily thank God for them all.
I shall try and get back to postings in the next few days.