It was two years ago today that I was received into Holy Mother Church : and ever since that Feast of S. Albert the Great I have been grateful to God for that infinite gift and Our Lady for her infinite prayers and care . . . but also to a whole posse of Dominicans of Blackfriars, Oxford : three of whom were there to bring it about, and many of whom were not there for various reasons but who were - and have ever since remained - supportive, caring, and even loving of this new and really unexceptional convert.
So : many thanks to all of them, not only for them, but for everything since . . . affection, encouragement, support, and simply friendship . . . and thanks to all of you for being interested in at least some of what I say.