Showing posts from June, 2014

Contemporary philosophers

Many thanks to my confrère, Bro. Ernest Paquet, for this wonderful collection of contemporary wisdom from some of the greatest minds of the last 100 years... including Arnold Schwarzenegger!!

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.
~ John Glenn (US first Astronaut 1962).
When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
~ Desmond Tutu (Anti-apartheid Archbishop of Capetown).
America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.
~ David Letterman (American TV host).
I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire.
God dammit, I'm a billionaire.
~ Howard Hughes (US business magnate).
Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em righ…

Coastline near Saint-Brieuc

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This one was taken during a walk on the Sunday after lunch (see previous post) with Frère Bob and Frère Jean-Yves of the Rennes community. For more photos from the walk see the Flickr album here.

Love Alone Is Worth The Fight - a weekend in Brittany

via Instagram - Good friend Frère Bob @ Saint-Brieuc

One of the perks of having to fly to France once every 6 weeks or so for meetings of our Provincial Council (representing our Brothers in France, England and Italy) is that the Council includes a number of Brothers who have become very good friends of mine over the years and have been incredibly supportive in my own vocational journey as a De La Mennais Brother.

The meetings being on the Saturday, I generally stay the Friday nights in our community in Rennes, Brittany. On the Saturdays, I generally travel with a fellow Council member, Frère Bob Léaustic (see photo above) back to his community in Saint-Brieuc on the Breton coast (where he is the Superior). Both our Rennes and Saint-Brieuc communities share with our community in Liverpool a special mandate within the Province as "pôles communautaires" whose job it is to act as a testing ground or laboratory for fresh ideas in terms of living our lives …

At Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, post-Provincial Council meeting last week.

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