Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Evelyn Underhill's hour of need

To my astonishment, but also great pleasure, Evelyn Underhill made it to the third round of Lent Madness--the Elate Eight--where she faces off against the Mary Magdalene juggernaut.  Given the early returns, I think her chances are slim at best, but is that any reason to turn against her? No, I say, No!

However, over on Twitter, @ChurchSnobTEC apparently recalled that I asked him a couple of rounds ago what odds he would give me on Mary Magdalene--on round 2, Church Snob! On round 2!  Which may be why he tweeted this libelous statement:

So untrue!  And so I pass on to you what I also passed on to Twitter:

All of which is mostly an excuse to learn how to embed Tweets on a website.  And to encourage you to vote as well.  Go, Evelyn!


Anonymous said...

Just back from Los Angeles, where I visited the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where I saw some extraordinary images of saints in procession on the tapestries that adorn the side walls of the interior space. You can see for yourself here: http://www.olacathedral.org/.

Click on the link for "art" and then the link for "tapestry" - or take a trip yourself! They really are stunningly beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Just another update on all things "saint" - finished Martin's My Life with the Saints, including his chapter on the martyrs of Uganda. He talks about visiting separate shrines for the Roman Catholic and Anglican martyrs - I hadn't realized there were two different groups I know you were there once yourself - do you know anything about that?

LKT said...

I do, but not very much. The RC shrine is humongous; the Anglican one much smaller and harder to find--I never did find it, actually, not being aware at the time that it was there to find. Here's an image from the Martyr's Day event at the RC shrine: http://lauratoepfer.blogspot.com/2008/06/now-thats-gospel-procession.html
and a fuller report: http://lauratoepfer.blogspot.com/2008/06/martyrs-of-uganda.html

I didn't realize at the time of my visit that the celebrations and shrines were so separated--a shame, really. But that's about all I know.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I'll be curious to hear what you think about Martin's chapter about his own trip should you ever get to read it.