Like Shining from Shook Foil

lunch at Howton Grove Priory
Lunch at Howton Grove Priory: Photo Β© Keith Waldegrave. All rights reserved

If the glory of God is the human person fully alive (Irenaeus), and the world is charged with the grandeur of God (Hopkins), laughter is surely a divine gift, a light that illumines from within β€” especially when, as in the case of Quietnun, the laughter is joyful, pure and free. Laugh on, laugh on!



17 thoughts on “Like Shining from Shook Foil”

  1. “For God’s sake, shall we laugh?”
    “For what reason??”
    “For the reason of laughter, since laughter is surely
    The surest touch of genius in creation.”

    Christopher Fry

  2. It demonstrates vividly that being monastic doesn’t mean that you have to be austere and joyless.

    Thank God for this picture which should open peoples eyes to the real life of those in Religious life.

  3. Feeling a little lonely stuck in my hotel in St Petersburg. Nowt so glamourous as business travel. Thanks for bringing a little bit of your home to here.

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