In quiet moments, when reflecting on suffering and pain, I think it a bit ‘over the top’ to identify my minor aches and pains with the passion of Christ. Then I remind myself that nothing is too small or insignificant in the eyes of God. Mine may be a very light cross to carry, but it is still the cross, and happily I know that Christ comes to help me carry it as Simon of Cyrene helped him.

 Basil in Blunderland  p.70

Cardinal Basil Hume.

 Fm. In My Own Words

Humankind is but slowly attuning itself to the rhythms and laws of nature.

 Cardinal Basil Hume.


 Prayer is to the life of the spirit what breathing is to the life of the body.

Cardinal Basil Hume.

Fm. To be a pilgrim.