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Mary in Monmouthshire is a historical broadcast detailing ancient, secret and Catholic places often hidden away in Monmouthshire or the ancient kingdom of Gwent, Ergyng (South Hereford) and places visited by Mary who travels around in Cornwall and France. There is also a place for ancient hagiographies of saints conected with Monmouthshire and Caerleon-for example St David's hermitage in the Black Mountains near Llanthony, and its 19th centure apparition of the Virgin Mary.

Dec 24, 2008

I have been taking the choir around to Newport and Cwmbran. you heart the Cwmbran podcast before and here you hear some of the sounds from Tredegar House in Newport Christmas Celebration, where the choir sang so beautifully in the Great Hall.

The new CD PAX HOMNINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS-Peace on Earth Goodwill to men....

Dec 16, 2008

We near the end of the Millenium. The Gwent Kings fight amongst each other, and their main enemies are from North Wales, They spend so much time fighting they make alliances with the Saxons to attack other princes and then the Normans sneak in....and build castles everywhere.

A busy week getting prepared. A Mediaeval...

Dec 11, 2008

A special present for Northumbria and East Anglia, the stories of three Saxons important in the Christian Story. Caedmon, the cattleherd who became an accomplished singer at Whitby Abbey by a miracle, King (now Saint) Oswald's heroic defence of the Christians in Northumbria and his battle with the pagan king Penda and...

Dec 10, 2008

The Romans formed a big part of the Early History of Gwent, particularly Caerleon (Castra Legionis) the Rome of Britannia. By the second century King Lucius invites more missionaries-Doctor Medwy-turns up with three others, which Pope Eleutherius called for. (See blog post on Michaelstone y Fedw

Dec 10, 2008

We have come to the end of the first millenium and I have tried to sum up Welsh Spiritual Life and its Catholic base. Welsh meaning 'Romanised Celt' How they sanctified and built the llans with prayer and fasting for forty days and nights. Silurean  Characteristics and customs still in force today .Laws of Community and...