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John Davies

Re Cornish crosses: you may find something relevant among the publications of Ian McNeil Cooke on the Men-an-Tol imprint [ http://www.menantolstudio.freeserve.co.uk ]; or from the Just Cornish [ http://www.justcornish.com] website... (they also have a very nice shop in St Just if you're there again this year...)

Carole Hawkins

Thanks for the reminder of the great saints of these islands. I first encountered Brendan at university in 2000 in the Anglo Norman version of his story. Undergoing an important development in my own spirituality at the time I found myself greatly inspired by Brendan. His journey continues to inspire me - setting out into the deep in faith, all the time adhering to the monastic traditions of prayer. I found myself encouraged that we may have to experience the same things again and again before we finally gain wisdom. This is a reminder to me to read "The Brendan Voyage" (bought last year!) which is Tim Severin's account of his attempt to recreate the real Brendan's voyage in a replica leather boat back in the 70's. The Brendan tale has proved to be something of a leit motif since - was it a Brendan video loop in the New Forms cafe at Greenbelt last year? Thanks again.


As a cornishman, Im a little ashamed to admit I learnt some things about St Piran from this post, but thanks for reminding me of him. I remember someone once praying for me when I had responded to a call for people who were inspired to be missionaries overseas, and someone prayed about it using the story of St Piran.
He's also called the first surfer of cornwall, surfing onto the beach in perranporth on his granite board! Its amazing to ride into a beach on a stone designed to kill you, only to build a church on the beach you wash up on....I wonder if he used the stone to build the church?

Gill Poole

Last para = a word in time Jonny


blessings for the year gill whatever it throws in your path.

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