Tuesday, 10 September 2013

& ex Ore Infantium

We are two Catholic students at Oxford University, neither of whom study theology, who have started up this blog to record our on going discussions about things too wonderful for us, struggles with the faith and our respective vocation journeys.

Cosmas completes his vocation journey prematurely
Cosmas has been a Catholic less than a year and Damian is a born and bred fish eater. Cosmas is an unrepentant Tory, Damian is a wayward lefty: we try not to let that get in the way (but Damian Cosmas is wrong). Damian is in his final year and Cosmas his second.


Whilst we should be studying, we are generally eating, playing croquet, singing, reading books of no relevance to our courses, praying, arguing or drinking. Our college chaplain, The Rev'd Dr Catherine Sienna, and our parents all suspect we're going out, but they're wrong. We are however, uniting our efforts in engaging in a preparatory exercise to love all men.

Near the knuckle...
 Damian is like a puppy: you have to chastise him and give him treats. Treats that aren't mortal sins..
- Fr Roncalli, God's representative to some place in the North

We're very fond of our parish priests, Cosmas to Fr Roncalli and Damian to Fr Pacelli.

What do you do when you've left the bath running whilst making brioche and there's water coming through the ceiling of a college house?
- text from Damian to Fr Pacelli

Frs Pacelli and Roncalli at World Youth Day
If anyone reads this blog it'll be an added bonus. We also have an underdeveloped sense of humour.
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.
- G. K. Chesterton


It was only through this post that my mother, Monica, found out I'd flooded a college house... xD


  1. i have never been to a beach party ...or WYD...

  2. Welcome to the blogosphere, my friends! I shall be puzzling over whether or not I have ever met either of you...