Friday, August 29, 2014


Our Lady of Littlemore

John Henry Newman never revealed to the world the secret of his own conversion into the Catholic faith.  Perhaps the answer can be found in this little book that he wrote while still an Anglican.

The words were set to music and became a popular hymn which is cherished by Protestants and Catholics alike.

Use the Tools Below to Enlarge and Turn the Pages

Friday, September 6, 2013


Our Lady of Littlemore

Hidden behind the entry of Sheehan's Religious Goods in Boston, Our Lady's sad countenance and peeling paint first caught my eye. The salesman told me that she had stood in a nearby convent yard for the last 80 years and was indeed looking for a new home.  It was at that moment Our Lady became destined for Littlemore Farm.  It didn't take long and she was in the back seat of our Jeep Wagon beginning her trek to northwest Iowa.  With a thousand brick and summers labor a shrine was built and that was where she remained.  

Years later when we drove away from Littlemore Farm for the last time, Our Lady's Shrine stood empty. Today she stands on a chiseled limestone ledge inside the front door of our home in Scottsdale, Arizona greeting all who enter.

She remains Our Lady of Littlemore. 

The videos below were taken at Littlemore Farm.