by Joanna Bogle
The evening was hot and sultry, the first really warm day of the year. The church was an ugly modern one, with fans whirling in the ceiling in an unsuccessful attempt to keep the heat at bay.
But nothing could spoil the sense of being at a moment of history. There are occasions when you can hear, even in surroundings that do not seem very grand or important, the beat of time in a special sense. This was one such evening.
We were there to witness the uniting of a group of former Anglicans into full communion with the Catholic Church. They had come together following the call of Pope Benedict XVI in Anglicanorum Coetibus and were led by their former Anglican vicar. The vicar's wife had asked me to be her sponsor for Confirmation, and it was a great privilege and joy to take my place beside her in church...
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