SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Lucas Hollweg
July 10, 2020
Empty shelves, a shortage of essential goods, not being able to travel easily; such has been the lockdown experience in the UK. For the parishes on the islands of the South Atlantic, however, such things are a normal part of life. Travelling around the island parishes, what I have learnt above all is to abandon
March 15, 2018
Life on the island of Tristan da Cunha began with Napoleon. Today, it is sustained by faith
March 15, 2018
The main island of Tristan da Cunha prides itself on being the most remote inhabited island in the world. It takes up to two weeks to get there by sea from South Africa. This gives the Catholic parish of St Joseph’s a claim to being the most remote parish on earth. It was thanks to
August 17, 2017
When having my hair cut, I like the barber to get on with the job and let me go home as quickly as possible. So it’s always a trial when they say “What do you do for a living?” You know this is the opening to polite chit-chat. When I was asked the question recently,
August 17, 2017
A six-day voyage to some of the world's most remote Catholic communities is just part of the job