Veni, Veni Emmanuel 2 December, 2013

Second Spring OxfordResourcing the Culture

Second Spring began as a magazine supplement in 1992 and at the dawn of the new century became the journal of the Centre for Faith & Culture in Oxford. Out of this grew Second Spring Oxford, founded by Léonie and Stratford Caldecott and managed by their daughter Teresa – a small consultancy devoted to the evangelization of culture through events, education, and publishing. Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

You are also encouraged to visit Stratford Caldecott’s personal blogs: Beauty in Education and All Things Made New. Selected articles from these blogs also appear on the Imaginative Conservative site.

LATEST NEWS:

EVENTS  Plans for our 2014 Summer Schools and other events exciting events in Oxford are advancing and will be announced shortly.

BOOKS  Stratford’s latest book, The Radiance of Being: Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity, from Angelico Press, is now available for purchase through us (email secondspringltd@gmail.com or contact our distributers ‘Prompt Reply’ directly), along with his other Angelico Press titles, Beauty in the Word and All Things Made New. We also have in stock his much-lauded book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth, The Power of the Ring, which was released recently by Crossroad as an expanded and revised edition of the now out-of-print Secret Fire published by DLT. A Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is now available as well as Italian and Russian translations. A new edition of his book on mystagogy, The Seven Sacraments, is planned for publication by Crossroad by the end of 2014. You can read more about the books by the Directors of Second Spring under ‘Books>Recommended Books’ in the navigation menu.

Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012 with a Foreword by Antony Esolen. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Teachers and parents are invited to join our growing network to share ideas and discuss initiatives. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). Angelico Press have a Facebook page for the book and related works that you can join to become part of the conversation. The book is available through Amazon. Read the interview.

WINTER SALE OF OUR COLOURING BOOKS  The Mass Illustrated for Children is designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. For a limited period only, this title is available in the UK and Europe at the discounted price of only £1.95*. Also, SCOTT HAHN’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at £1.95. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available in the UK by emailing promptreply@btconnect.com, texting 07836 520597, or leaving a voice message on 01798 343718. If you are in the U.S. you can order via Thomas More College. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. (*+p&p, and not in conjunction with any other discounts.)

TECHNOLOGY IN THE HOME  The seventh issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington edited by Stratford, IS AVAILABLE HERE. Is the easy availability of information technology re-wiring our brains and making it harder for our children to read and write coherently? Can we do anything to stop the flood of porn? These and other issues are examined through articles and book reviews by contributors familiar with the Christian anthropology of John Paul II. Step by step, Humanum is examining the pressing issues of our time as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the links and click for a free subscription so that we can alert you each time a new issue is published! Upcoming issues include one on humanizing modern medicine, based on a conference with the Mayo Clinic, and one on contemporary threats to the extended family, including many of the issues surrounding urban development.

SECOND SPRING JOURNAL  Our seventeenth issue, on The Economy, is now published! It includes readable articles by John Medaille, Edward Hadas, Michael Black, and others, with poetry by Megan Furman. As controversy rages around the critique of capitalism to be found in Evangelii Gaudium, read about modern Distributism in action, about the debate with Neoconservatism, and about the Crisis of the Corporation. The previous issue was on the theme of Holy Vessels for all you Grail seekers out there, and included articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. You can purchase back issues (including PDFs) from Thomas More College in the U.S., or contact us at the Oxford office. The next issue will have a focus on Theatre, and is edited by Léonie Caldecott.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT, well known in the US, which we edit here in Oxford for the UK and Ireland, is also available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers and saints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. Several brand new features will be introduced in December. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter and Facebook too.)

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

OASIS  Issue 17 of this very important international journal founded by Cardinal Angelo Scola is now available, and the theme picks up two of our interests – interfaith dialogue, and the future of the economy. Titled “The Economy Called Into Question“, this issue of Oasis relates the deep economic questions raised by the global crisis to the ongoing political crisis going on in the Middle East and North Africa, with articles by Edward Hadas, Michael Naughton, and a host of others, plus book reviews and news. The Oasis website is a great place to go for informed coverage of events.

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), curated by the Centre for Faith & Culture for several years, has now moved to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the study centre will contain a room dedicated to him where this unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors, although funds are still urgently required to finish the project and to shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter either of the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where relevant links are maintained.

SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. The Centre desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!

IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATIVE  If you haven’t already come across this online journal ‘for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful’, we would like to recommend you waste no time in getting acquainted! With a hearty dose of several essays a day on culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the leading thinkers in Imaginative Conservatism (Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt, Christopher Dawson…), the community provides much food for thought. Stratford and Léonie are both regular contributors.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is also available in a beautifully produced English language edition. The first English-language issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, the third  is on the theme of the Year of Faith. The fourth is a tribute to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, and contains a profound analysis of our cultural crisis from Archbishop Bergoglio, as well as lavishly illustrated articles on modernity, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The FIFTH ISSUE is now published, and reflects on the year of two popes. Each issue can be read online with free registration. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

 

Stratford, Léonie, Teresa, & Sophie Caldecott

Imaginative Orthodoxy 6 November, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

Second Spring began as a magazine supplement in 1992 and at the dawn of the new century became the journal of the Centre for Faith & Culture in Oxford. Out of this grew Second Spring Oxford, founded by Léonie and Stratford Caldecott and managed by their daughter Teresa – a small consultancy devoted to the evangelization of culture through events, education and publishing. Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

You are also encouraged to visit Stratford Caldecott’s personal blogs: Beauty in Education and All Things Made New. Selected articles from these blogs also appear on the Imaginative Conservative site.

LATEST NEWS:

EVENTS  Plans for our 2014 Summer Schools and other events in Oxford are advancing and will be announced shortly. Sophie’s trip to World Youth Day in Rio to speak on a Catholic view of Ecology went well. So did our first interfaith colloquium in Oxford, bringing Christian and Muslim speakers together to discuss the theme of “what it means to be a creature”. We are pleased to be able to mention that Stratford’s work was recently acknowledged by the award of an Honorary Doctorate in Sacred Theology by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute.

BOOKS  Stratford’s latest book, The Radiance of Being: Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity, from Angelico Press, is now available for purchase through us (email secondspringltd@gmail.com or contact our partner ‘Prompt Reply’), along with his other Angelico Press titles, Beauty in the Word and All Things Made New. We also have in stock his much-lauded book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth, The Power of the Ring, which was released recently by Crossroad as an expanded and revised edition of the now out-of-print Secret Fire published by DLT. A Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is now available as well as Italian and Russian translations. A new edition of his book on mystagogy, The Seven Sacraments, is planned for publication by Crossroad by the end of 2014. You can read more about the books by the Directors of Second Spring under ‘Books>Recommended Books’ in the navigation menu.

Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012 with a Foreword by Antony Esolen. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Teachers and parents are invited to join our growing network to share ideas and discuss initiatives. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). Angelico Press have a Facebook page for the book and related works that you can join to become part of the conversation. The book is available through Amazon. Read the interview.

 AUTUMN SALE OF OUR COLOURING BOOKS  The Mass Illustrated for Children is designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. For a limited period only, this title is available in the UK and Europe at the discounted price of only £1.95*. Also, SCOTT HAHN’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at £1.95. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available in the UK by emailing promptreply@btconnect.com, texting 07836 520597, or leaving a voice message on 01798 343718. If you are in the U.S. you can order via Thomas More College. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. (*+p&p, and not in conjunction with any other discounts.)

TECHNOLOGY IN THE HOME  The seventh issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington edited by Stratford, IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE. Is the easy availability of information technology re-wiring our brains and making it harder for our children to read and write coherently? Can we do anything to stop the flood of porn? These and other issues are examined through articles and book reviews by contributors familiar with the Christian anthropology of John Paul II. Step by step, Humanum is examining the pressing issues of our time as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the links and click for a free subscription so that we can alert you each time a new issue is published! Upcoming issues include one on humanizing modern medicine, based on a conference with the Mayo Clinic, and one on contemporary threats to the extended family, including many of the issues surrounding urban development.

SECOND SPRING JOURNAL  Our seventeenth issue, on The Economy, is now published! It includes readable articles by John Medaille, Edward Hadas, Michael Black, and others, with poetry by Megan Furman. Read about modern Distributism in action, about the debate with Neoconservatism, and about the Crisis of the Corporation. The previous issue was on the theme of Holy Vessels for all you Grail seekers out there, and included articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. You can purchase back issues (including PDFs) from Thomas More College in the U.S., or contact us at the Oxford office. The next issue will have a focus on Theatre, and is edited by Léonie Caldecott.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT, well known in the US, which we edit here in Oxford for the UK and Ireland, is also available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers and saints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. Several brand new features will be introduced in December. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter and Facebook too.)

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

OASIS  Issue 17 of this very important international journal founded by Cardinal Angelo Scola is now available, and the theme picks up two of our interests – interfaith dialogue, and the future of the economy. Titled “The Economy Called Into Question“, this issue of Oasis relates the deep economic questions raised by the global crisis to the ongoing political crisis going on in the Middle East and North Africa, with articles by Edward Hadas, Michael Naughton, and a host of others, plus book reviews and news. The Oasis website is a great place to go for informed coverage of events.

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), curated by the Centre for Faith & Culture for several years, has now moved to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the study centre will contain a room dedicated to him where this unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors, although funds are still urgently required to finish the project and to shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter either of the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where relevant links are maintained.

SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. The Centre desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!

IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATIVE  If you haven’t already come across this online journal ‘for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful’, we would like to recommend you waste no time in getting acquainted! With a hearty dose of several essays a day on culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the leading thinkers in Imaginative Conservatism (Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt, Christopher Dawson…), the community provides much food for thought. Stratford and Léonie are both regular contributors.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is also available in a beautifully produced English language edition. The first English-language issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, the third  is on the theme of the Year of Faith. The fourth is a tribute to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, and contains a profound analysis of our cultural crisis from Archbishop Bergoglio, as well as lavishly illustrated articles on modernity, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The issue can be read online with free registration. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

 

Stratford, Léonie, Teresa, & Sophie Caldecott

Imaginative Orthodoxy 1 October, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

Second Spring began as a magazine supplement in 1992 and at the dawn of the new century became the journal of the Centre for Faith & Culture in Oxford. Out of this grew Second Spring Oxford, founded by Léonie and Stratford Caldecott and managed by their daughter Teresa – a small consultancy devoted to the evangelization of culture through events, education and publishing. Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram. Meet us in November at Towards Advent.

You are also encouraged to visit Stratford Caldecott’s personal blogs: Beauty in Education and All Things Made New.

LATEST NEWS:

Plans for our 2014 Summer Schools and other events in Oxford are advancing and will be announced shortly. Sophie’s trip to World Youth Day in Rio to speak on a Catholic view of Ecology went well. So did our first interfaith colloquium in Oxford (a new initiative), bringing Christian and Muslim speakers together to discuss the theme of “what it means to be a creature”.

STRATFORD CALDECOTT  We are pleased to be able to mention that Stratford’s work was recently acknowledged by the award of an Honorary Doctorate in Sacred Theology by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. Stratford wants to thank the Institute for this gesture. He was unable to attend the ceremony in person owing to long-term serious health problems, but Teresa Caldecott attended on his behalf and wants to thank all who made her stay in Washington such a delight.

Stratford’s latest book, The Radiance of Being: Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity, was launched recently by Angelico Press. You can purchase via Amazon. Also recently, with the Hobbit movie released in cinemas and on DVD and the second part coming soon, the publishers Crossroad published a new, expanded edition of Stratford’s book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire published by DLT, which is now out of print. The new edition was reviewed in The Catholic Herald on 27 September. A Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is now available as well as Italian and Russian translations.

BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012 with a Foreword by Antony Esolen. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Teachers and parents are invited to join our growing network to share ideas and discuss initiatives. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). Angelico Press have a Facebook page for the book and related works that you can join to become part of the conversation. The book is available through Amazon. Read the interview.

 AUTUMN SALE OF OUR COLOURING BOOKS  The Mass Illustrated for Children is designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. For a limited period only, this title is available in the UK and Europe at the discounted price of only £1.95*. Also, SCOTT HAHN’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at £1.95. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available in the UK by emailing promptreply@btconnect.com, texting 07836 520597, or leaving a voice message on 01798 343718. If you are in the U.S. you can order via Thomas More College. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. (*+p&p, and not in conjunction with any other discounts.)

TECHNOLOGY IN THE HOME  The seventh issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington edited by Stratford, IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE. Is the easy availability of information technology re-wiring our brains and making it harder for our children to read and write coherently? Can we do anything to stop the flood of porn? These and other issues are examined through articles and book reviews by contributors familiar with the Christian anthropology of John Paul II. Step by step, Humanum is examining the pressing issues of our time as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the links and click for a free subscription so that we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING JOURNAL  Our Seventeeth issue, on The Economy, is now published! It includes readable articles by John Medaille, Edward Hadas, Michael Black, and others, with poetry by Megan Furman. Read about modern Distributism in action, about the debate with Neoconservatism, and about the “Crisis of the Corporation”. The previous issue was on the theme of Holy Vessels for all you Grail seekers out there, and included articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. You can purchase back issues (including PDFs) from Thomas More College in the U.S., or contact us at the Oxford office. Next issue: Theatre, edited by Léonie Caldecott.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT, well known in the US, which we edit here in Oxford for the UK and Ireland, is also available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers and saints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. Several brand new features will be introduced in December. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter and Facebook too.)

OTHER ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

OASIS  Issue 17 of this very important international journal founded by Cardinal Angelo Scola is now available, and the theme picks up two of our interests – interfaith dialogue, and the future of the economy (see Second Spring). Titled “The Economy Called Into Question“, Oasis relates the deep economic questions raised by the global crisis to the ongoing political crisis going on in the Middle East and North Africa, with articles by Edward Hadas, Michael Naughton, and a host of others, plus book reviews and news. The Oasis website is a great place to go for informed coverage of events.

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), curated by the Centre for Faith & Culture for several years, has now moved to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the study centre will contain a room dedicated to him where this unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors, although funds are still urgently required to finish the project and to shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter either of the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where relevant links are maintained.

SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!

IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATIVE  If you haven’t already come across this online journal, ‘for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful’, we would like to recommend you waste no time in getting acquainted! With a hearty dose of several essays a day on culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the leading thinkers in Imaginative Conservatism (Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt, Christopher Dawson…), the community provides much food for thought. Stratford has recently been appointed a Senior Contributor.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is also available in a beautifully produced English language edition. The first English-language issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, the third  is on the theme of the Year of Faith. The fourth is a tribute to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, and contains a profound analysis of our cultural crisis from Archbishop Bergoglio, as well as lavishly illustrated articles on modernity, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The issue can be read online with free registration. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

 

Stratford, Léonie, Teresa, & Sophie Caldecott

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. 2 September, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

You can also visit Stratford Caldecott’s blogs: Beauty in Education and All Things Made New.

LATEST NEWS:

INTER-FAITH COLLOQUIUM  In the afternoon of 20th July we held a free event in The Aula at Blackfriars’ Hall, Oxford, titled ‘From Darkness to Light: God’s Call to the Creature in Christianity and Islam’. Speakers Carol and Philip Zaleski, Stratford Caldecott, and Karim Lahham explored Christian and Islamic understanding of creaturehood, and its implications for the way we think about personal identity, human potential, happiness, eternal life, and work. Plans for the next interfaith colloquium in November will be announced here shortly.

RIO, YOUTH, & THE ENVIRONMENT Sophie Caldecott has returned from World Youth Day in Brazil, where she gave a paper at the Creatio conference written by her and Stratford on ‘Humanising Environmentalism’. You can find the paper in three parts on our blog, starting HERE.

PUBLISHING  Stratford Caldecott’s latest book, The Radiance of Being: Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity, was launched recently by Angelico Press! You can purchase via Amazon. Also recently, with the first part of the new Hobbit movie released in cinemas and on DVD and the second part coming later this year, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire published by DLT, which is now out of print. A brand new Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is also available.  Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

SUMMER SCHOOL Our 2013 Oxford Summer School, ‘The Tempest of the Times: the Dilemma of Catholic England from the Reformation to the Modern Age’ has come and gone. Lectures were from Clare Asquith, Dr Michael Ward, Alice Hogge, our Directors, and others, on topics that include Shakespeare, J.H. Newman, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and visits to London, Dorchester on Thames, and a recusant-era house complete with priest holes. The programme is organized in conjunction with Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, NH, who runs an introductory week directly before the Oxford course on their campus for the student undergraduate participants.

 COLOURING BOOKS  Stocks are low of our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. Also, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK. More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. For details of how to order, look under the BOOKS section in the left hand menu.

A MOTHER’S WORK  The sixth issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, IS NOW AVAILABLE. The fifth issue was on the problem of ABSENT FATHERS, and the fourth issue on same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING JOURNAL  2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of our flagship journal Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. The Seventeeth issue, on ‘The Economy’ is on its way! The sixteenth issue was on the theme of Holy Vessels and includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College in the U.S., or contact us at the Oxford office.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICATwhich we edit for the UK and Ireland, is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter and Facebook too.)

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey and curated by our Centre for Faith and Culture for several years, has moved to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

THE SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the Distributist ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!
Here is a lovely picture of Aidan Mackey and John Kanu at the gathering of the Società Chestertoniana Italiana in July:

THE IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATIVE  If you haven’t already come across this online journal, ‘for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful’, we would like to recommend you waste no time in getting acquainted! With a hearty dose of several essays a day on culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the leading thinkers in Imaginative Conservatism (Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt, Christopher Dawson…), the community provides much food for thought. Stratford has recently been appointed a Senior Contributor.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is also available in a beautifully produced English language edition. The first English-language issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, the third  is on the theme of the Year of Faith. The fourth is a tribute to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, and contains a profound analysis of our cultural crisis from Archbishop Bergoglio, as well as lavishly illustrated articles on modernity, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The issue can be read online with free registration.
Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Stratford, Léonie, Teresa, & Sophie Caldecott

Summertime, and the living is… busy. 1 August, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

You can also visit Stratford Caldecott’s blog: Beauty in Education 

LATEST NEWS:

INTER-FAITH COLLOQUIUM  In the afternoon of 20th July we held a free event in The Aula at Blackfriars’ Hall, Oxford, titled ‘From Darkness to Light: God’s Call to the Creature in Christianity and Islam’. Speakers Carol and Philip Zaleski, Stratford Caldecott, and Karim Lahham explored Christian and Islamic understanding of creaturehood, and its implications for the way we think about personal identity, human potential, happiness, eternal life, and work. Plans for publication of the talks and for future interfaith colloquia will be announced here.

RIO, YOUTH, & THE ENVIRONMENT Sophie Caldecott has recently returned from World Youth Day in Brazil, where she gave a paper at the Creatio conference written by her and Stratford on ‘Humanising Environmentalism’. You can find the paper in three parts on our blog, starting HERE.

PUBLISHING  Stratford Caldecott’s new book, The Radiance of Being: Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity, was launched recently by Angelico Press! You can purchase via Amazon. Also recently, with the first part of the new Hobbit movie released in cinemas and on DVD and the second part coming later this year, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire published by DLT, which is now out of print. A brand new Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is also available.  Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

SUMMER SCHOOL We will be busy with our 2013 summer programme, ‘The Tempest of the Times: the Dilemma of Catholic England from the Reformation to the Modern Age’, in Oxford 12th-26th August. With lectures from Clare Asquith, Dr Michael Ward, Alice Hogge, our Directors, and others, on topics that include Shakespeare, J.H. Newman, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, visits to London and a recusant-era house complete with priest holes, this year’s ‘Centre for Faith and Culture’ summer school looks set to be fabulous, and we look forward to meeting the participants. The programme is organized in conjunction with Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, NH, who will be running an extra week directly before the Oxford course on their campus for the student participants. There are a few spaces left on the Oxfordshire day trips (19th & 24th August)- if you are interested, email secondspringltd@gmail.com asap!

COLOURING BOOKS  Stocks are low of our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. If you are thinking of placing an order this spring, get in there quickly! Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK. More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. For details of how to order, look under the BOOKS section in the left hand menu.

A MOTHER’S WORK  The sixth issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, IS NOW AVAILABLE. The fifth issue was on the problem of ABSENT FATHERS, and the fourth issue on same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING JOURNAL  2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of our flagship journal Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. The Seventeeth issue, on ‘The Economy’ is at the printer, and will be winging its way to subscribers shortly! The sixteenth issue was on the theme of Holy Vessels and includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College in the U.S., or contact us at the Oxford office.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICATwhich we edit for the UK and Ireland, is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter and Facebook too.)

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey and curated by our Centre for Faith and Culture for several years, has moved to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

THE SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the Distributist ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!
Here is a lovely picture of Aidan Mackey and John Kanu at the gathering of the Società Chestertoniana Italiana last month:

THE IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATIVE  If you haven’t already come across this online journal, ‘for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful’, we would like to recommend you waste no time in getting acquainted! With a hearty dose of several essays a day on culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the leading thinkers in Imaginative Conservatism (Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt, Christopher Dawson…), the community provides much food for thought. Stratford has recently been appointed a Senior Contributor.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is also available in a beautifully produced English language edition. The first English-language issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, the third  is on the theme of the Year of Faith. The fourth is a tribute to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, and contains a profound analysis of our cultural crisis from Archbishop Bergoglio, as well as lavishly illustrated articles on modernity, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The issue can be read online with free registration.
Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Stratford, Léonie, Teresa, & Sophie Caldecott

Le nathlam hí 1 July, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.
You can also visit Stratford Caldecott’s three blogs:

 Beauty in Education is for parents, teachers, and students

 All Things Made New is for mystics, theologians, and seekers

 The Economy Project is about Catholic social teaching, ecology, etc.

 

LATEST NEWS:

INTER-FAITH COLLOQUIUM  On 20th July, 2-5pm, we held a free event in The Aula at Blackfriars’ Hall, Oxford, titled ‘From Darkness to Light: God’s Call to the Creature in Christianity and Islam’. Speakers Carol and Philip Zaleski, Stratford Caldecott, and Karim Lahham explored Christian and Islamic understanding of creaturehood, and its implications for the way we think about personal identity, human potential, happiness, eternal life, and work. Plans for publication of the talks and for future interfaith colloquia will be announced here.

PUBLISHING  We are excited to announce the launch of Stratford Caldecott’s new book, The Radiance of BeingDimensions of Cosmic Christianity, from Angelico Press! More information and testimonials are available on the publisher’s page. You can purchase via Amazon. Also recently, with the first part of the new Hobbit movie released in cinemas and on DVD and the second part coming later this year, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s well-received book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire published by DLT, which is now out of print. A brand new Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is also available.  Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

‘The Tempest of the Times: the Dilemma of Catholic England from the Reformation to the Modern Age’, Oxford, 12th-26th August. With lectures from Clare Asquith, Dr Michael Ward, Alice Hogge, our Directors, and others on topics that include Shakespeare, J.H. Newman, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, visits to London and a recusant-era house complete with priest holes, this year’s ‘Centre for Faith and Culture’ summer school looks set to be fabulous. The programme is organized in conjunction with Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, NH, who will be running an extra week directly before the Oxford course on their campus for all undergraduate students wishing to acquire course credit for attendance. The course is aimed at a high undergraduate level.  See details here, and email us for more information: secondspringltd@gmail.com

COLOURING BOOKS  Stocks are low of our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. If you are thinking of placing an order this spring, get in there quickly! Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK. More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO ORDER, look under the BOOKS section in the left hand menu.

A MOTHER’S WORK  The sixth issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, IS NOW AVAILABLE. The fifth issue was on the problem of ABSENT FATHERS, and the fourth issue on same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING JOURNAL  2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of our flagship journal Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. The sixteenth issue is on the theme of Holy Vessels and includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. The fifteenth issue, still available, was guest-edited by Christopher Blum on the theme of Faith and Science. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College in the U.S., or contact us at the Oxford office. The seventeenth issue, on the theme of the Economy, is on its way!

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICATwhich we edit for the UK and Ireland, is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter and Facebook too.)

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey and curated by our Centre for Faith and Culture for several years, has moved to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

THE SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the Distributist ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!

Here is a lovely picture of Aidan Mackey and John Kanu at the gathering of the Società Chestertoniana Italiana last month:

THE IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATIVE  If you haven’t already come across this online journal, ‘for those who seek the True, the Good and the Beautiful’, we would like to recommend you waste no time in getting acquainted! With a hearty dose of several essays a day on culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the leading thinkers in Imaginative Conservatism (Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Irving Babbitt, Christopher Dawson…), the community provides much food for thought. Stratford has recently been appointed a Senior Contributor.

 

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is also available in a beautifully produced English language edition. The first English-language issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, the third  is on the theme of the Year of Faith. The fourth is a tribute to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, and contains a profound analysis of our cultural crisis from Archbishop Bergoglio, as well as lavishly illustrated articles on modernity, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The issue can be read online with free registration. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Stratford, Léonie, Teresa Caldecott; & Sophie Lippiatt

Faith, When Lived, Becomes Culture 1 June, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.
You can also visit Stratford Caldecott’s three blogs:

 Beauty in Education is for parents, teachers, and students

 All Things Made New is for mystics, theologians, and seekers

 The Economy Project is about Catholic social teaching, ecology, etc.

LATEST NEWS:

We are excited to announce the launch of Stratford Caldecott’s new book, The Radiance of BeingDimensions of Cosmic Christianity, from Angelico Press! More information and testimonials are available on the publisher’s page. You can purchase via Amazon. Also recently, with the first part of the new Hobbit movie released in cinemas and on DVD and the second part coming later this year, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s well-received book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire published by DLT, which is now completely out of print. A brand new Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is also available.  A similarly expanded and definitive edition of Stratford’s book The Seven Sacraments is in preparation from Crossroad. Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

2013 SUMMER SCHOOL ‘The Tempest of the Times: the Dilemma of Catholic England from the Reformation to the Modern Age’, Oxford, 12th-26th August. Residential and non-residential rates are available, but places are now very limited so do contact us asap if you are interested in attending. With lectures from Clare Asquith, Dr Michael Ward, Alice Hogge, our Directors, and others on topics that include Shakespeare, J.H. Newman, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, visits to London and a recusant-era house complete with priest holes, this is not to be missed. The programme is organized in conjunction with Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, NH, who will be running an extra week directly before the Oxford course on their campus for all undergraduate students wishing to acquire course credit for attendance. The course is aimed at a high undergraduate level.  See details here, and email us for more information: secondspringltd@gmail.com.

COLOURING BOOKS  Stocks are low of our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. If you are thinking of placing an order this spring, get in there quickly! Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK. More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO ORDER, look under the BOOKS section in the left hand menu.

A MOTHER’S WORK  The sixth issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, IS NOW AVAILABLE. The fifth issue was on the problem of ABSENT FATHERS, and the fourth issue on same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING  2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of our flagship journal Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. The sixteenth issue is on the theme of Holy Vessels and includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. The fifteenth issue, still available, was guest-edited by Christopher Blum on the theme of Faith and Science. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College or contact us at the Oxford office. The seventeenth issue, OUT SOON, will be on the theme of the Economy.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICATwhich we edit for the UK and Ireland, is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter and Facebook too.)

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey, is moving this month to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

THE SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the Distributist ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can! John Kanu will be visiting Italy and the UK during the summer, so contact us if you want to meet him.

OASIS FOUNDATION In a rare visit to London, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan (formerly the Patriarch of Venice), spoke at the House of Lords and Heythrop College in London on 15 November 2012 about Religions, Plurality, and the Common Good, introducing the work of the Oasis Foundation for Christian minorities in Islamic countries, dedicated to better Christian-Muslim understanding. Papers may be found on the Oasis site and a summary on our Economy Project blog here. A close friend of the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola is one of the leading “theological bishops” of the Church and is looking for more collaborators in the UK for the Oasis project.

 

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is also available in a beautifully produced English language edition. The first English-language issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, the third  is on the theme of the Year of Faith. The fourth is a tribute to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, and contains a profound analysis of our cultural crisis from Archbishop Bergoglio, as well as lavishly illustrated articles on modernity, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and J.R.R. Tolkien. The issue can be read online with free registration. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Stratford, Léonie, Teresa Caldecott; & Sophie Lippiatt

Welcome! 1 May, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

 Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.
You can also visit Stratford Caldecott’s three blogs:

 Beauty in Education is for parents, teachers, and students

 All Things Made New is for mystics, theologians, and seekers

 The Economy Project is about Catholic social teaching, ecology, etc.

LATEST NEWS:

We are excited to announce the launch of Stratford Caldecott’s new book, The Radiance of BeingDimensions of Cosmic Christianity, from Angelico Press! More information and testimonials are available on the publisher’s page. You can purchase via Amazon. Also recently, with the first part of the new Hobbit movie released in cinemas and on DVD and the second part coming later this year, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s well-received book on the great Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire published by DLT, which is now completely out of print. A brand new Spanish edition of the same book, El poder del Anillo, is also available.  A similarly expanded and definitive edition of Stratford’s book The Seven Sacraments is in preparation from Crossroad. Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

2013 SUMMER SCHOOL ‘The Tempest of the Times: the Dilemma of Catholic England from the Reformation to the Modern Age’, Oxford, 12th-26th August. If you are intending to book for this year’s summer school, best to do so soon – while we may still be able to squeeze you in, places are no longer guaranteed.
With lectures from Clare Asquith, Dr Michael Ward, our Directors, and others on topics that include Shakespeare, J.H. Newman, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, visits to London and a recusant-era house complete with priest holes, this is not to be missed. The programme is organized in conjunction with Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, NH, who will be running an extra week directly before the Oxford course on their campus for all undergraduate students wishing to acquire course credit for attendance. The course is aimed at a high undergraduate level. There are residential and non-residental rates available for the fortnight in Oxford, and a good level of spoken English is required.  See details here, and email us for more information: secondspringltd@gmail.com.

COLOURING BOOKS  Stocks are low of our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. If you are thinking of placing an order this spring, get in there quickly! Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK. More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO ORDER, look under the BOOKS section in the left hand menu.

ABSENT FATHERS  The fifth issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington (described here), IS NOW AVAILABLE. The fourth issue was devoted to the topic of same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. It contains a major article on the topic by David S. Crawford. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction, including IVF. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link to Humanum and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING  2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of our flagship journal Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. The sixteenth issue is on the theme of Holy Vessels and includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. The fifteenth issue, still available, was guest-edited by Christopher Blum on the theme of Faith and Science. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College or contact us at the Oxford office. The seventeenth issue, OUT SOON, will be on the theme of the Economy.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT, which we edit for the UK and Ireland, is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter too.) The Magnificat Year of Faith Companion is now out of print after selling out rapidly worldwide. HOWEVER, an e-book edition is now available from the main MAGNIFICAT Bookstore.

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey, is moving this month to the Oxford Oratory’s new study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. More funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelve the books and display miscellanea. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

THE SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the Distributist ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can! John Kanu will be visiting Italy and the UK during the summer, so contact us if you want to meet him.

 OASIS FOUNDATION In a rare visit to London, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan (formerly the Patriarch of Venice), spoke at the House of Lords and Heythrop College in London on 15 November 2012 about Religions, Plurality, and the Common Good, introducing the work of the Oasis Foundation for Christian minorities in Islamic countries, dedicated to better Christian-Muslim understanding. Papers may be found on the Oasis site and a summary on our Economy Project blog here. A close friend of the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola is one of the leading “theological bishops” of the Church and is looking for more collaborators in the UK for the Oasis project.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is available in a beautifully produced English language edition, which can also be read online HERE. The first issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, and the providential relationship between Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem. The third English-language issue, now available, is on the theme of the Year of Faith. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Stratford, Léonie, and Teresa Caldecott

Happy Easter! 1 April, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

 Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.
You can also visit Stratford Caldecott’s three blogs:

 Beauty in Education is for parents, teachers, and students

 All Things Made New is for mystics, theologians, and seekers

 The Economy Project is about Catholic social teaching, ecology, etc.

LATEST NEWS:

BOOK NOW FOR OUR 2013 SUMMER SCHOOL Based in Oxford 12th-26th August, this year’s theme is ‘The Tempest of the Times: the Dilemma of Catholic England from the Reformation to the Modern Age’. With lectures from Clare Asquith, Dr Michael Ward, our Directors, and others, visits to London, and a recusant-era house complete with priest holes, this is not to be missed. The programme is organized in conjunction with Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, NH, who will be running an extra week directly before the Oxford course on their campus for all undergraduate students wishing to acquire course credit for attendance. The course is aimed at a high undergraduate level. There are residential and non-residental rates available for the fortnight in Oxford, and a good level of spoken English is required. See details. Email us for more information: secondspringltd@gmail.com.

RECENT EVENT  At the beginning of February we welcomed Dr Glenn Juday, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and scientist trainer for the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. Dr Juday gave two seminars on Catholic Environmental Stewardship, at the Catholic Chaplaincy and at St Benet’s Hall. An interview with Glenn by Sophie Caldecott was published in the Catholic Herald. Pope Francis has called on us to become protectors of God’s creation and the environment. If this topic interests you and you are not yet a subscriber to our Journal, you can purchase the back issues on Ecology (no. 14, titled ‘In the Garden”, which contains a lead article by Cardinal Scola) and Faith & Science (no.15) here.

 J.R.R. TOLKIEN, THE HOBBIT, AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS  With the first part of the new Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson recently released, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s well-received book on this great Catholic writer and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire, published by DLT and now completely out of print. The brand new SPANISH EDITIONEl poder del Anillo is also OUT NOW!  A similarly expanded and definitive edition of Stratford’s book The Seven Sacraments is in preparation from Crossroad. Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

COLOURING BOOKS  Stocks are low of our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. If you are thinking of placing an order this spring, get in there quickly! Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK. More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO ORDER, look under the BOOKS section in the left hand menu.

 ABSENT FATHERS  The fifth issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington (described here), IS NOW AVAILABLE. The fourth issue was devoted to the topic of same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. It contains a major article on the topic by David S. Crawford. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction, including IVF. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link to Humanum and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING  The sixteenth issue of our own flagship journal Second Spring is on the theme of “Holy Vessels and is now on sale. It includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. The fifteenth issue, still available, was guest-edited by Christopher Blum on the theme of Faith and Science. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College or contact us at the Oxford office. 2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. Teresa and Sophie Caldecott represented the editors at the recent Towards Advent cultural festival in London, where they gave talks on the Oxford apostolate. The seventeenth issue of Second Spring will be on the theme of the Economy.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT  is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter too.)

The Magnificat Year of Faith Companion is now out of print after selling out rapidly worldwide. HOWEVER, an e-book edition is now available from the main MAGNIFICAT Bookstore.

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey, will soon be housed at the Oxford Oratory’s study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Building work is going well, although more funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelves the books. In the meantime our collection is being catalogued in preparationfor the move. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

THE SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the Distributist ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!

 OASIS FOUNDATION In a rare visit to London, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan (formerly the Patriarch of Venice), spoke at the House of Lords and Heythrop College in London on 15 November about Religions, Plurality, and the Common Good, introducing the work of the Oasis Foundation for Christian minorities in Islamic countries, dedicated to better Christian-Muslim understanding. Papers may be found on the Oasis site and a summary on our Economy Project blog here. A close friend of the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola is one of the leading “theological bishops” of the Church and is looking for more collaborators in the UK for the Oasis project.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is available in a beautifully produced English language edition, which can also be read online HERE. The first issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, and the providential relationship between Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem. The third English-language issue, now available, is on the theme of the Year of Faith. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Stratford, Léonie, and Teresa Caldecott

Welcome Pope Francis! 2 March, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

 Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

You can also visit Stratford Caldecott’s three blogs:

 Beauty in Education is for parents, teachers, and students

 All Things Made New is for mystics, theologians, and seekers

 The Economy Project is about Catholic social teaching, ecology, etc.

LATEST NEWS:

BOOK NOW FOR OUR 2013 SUMMER SCHOOL  Based in Oxford 12th-26th August, this year’s theme is ‘The Tempest of the Times: the Dilemma of Catholic England from the Reformation to the Modern Age’. With lectures from Clare Asquith, Dr Michael Ward, our Directors, and others, visits to London, a recusant-era house complete with priest holes, and even (by popular request!) “Downton Abbey”, this is not to be missed. The programme is run in conjunction with Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, NH, who will be running an extra week directly before the Oxford course on their campus for all undergraduate students wishing to acquire course credit for attendance. The course is aimed at a high undergraduate level. There are residential and non-residental rates available for the fortnight in Oxford, and a good level of spoken English is required. See details.

Email us for more information on the Summer School: secondspringltd@gmail.com.

RECENT EVENT  At the beginning of February we welcomed Dr Glenn Juday, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and scientist trainer for the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. Dr Juday gave two seminars on Catholic Environmental Stewardship, at the Catholic Chaplaincy and at St Benet’s Hall. An interview with Glenn by Sophie Caldecott was published in the Catholic Herald. Pope Francis has called on us to become protectors of God’s creation and the environment. If this topic interests you and you are not yet a subscriber to our Journal, you can purchase the back issues on Ecology (no. 14, titled ‘In the Garden”, which contains a lead article by Cardinal Scola) and Faith & Science (no.15) here.

 J.R.R. TOLKIEN, THE HOBBIT, AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS  With the first part of the new Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson recently released, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s well-received book on this great Catholic writer and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire, published by DLT and now completely out of print. The brand new SPANISH EDITIONEl poder del Anillo is also OUT NOW!  A similarly expanded and definitive edition of Stratford’s book The Seven Sacraments is in preparation from Crossroad. Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

COLOURING BOOKS  Stocks are low of our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. If you are thinking of placing an order this spring, get in there quickly! Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK. More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film. FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO ORDER, look under the BOOKS section in the left hand menu.

 ABSENT FATHERS  The fifth issue of Humanum, the FREE online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington (described here), IS NOW AVAILABLE. The fourth issue was devoted to the topic of same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. It contains a major article on the topic by David S. Crawford. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction, including IVF. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link to Humanum and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING  The sixteenth issue of our own flagship journal Second Spring is on the theme of “Holy Vessels and is now on sale. It includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. The fifteenth issue, still available, was guest-edited by Christopher Blum on the theme of Faith and Science. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College or contact us at the Oxford office. 2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. Teresa and Sophie Caldecott represented the editors at the recent Towards Advent cultural festival in London, where they gave talks on the Oxford apostolate. The seventeenth issue of Second Spring will be on the theme of the Economy.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT  is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter too.)

The Magnificat Year of Faith Companion is now out of print after selling out rapidly worldwide. HOWEVER, an e-book edition is now available from the main MAGNIFICAT Bookstore.

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS:

G.K. CHESTERTON  The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey, will soon be housed at the Oxford Oratory’s study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Building work is going well, although more funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelves the books. In the meantime our collection is being catalogued in preparationfor the move. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

THE SIERRA LEONE CHESTERTON CENTRE  was started by a former student of Plater College and Oxford University, John Kanu, and is a centre for community-led sustainable development inspired by the Distributist ideals of G.K. Chesterton in one of the world’s poorest countries. It is helping to revitalize the rural economy on which the country depends. It desperately needs equipment and tools, ranging from scissors to computers and generators. Detailed information is available on request. Help if you can!

 OASIS FOUNDATION In a rare visit to London, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan (formerly the Patriarch of Venice), spoke at the House of Lords and Heythrop College in London on 15 November about Religions, Plurality, and the Common Good, introducing the work of the Oasis Foundation for Christian minorities in Islamic countries, dedicated to better Christian-Muslim understanding. Papers may be found on the Oasis site and a summary on our Economy Project blog here. A close friend of the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola is one of the leading “theological bishops” of the Church and is looking for more collaborators in the UK for the Oasis project.

HUMANITAS  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is available in a beautifully produced English language edition, which can also be read online HERE. The first issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, and the providential relationship between Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem. The third English-language issue, now available, is on the theme of the Year of Faith. Also now available for free download from the Humanum site is a Vademecum or Handbook of John Paul II’s anthropology, plus a selection of other useful and important documents from John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Stratford, Léonie, and Teresa Caldecott

February 2013 3 February, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

Find us on social media: TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

Please also visit Stratford Caldecott’s three blogs:

Beauty in Education is for parents, teachers, and students

All Things Made New is for mystics, theologians, and seekers

The Economy Project is about Catholic social teaching, ecology, etc.

UPDATE:
The Magnificat Year of Faith Companion is now out of print. It sold out rapidly worldwide, contrary to the January and February MAGNIFICAT editorials, which were finalised several months ago when we still had many copies in stock! HOWEVER, an e-book edition is now available from the main MAGNIFICAT Bookstore.

LATEST NEWS:

RECENT EVENT  At the beginning of February we welcomed Dr Glenn Juday, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and scientist trainer for the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change. Dr Juday gave two seminars on Catholic Environmental Stewardship, at the Catholic Chaplaincy and at St Benet’s Hall.

If this topic interests you and you are not yet a subscriber to our Journal, you can purchase the back issues on Ecology (no. 14, titled ‘In the Garden”, which contains a lead article by Cardinal Scola) and Faith & Science (no.15) here.

 J.R.R. TOLKIEN, THE HOBBIT, AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS  With the first part of the new Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson recently released, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s well-received book on this great Catholic writer and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire, published by DLT and now completely out of print. The brand new SPANISH EDITION, El poder del Anillo is also OUT NOW!

A similarly expanded and definitive edition of Stratford’s book The Seven Sacraments is in preparation from Crossroad. Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

SAME-SEX UNIONS  The fourth issue of Humanum, the free online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington (described here), now available, is devoted to the topic of same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. It contains a major article on the topic by David S. Crawford. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction, including IVF. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link to Humanum and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING  The sixteenth issue of our own flagship journal Second Spring is on the theme of “Holy Vessels and is now on sale. It includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. The fifteenth issue, still available, was guest-edited by Christopher Blum on the theme of Faith and Science. You can purchase back issues from Thomas More College or contact us at the Oxford office. 2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. Teresa and Sophie Caldecott represented the editors at the recent Towards Advent cultural festival in London, where they gave talks on the Oxford apostolate.

Don’t forget our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK (for details see the BOOKS section in the left hand menu). More books are in preparation. See the books in action in this featurette or Second Spring Catechesis film.

The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey, will soon be housed at the Oxford Oratory’s study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Building work is going well, although more funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelves the books. In the meantime our collection is being catalogued in preparationfor the move. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

In a rare visit to London, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan (formerly the Patriarch of Venice), spoke at the House of Lords and Heythrop College in London on 15 November about Religions, Plurality, and the Common Good, introducing the work of the Oasis Foundation for Christian minorities in Islamic countries, dedicated to better Christian-Muslim understanding. Papers may be found on the Oasis site and a summary on our Economy Project blog here. A close friend of the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola is one of the leading “theological bishops” of the Church and is looking for more collaborators in the UK for the Oasis project.

HUMANITAS:  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is available in a beautifully produced English language edition, which can also be read online HERE. The first issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, and the providential relationship between Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem. The third English-language issue, now available, is on the theme of the Year of Faith.

 

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT  is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers andsaints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter too.)

Stratford, Léonie, and Teresa Caldecott


Welcome! 1 February, 2013

Second Spring OxfordEditorial & Educational Services for the Catholic Community

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Please also visit Stratford Caldecott’s three blogs:

Beauty in Education is for parents, teachers, and students

All Things Made New is for mystics, theologians, and seekers

The Economy Project is about Catholic social teaching, ecology, etc.

APOLOGY: The Magnificat Year of Faith Companion is now almost out of print. It sold out rapidly worldwide, contrary to the January and February MAGNIFICAT editorials, which were finalised several months ago when we still had many copies in stock! Try calling our lovely people at Prompt Reply (01798 343717) to see if they can dig up a copy or two for you, but be warned: they will be cleaned out very soon.

LATEST NEWS:

UPCOMING EVENT  At the beginning of February we welcome Dr Glenn Juday, Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and recently scientist trainer for the commissioning of Catholic Climate Ambassadors for the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change . We have organised for him to give a free seminar on ‘Catholic Environmental Stewardship: Principles and an Example’ on Saturday 2nd February at 4pm, at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford. Space will be limited, so if you would like to attend, please let us know at secondspringltd@gmail.com

 

J.R.R. TOLKIEN, THE HOBBIT, AND THE LORD OF THE RINGS  With the first part of the new Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson recently released, the publishers Crossroad have published a new, expanded edition of Stratford Caldecott’s well-received book on this great Catholic writer and the spiritual meaning of Middle-earth. Called The Power of the Ring, the new edition incorporates and supersedes the earlier Secret Fire, published by DLT and now completely out of print. (A similarly expanded and definitive edition of Stratford’s book The Seven Sacraments is in preparation from Crossroad.) Meanwhile BEAUTY IN THE WORD: Rethinking the Foundations of EducationStratford’s sequel to Beauty for Truth’s Sake, completing his study of the seven Liberal Arts, was published in 2012. Education is in crisis, and new possibilities are opening up all the time, but any genuine reform will have to be based on an understanding of what education is for. Follow the link to find out more (and read an article on the whole project here). It is published by Angelico Press and available through Amazon. Read the interview.

SAME-SEX UNIONS  The fourth issue of Humanum, the free online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington (described here), now available, is devoted to the topic of same-sex unions and the debate over gay marriage. It contains a major article on the topic by David S. Crawford. The previous issue examined the use of technology in human reproduction, including IVF. Edited by Stratford Caldecott, Humanum (not to be confused with Humanitas – see below) regularly examines some of the most pressing issues of our time, especially as they affect the most vulnerable members of society, and includes a round-up of relevant life, health, and family news from around the world. Follow the link to Humanum and click for a free subscription – that way we can alert you each time a new issue is published!

SECOND SPRING  The sixteenth issue of our own flagship journal Second Spring is on the theme of “Holy Vessels and is now on sale. It includes articles by Duncan Stroik, Margaret Atkins, Jerome Bertram CO, Margaret Truran OSB, Léonie Caldecott, and others. The fifteenth issue, still available, was guest-edited by Christopher Blum on the theme of Faith and Science. The fourteenth, “In the Garden”, dealt with the theme of nature, gardening, and ecology, and contained a lead article by Cardinal Scola. To purchase back issues, please write to Thomas More College or contact us at the Oxford office. 2012 marked two decades since the first appearance of Second Spring as a supplement in Catholic World Report. Teresa and Sophie Caldecott represented the editors at the recent Towards Advent cultural festival in London, where they gave talks on the Oxford apostolate.

Don’t forget our much-loved The Mass Illustrated for Children, designed not just to keep a child quiet during Mass, but as a rich resource for parents and catechists to use to explain what happens in the liturgy to young children – to stimulate both faith and imagination. If you are curious, we also created a little animated featurette. Meanwhile, Scott Hahn’s introduction to the Bible for children (God’s Covenant with You), a colouring book illustrated by David Clayton in the style of classical icons and illuminations, is still available, along with our other titles, all now at bargain prices. Books in the Second Spring Catechesis series are available through Thomas More College in the US or directly from our distributor in the UK (for details again see the BOOKS section). More books are in preparation.

HUMANITAS:  This important international journal of Christian anthropology and culture, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is available in a beautifully produced English language edition, which can also be read online HERE. The first issue is about the legacy of Pope John Paul II, the second has a number of important articles on Pope Benedict’s call for a broadening of human reason, and the providential relationship between Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem. The third English-language issue, now available, is on the theme of the Year of Faith.

The CHESTERTON LIBRARY (Charity No. 1134101), originally collected by Mr Aidan Mackey, will soon be housed at the Oxford Oratory’s study centre devoted to Newman and the Literary Revival. Academic and Christian interest in the great English writer G.K. Chesterton is growing worldwide, and the new study centre will eventually contain a room dedicated to him where the unrivalled collection of books and memorabilia will be made accessible to scholars and visitors. Building work is going well, although more funds are still urgently required to finish the project and shelves the books. In the meantime our collection is being catalogued in preparation for the move. If you wish to become a supporter of this worthy project, by supporting either the Oratory Building project or the Library Trust itself, go to the Library page where all relevant links are maintained. A Press Release is available on request.

In a rare visit to London, Cardinal Angelo Scola, the Archbishop of Milan (formerly the Patriarch of Venice), spoke at the House of Lords and Heythrop College in London on 15 November about Religions, Plurality, and the Common Good, introducing the work of the Oasis Foundation for Christian minorities in Islamic countries, dedicated to better Christian-Muslim understanding. Papers may be found on the Oasis site and a summary on our Economy Project blog here. A close friend of the late Hans Urs von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola is one of the leading “theological bishops” of the Church and is looking for more collaborators in the UK for the Oasis project.

MAGNIFICAT  The popular monthly prayer book and missal MAGNIFICAT  is now available as a iPhone/iPad app. It contains spiritual meditations for every day of the year by the great writers and saints of our tradition, with a beautiful cover as well as high-quality artwork to accompany an art essay in each issue. MAGNIFICAT is a wonderful aid to daily prayer and meditation, even if you can’t get to Mass each day. The UK/ Ireland/ Australia edition is edited from our office in Oxford and can be viewed online here. (It is on Twitter too.)

Stratford, Léonie, and Teresa Caldecott