Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Novissima Hora Est


I do hope you will continue to follow this weblog, and draw inspiration and grace from this magnificent Cathedral. I have had the privilege of serving here for thirteen years of my priesthood, and will miss it mightily. My new appointment will be announced in the next few days - thank you for your support and kind comments and, above all, for your prayers.

31 comments:

lottery results said...

It could widen my imagination towards the things that you are posting.

Marbella said...

...as we will miss You. God Speed, and you take our prayers with you. The painting is perfect. I do hope it goes on display at the Cathedral, and the pomegranite....

Ivo said...

Selfportrait?


Monsignor,

My very best wishes and prayers for your next post. May God bless you.


Ivo

fredgwyther said...

I have found your daily blogs very inspiring and informative.I wish you well in your new appointment.

fortissimo said...

God bless you wherever the future leads you and thank you so much for the insights into the wonderful House of God which is Westminster Cathedral.
Antony

Rob said...

Whilst the blog continues Monsignor, it loses its creator. I'm sure we will all miss your style of blogging, as you were the original Westminster blogger.

I wish you every joy in your new posting and assure you of my prayers!

Matthew Hewitt said...

Just a short comment to thank you for the blog - I have only been reading it for the last year or so, during which time I have joined the Church, but have found it informative and enriching to be able to see some of the history and what it happening on a daily basis. I even occasionally manage to make it to Mass there! God bless and good luck in your new post.

Gregor said...

Thank you so much, Monsignor, for this wondeful blog, and God's abundant blessing for your new appointment!

Peter Hannigan said...

Our thanks for your establishing the blog and for all you have done for this great Cathedral. Prayers and blessings in your new work. Peter and Pamela

John the organist said...

Lovely portrait and who is the artist?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog and all that you have done for the cathedral. Please let us know where you're moving on to and keep in touch. With my prayers.

Ttony said...

Many thanks, Father, and prayers for your next appointment.

st columba said...

Monsignor, what a great blessing you have been. You have nourished us spiritually, historically, and culturally. All the best with your new endeavor and assignment. I hope that your new position will inspire you to create a new blog. Your words will be most welcome!

universal doctor said...

tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.

Your presence will be most sorely missed. benedicat omnipotens Deus.

Anonymous said...

and the garden, this beautiful garden, so full of tender loving care, who will tend this now? You do not tell us. It is full of your living prayers for us all, an echo of the Divine Office carefully recited here for the benefit of everyone and in Praise of the Lord, we should not let this fade now, how can we keep it going for you, for us, for Our Sweet Lord?

Anonymous said...

Your contributions have been much appreciated, Monsignor. As the Cathedral itself provides an oasis of peace and reflection among the hustle of the city, so this blog has been an example of calm and tranquility among the often noisy and boisterous (religious, Catholic) blogosphere!

With best wishes and prayers for your new appointment...

Anonymous said...

atque in aeternum frater, ave atque vale

Andrew said...

Thank you, Father, for starting this blog and thank you for sharing the treasures of this magnificent house of God with us. I've found your posts most informative. I've been reading this blog since it's inception. I'm very glad that it is continuing.

God bless you in your new posting and keep up the blogging where ever you are!

Tadhg Seamus said...

Thanks, Monsignor, for keeping me close to a place I really love but, for reasons of distance, am unable to visit very often. Please know of my prayers as you move to your new appointment. Everything you've posted here has been a gift and a treasure. Thank you again, and God's blessings go with you!

Tadhg Seamus said...

Thanks, Monsignor, for keeping me close to a place I really love but, for reasons of distance, am unable to visit very often. Please know of my prayers as you move to your new appointment. Everything you've posted here has been a gift and a treasure. Thank you again, and God's blessings go with you!

Jude said...

Godspeed.
Ave atque vale!

Jude

Peter Simpson said...

I reckon your new appointment is Head Gardener to the Papal Household. Thanks for caring for the plants at Westminster Cathedral so well:- (a) the bricks and mortar (and mosaics!) and (b) the living stones - the faithful. I shall always treasure the gift you gave me on my Ordination in which you wrote 'May your life be a blessing to others.' We have certainly been richly blessed by your life and ministry at the Cathedral. Thank you!

richard gallas said...

Coming from the USA, starting in 1970, I have visited the Cathedral every time I was in London. I remember you in later years as an associate and then, later as the rector. This progression delighted me to no end because I recall your keen interest in music and the glorious boys' choir. As I wrote to Cardinal Hume, the choir at the Cathedral is one of the crowning jewels of the English church. We in the States have a sad and pathetic record of maintaining choirs.

Anyway, all the best to you in your future assignment and may God continue to bless you!

Richard Gallas

Dcn Scott Dodge said...

Monsignor:

I add my prayers and good wishes to those that hae been expressed. May God continue to bless you in your ministry.

Ivo said...

Congratulations to Monsignor Langham on his appointment to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

margi said...

This is a fabulous blog - I can't believe how much time I've spent in London without visiting your wonderful cathedral. I was quite disappointed to discover it just as you announced you were leaving and am now very happy to hear it will be continued by someone else.

Lots of Orthodox prayers your way :-)

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

Godspeed Monsignor! Godspeed!

Anonymous said...

What's the translation of the sentence at the bottom of the painting? Something like "many things done and so many more barely started"?

Anonymous said...

wherever your journey takes you ,I Pray you arrive safely,now,and in the future.Thank you for your warmth and wealth of knowledge l

Anthony O said...

Simply will miss you .. well not that simple

Administrator Emeritus said...

The translation of the phrase at the bottom of the painting is:
"so much achieved, but yet so much more hardly begun."