Monsignor Keith Newton and the Called to be Holy video

Within the framework of the Called bto be Holy project this year Father David Lashbrooke of Torbay has produced the following video:

In it Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham expains the significance of “Called to be Holy”. He then proceeds to read and comment on a poem by another great spiritual writer, George Herbert- The poem is entitled, “Aaron”:

Holiness on the head,
Light and perfections on the breast,
Harmonious bells below, raising the dead
To lead them unto life and rest:
Thus are true Aarons drest.

Profaneness in my head,
Defects and darkness in my breast,
A noise of passions ringing me for dead
Unto a place where is no rest:
Poor priest, thus am I drest.

Only another head
I have, another heart and breast,
Another music, making live, not dead,
Without whom I could have no rest:
In him I am well drest.

Christ is my only head,
My alone-only heart and breast,
My only music, striking me ev’n dead,
That to the old man I may rest,
And be in him new-drest.

So, holy in my head,
Perfect and light in my dear breast,
My doctrine tun’d by Christ (who is not dead,
But lives in me while I do rest),
Come people; Aaron’s drest.

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