At the Bard's birthplace there is a small round stage in front. The Campion Players performed several scenes on that little stage. Jim (Gloucester) and Blaise (Edgar) perform their marvelous Dover scene from King Lear.
Monica, Tessa Caldecott, and Mary Catherine at Holy Trinity Church, the home of Shakespeare's tomb.
Every parent wishes to provide their children with the best opportunities available to them. We've had to say 'no' to many opportunities for various reasons. When this one came up, it did not look possible. Then rather quickly details fell into place to make it possible. Those details included many hours of hard labor performed by Monica and Blaise, and the generosity of relatives. Monica and Blaise went with our St. Augustine's homeschool group to visit Merrie Olde England. We dubbed it the saints and authors tour. It was extraordinary.
the whole group in front of St. John's College in Oxford Mr. H., our trip director on the far right
Monica in front of Magdalene College Blaise and J.P. overlooking Oxford
The first night they attended a Pontifical high Mass at the Oxford Oratory celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Philip Neri. His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. Cardinal Burke!!!!
In the center of this picture you can see our head master, Dr. Russell and his wife Crystal. In front of them are many of the students.
After the Mass they had supper at Browns with Tessa Caldecott, daughter of the late Stratford Caldecott.
Mr. B., Tessa, Dr. Russell, and Vince
Tessa was the trip planner on their end of the pond, the man with the plan on our end was one of our dads, Mr. H. who lived and worked in Oxford for a time.
On day II, the group toured Oxford and met with the secretary and trustee of C.S. Lewis' literary estate. Walter Hooper.