About Agnellus’ Mirror
This reflective diary takes its name from Blessed Agnellus of Pisa who led the little band of Franciscans that brought the order to Canterbury and England in 1224. He later contributed to the development of the University of Oxford.
The name also recalls the Scottish friar, Bishop Agnellus Andrew. He became a household name through his ministry in radio and television during the 1950s and 1960s, which led him to found the Catholic Radio and Television Centre in Hatch End, London, a forerunner of the Catholic Communications Network. He was appointed Vice President of the Pontifical Commission of Social Communications and Titular Archbishop of Numana in 1980, and died in 1987.
These reflections are written by friends and associates of the Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury. We like to think that both Agnellus of Pisa and Agnellus Andrew would give their blessing to this ministry. On the other hand, each of these pieces reflect the thoughts of the individual contributor at the time of writing. None of them should be construed as representing the established view of the Centre or its Trustees. Each writer holds the copyright in her or his work.
Picture of Blessed Agnellus of Pisa from the website of the English Franciscans’ Custody: http://www.friar.org/about-us/heritage/saints-and-blesseds.html
Photograph of Fr Agnellus Andrew kindly supplied by CCN, Catholic Communications Network, which runs the Catholic Bishops’ website for England and Wales: http://catholic-ew.org.uk/