Chesterton Knew The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

Chesterton Knew The Importance of Ecumenical Dialogue

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Where Is James Mawdsley Now?

James Mawdsley was quite famous back in the 1990's for his attempts to help bring democracy to Burma. Whatever may you think of democracy or his efforts, you must admire this young man, as he did not just go to Burma, set up his tent in a Buddhist temple and go home. He publicly gave out pro-democracy leaflets, went to prison twice, was tortured, kept in solitary and who knows what else. I even heard him give talk in Walsingham, at a Youth 2000 Retreat, a few years ago. (Come on Rita, hurry up and finish his book, so I can borrow it). "But where is he now?", beats me, but here is a photo of him at Mid-night Mass with the FSSP in Reading.

For more photos and details see here.
Deerstalker tip to Dr Shaw


Gareth Hurley Blog said...

"a Youth 2000 Retreat, a few years ago."

And they let you in???? Isn't that stretching "youth" to an extreme?

Did you take your tartan rug to put across your knees?

Richard Collins said...

I have followed James Mawdesley's many dangerous escapades since the 90s and am so pleased that he has determined a vocation to the priesthood.
I am sure films will be made about this man in the future.