We may live in Orkney and it may be winter,
but Papa Stronsay is feeling the heat at present.
Our Br Jean Marie, F.SS.R.
has been trying chilli's and peppers in the greenhouse this year
and the December harvest has just come in.
One may almost imagine one was in the fair climes of
the great Indian sub-continent!
And what a joy that would be for all of us
as we recall the privilege some of us enjoyed
of visiting some years ago
the tomb of the Holy Apostle St Thomas,
whose feast it is today,
situated much like that of the confession of St Peter
below the magnificent Cathedral of Chennai-Madras.
We wish all our Indian readers a happy and holy Feastday today.