Episode 65: A Myth for England
16 May 2021 | St. Simon Stock | Eugene, Ore.
This week’s episode comes a day late because I have been laid up this weekend with a cold. I make up for it with a lengthy discussion of Tolkien’s “Waldman Letter” (no. 131) which discusses the history, inspiration and major themes of his legendarium, as well as the first two tales of the Silmarillion, Ainulindalë and Valaquenta. Also in this week’s episode: St. Simon Stock, the scapular promise, and the roles of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary in the sanctification of the soul!
Link to the Waldman Letter: https://www.tolkienestate.com/en/writing/letters/letter-milton-waldman.html
Note: I am recording this episode using new software and still tweaking the settings. Let me know if you notice any audio issues or abnormalities.
Opening music: “Viri Galilaei,” introit for the feast of the Ascension, composed by William Byrd, sung by The Cardinall’s Musick, 2004. All rights reserved.
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