I have been chopping and cooking pots of vegetables to this soundtrack today. Fr Hugh Thwaites (a holy Jesuit) talks about his war experiences, from discounts on tickets to the Paris opera to slave labour in the Burmese jungle.

Part 1

Part 2

A remarkable man. Not many people now speak as clearly and somehow normally as he does: I think the language and delivery do almost as much good as the content of the words.

(I downloaded these talks from this website, which has Fr Thwaites giving other talks and reading the gospels and some encyclicals. There’s other stuff as well.)