Michael Ledger-Lomas

Leap of faith: the miraculous phenomenon of levitating saints

18 November 2023 9:00 am

St Joseph of Cupertino liked to nest in the tops of trees, and Allied pilots were dissuaded by the airborne Padre Pio from dropping bombs near his monastery in Apulia

Our struggle to concentrate is nothing new

1 April 2023 9:00 am

The buzz of modernity has plagued us since the Industrial Revolution – but even Thoreau tired of practising his ‘habit of attention’ at Walden Pond

What has become of the 19th-century explosion of religiosity?

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Matthew Arnold cannot have been much fun on holiday. Watching waves crash on the pebbles at Dover Beach, he heard…