Tomorrow I’m in Bendigo, which shares a rivalry with Ballarat akin to the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney.

Now I love my hometown of Ballarat, and I maintain it is to Melbourne as Bendigo is to Sydney. (Take that as you will!) But this much I admit: Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral is stunning, and it outclasses not only Ballarat’s St Patrick’s Cathedral, but also most other cathedrals in Australia, capital cities included.

It is here, at 11am tomorrow — the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross — that Ashley Caldow will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Sandhurst. Keep him in your prayers.

Meanwhile, here are a few pictures — a scant few, I’m afraid — of last Friday’s great occasion, the ordination of James Kerr.