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Saint Alphonsus on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Taken from”The Glories of Mary” by Saint Alphonsus Liguori: MARY dies; but how does she die? She dies entirely detached from any affection for created things, and dies consumed with that divine love with which her most holy heart was … Continue reading

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Papal comments on cohabitation and civil marriage suggest a direction

On his blog “In the Light of the Law” the Canon Lawyer, Dr Ed Peters, writes : June 18, 2016 The pope’s most recent comments on marriage point in a disturbing direction but let’s address two important matters first. Point One. … Continue reading

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Venerable Fulton Sheen on the Devil and the Diabolic

Brilliant. Insightful. Prophetic. Watch, listen and learn:

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Nada te turbe

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. — St. Teresa of Avila

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FATIMA: the prophecy of a crisis and the promise of an eagerly awaited triumph

 From Rorate Caeli: Francesca Bonadonna Famiglia Domani May 22, 2014 Almost a century has passed since the great Fatima event when Our Lady, messenger of God, appeared to the three little shepherds to give an immensely important message and to … Continue reading

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Prayers of Love and Reparation

Following a discussion about the devotion of the Five First Saturdays and prayers of reparation, a dear friend sent me a message which seems so relevant to our times that I want to share it with our readers. Always bearing … Continue reading

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Dome of Home documentary

This 25 minute documentary, with contributions from Bishop Mark Davies of the Shrewsbury Diocese, shows how the “Dome of Home” church – the Church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena – is thriving under the care of Canon Amaury Montjean … Continue reading

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Honouring Our Lady of Fatima

Last Sunday was Fatima Day at “The Dome of Home” on the Wirral. The day began with a sung Tridentine Mass after which a beautiful statue of Our Lady was crowned. In a moving ceremony the faithful who had each … Continue reading

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Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrates Tridentine Mass at Dome of Home

Today the Rt. Rev. Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrated his first public Tridentine Mass and administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to a group of candidates at the Dome of Home. The liturgy at the landmark church of Ss Peter, … Continue reading

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Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

From the Catholic Herald online: The Bishop of Shrewsbury will consecrate his diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday. Bishop Mark Davies’s act of consecration will mirror Pope Francis’s, the Pope will consecrate the world to Our Lady’s … Continue reading

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No Greater Love

CP&S re-blog from 2010: I could never have anticipated the powerful mix of emotion and awe that gripped me as I stood in the doorway of the Auschwitz cell – that hallowed place of martyrdom in which Saint Maximilian Kolbe … Continue reading

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Celebrations in honour of St Philomena at the Dome of Home

Yesterday the church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton celebrated the feast day of St Philomena according to the traditional calendar. Mass was offered by Canon Amaury Montjean (ICKSP) in the Extraordinary Form, and was followed by … Continue reading

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St John Plessington

St John Plessington, whose feast is today, 19th July, was beatified in 1929. He is one of two Shrewsbury saints to be canonised among the 40 martyrs of England and Wales in 1970, the other being St Margaret Ward. He is … Continue reading

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Film about St Winefride’s Well

Some of you enjoyed a film made by my son about the Dome of Home church in the Wirral. Here’s another he has made, this time about the oldest site of continuous Christian pilgrimage in Great Britain, St Winefride’s Well. … Continue reading

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Our loyalty and love for the Pope

Homily at Mass for the Meeting of the National Council of the Union of Catholic Mothers, Swanwick, 14th May 2013 A student drew my attention to a video clip on YouTube where a series of people were interviewed on the street … Continue reading

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