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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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Real love

Found this on The Deacon’s Bench.  A sincere man with a striking message about love:

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Pontificate of Pope Francis is to be consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima

Report from the Sanctuary of Fatima dated 11 April 2013. On their website: As an answer to the request of the Pope to the Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal José Policarpo, asking that he consecrate the Pope’s Pontificate to Our … Continue reading

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Photos of Pope Francis at Easter Sunday Mass

I’m afraid this is now the third post with pictures taken by my son! These are from today’s Easter Sunday Mass, so I hope you enjoy looking at them.   For a full set, please visit    

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Good Friday service led by Pope Francis

Here are some photographs of today’s Good Friday service in St Peter’s Basilica, which my son Philip took. Pope Francis presided over the liturgy, and many Cardinals and Bishops were present. A few more photos will be uploaded tomorrow at … Continue reading

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Stay here and keep watch with me

In Rome, there is a tradition of visiting seven ‘Altars of Repose’ on Maundy Thursday. Different Churches decorate these in their own way. These are the seven Churches we visited this evening after the Mass of the Last Supper.   … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies asks Shrewsbury faithful to stand united with Pope Francis

The Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, in welcoming the election of Pope Francis, is asking the Catholics of his diocese to stand united with the new Pope. The Pope is neither a celebrity nor a politician but … Continue reading

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