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Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is an icon, painted on wood, and seems to have originated around the thirteenth century.  Traditionally, the image is also known as “Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.”  The icon (about 54 x … Continue reading

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Padre Pio’s Christmas Meditation

Appearing in volume four of the Italian-language edition of Padre Pio’s letters, this essay was taken from Padre Pio’s hand-written notebooks. Far into the night, at the coldest time of the year, in a chilly grotto, more suitable for a flock … Continue reading

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German Politician: “Cardinal Woelki, Cardinal Marx, where are you now, depraved, disgusting hypocrites!”

From The Eponymous Flower blog: Former Bild on Sunday editor-in-chief and current AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) politician Nicolaus Fest has unleashed sharp criticism of the churches, because they are silent on the JUSO extension for abortion until the 9th month. … Continue reading

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Father Hermann Cohen’s Mother

The following reflection is taken from an email sent by a close friend who is happy for me to share it with our readers: There is much talk of late about the final destiny and salvation of those who have … Continue reading

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‘A gravely critical moment’: Catholic scholars call on bishops to support the four cardinals

From The Catholic Herald: Twenty-three Catholic scholars and pastors, three of them Oxford University academics, have given their names to a statement in support of the “four cardinals”, after the cardinals’ request to Pope Francis to clarify his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The scholars … Continue reading

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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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