Category Archives: Catholic Orders and Congregations

Christ, You are the King of Glory

We don’t get to hear many Te Deums these days, even after the reform of the reform. This is the last Sunday, the Solemnity of Christ the King,  that we can hear a Te Deum before Advent commences, when a … Continue reading

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The Brisbane Oratory in Formation

  And now for something slightly different. Some may be surprised that the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri never made it to the Botany Bay penal settlement ever since that day when Captain (later Governor, later Admiral) … Continue reading

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Active Participation

Warm noon-day sunshine streams in through gothic windows, creating a glow in the nave of a church still heavy with incense from the previous Mass. The high altar, dressed in white for Corpus Christi, is ablaze with candles: in addition … 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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Hymns of Lent 5

  And from Thy cross embrace me with arms outstretched to save.  (From the translation by Monsignor R.A. Knox of words attributed to St Bernard) The Epistle of the Mass of Passion Sunday, 5th Sunday of Lent, in the 1962 … Continue reading

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Hymns of Lent 2

Which hymn, written by an English woman religious who lived most of her life in the Liverpool region, and which is usually sung to a melody by a former Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral, has probably been more popular among … Continue reading

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Mother Antonia Brenner, RIP

From the telegraph.co.uk, 23 Oct 2013: Mother Antonia Brenner, who has died aged 86, was a twice-divorced former Hollywood socialite and mother of seven who, in 1977, gave away most of her possessions, put on a homemade nun’s habit and … Continue reading

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St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa by Bernini A Guest Post, kindly written by William Ockham. Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus. Teresa was a Carmelite nun, writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of … Continue reading

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LMS Oxford Pilgrimage

Scenes from last year’s pilgrimage This Saturday, 19th October, is the Latin Mass Society’s Oxford Pilgrimage in honour of Oxford’s Catholic Martyrs. For more details please see Dr Shaw’s piece here.

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A new initiative from the Dominicans

From those excellent Chaps at GodzDogz. This is a new initiative from the Dominicans to reach out to younger people to help support younger people as they transition from education to adult life. It all seems like a very good … Continue reading

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Ss Jean de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues

From the Catholic Herald: The 32-year-old French Jesuit Jean de Brébeuf travelled to New France in North America in 1625. He worked with the Huron, an Iroquoian tribe famous for their ferocity, with whom the French settlers traded.

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Hymn in honour of Blessed John Henry Newman

From the Birmingham Oratory website: The 9th of October is the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman, the founder of the English Oratory. A new Latin hymn in his honour has been commissioned by the Birmingham Oratory and composed by Fr.John … Continue reading

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Some belated congratulations

Fr Michael Mary On Monday, Very Rev. Fr Michael Mary, F.SS.R. celebrated 35 years as a priest of God. Ad multos annos! May God bless you Father and grant you many more years for the exercise of your sacred ministry. … Continue reading

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A statement from the Friars of the Immaculate

With thanks to Frere Rabit for pointing this out: “… all others expressing concern about thesituation with FFI, please read the following statement made four hours ago. The source is Fr. Rosario M. Sammarco, fi, who is in charge of … Continue reading

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More on the FFI

We are grateful to the journalists who forwarded this article to a member of the team behind this blog.  Please read this in the context of this and this. Franciscans of the Immaculate and the crisis within the Church: why … Continue reading

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