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April 15, 2019

Notre-Dame in flames, mirror of our times.

Notre-Dame collapses in fire at the beginning of Holy Week.

Although the fire may be accidental, this looks like a symbol of our times of Catholic apostasy and Christian persecution. The flames destroying this Gothic jewel figure the culpable ‘amnesia’ of our Western elites, sabotaging the Christian legacy of Europe and further afield.

Let us pray that all may realise what the civilised world owes to the centuries of Christendom past. Let all tourists fall on their knees and become pilgrims or, more fittingly, penitents with us as Our Lord is about to die for all sinners in but four days, on Good Friday. Through pictures online, let all children for whom Notre-Dame only evoked a Disney cartoon be taught the splendour of the Truth once displayed on the divine stained glass windows, now probably lost forever.

The French Revolution had suppressed Catholic worship and turned Notre-Dame into a ‘temple to the goddess Reason’, whose part was played by a prostitute standing on the altar. Through God’s mercy and after many martyrs, Paris’ glorious cathedral was given back to the true worship of the true God, Jesus Christ. Let us beg God for the same grace to be granted us before long, not only in Notre-Dame, but all across our former Christian countries, and the world over.

As an encouragement, take a look (and pray) at the pictures of last year’s Pilgrimage of Christendom, starting from Notre-Dame every Eve of Pentecost: http://www.nd-chretiente.com/index-eng.php…

Lord Jesus, Lady Mary, have mercy!

April 13, 2019

Sacred Art at the Home Ed Guild

Earlier this month the Guild of Catholic Home Educators in Reading welcomed Brother Vincent (from the Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer’s monastery in France) who gave two classes to the children on sacred art. Brother Vincent is a native of England, and his visit coincided with the 600th anniversary of the death of his monastery’s patron, St Vincent Ferrer. Click here to see more photographs of the day.

April 3, 2019

House to buy near St Mary’s

A parishioner from St Mary’s Shrine in Warrington sent us the following advert:

 

Fully refurbished four double-bed house with large gardens. For sale or to rent with a view to buying.

8 miles from St Mary’s Shrine.

Offers around £160,000.00.

Contact: 07916578902.

 

[N.B. The picture below is for illustration purpose only.]

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March 20, 2019

Chesham Bois Catechism Day – Saturday 23rd March

Venue:
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church
30 Amersham Road
Chesham Bois
HP6 5PE

All welcome – Families are invited to stay for as much of the programme as they wish. Tea & coffee will be available in an adjacent room.

 

Activities
3pm Post-Confirmation Catechism
3.20pm Post-First Holy Communion Catechism
3.40pm Pre-First Holy Communion Catechism
4pm Holy Rosary & Benediction
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7pm Talk for Adults at the home of a local family (contact us at odonohue@fssp.org for their address)

 

 

March 11, 2019

Fr Goddard’s Installation as Parish Priest

 

Bishop Philip Egan assisted in choir at our 11am Reading Mass on Sunday 3 March. At the end of Mass he installed Fr Goddard as the first Parish Priest of the Parish of St John Fisher – another watershed moment in the life of our Parish community!

For more photos, click here.

 

March 5, 2019

Dowry 41 Spring Issue now Online

Click here to open the latest issue of our magazine.

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In this issue:

Editorial: The Great Thaw?

Former Muslims Give Thanks For Conversion

Muslim Invasion Stopped By Otranto Martyrs

A Paradigm of Unfolding

Waiting For My First Traditional Latin Mass

Finding One’s Predominant Fault

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Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus

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