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Monday, 8 December 2014

8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Click here to hear a young friar chant
Tota pulchra es Maria
before a statue of Our Lady.
 
La Purísima Inmaculada Concepción
by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1678)
in the Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.

Tota pulchra es, Maria.
Tota pulchra es, Maria.
Et macula originalis non est in te.
Et macula originalis non est in te.
Tu gloria Ierusalem.
Tu laetitia Israel.
Tu honorificentia populi nostri.
Tu advocata peccatorum.
O Maria.
O Maria.
Virgo prudentissima.
Mater clementissima.
Ora pro nobis.
Intercede pro nobis ad Dominum Jesum Christum.

Thou art all fair, O Mary.
Thou art all fair, O Mary.
And the original stain is not in thee.
And the original stain is not in thee.
Thou art the glory of Jerusalem.
Thou, the joy of Israel.
Thou art the honour of our people.
Thou art the advocate of sinners.
O Mary.
O Mary.
Virgin most prudent.
Mother most tender.
Pray for us.
Intercede for us with Jesus Christ our Lord.

Friday, 28 November 2014

There's no need for Black Friday! The Saviour is here!

 
 
This Friday don't worship
at the temples and altars of Mammon.
Worship the one, true, living God
and get to Mass instead!
 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Pope Benedict Speaks - Can dialogue substitute for mission?


 
Message of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
for the naming of the reformed Aula Magna
of the Pontifical Urbaniana University

October 21, 2014
"The Risen Lord gave this task to his Apostles, and through them disciples of every time, to carry his Word to the ends of the earth and to make all men his disciples. ... But is this still possible? Many ask this question, both inside and outside the Church. Is this mission really possible in the world as it is today? Would it not be more appropriate that all religions get together and work together for the cause of peace in the world? The counter-question is: Can dialogue substitute for mission? Today many have the idea, in effect, that religions should respect each other, and, in dialogue with each other, become a common force for peace. ...

This is, however, lethal to faith. In fact, faith loses its binding character and seriousness, if everything is reduced to symbols that are at the end interchangeable, capable of referring only from afar to the inaccessible mystery of the divine."
H/t:- [Translation by Fr. Richard G. Cipolla, DPhil]

 

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Greatest Persecution of the Church Comes not from Her Enemies Without, but Arises from...Within



On the journey to Fatima in 2010,  Pope Benedict noted that the message of Fatima is still ongoing and that the greatest threat to the Church comes from not from outside but from within the Church: he stated:-

 " Consequently, I would say that, here too, beyond this great vision of the suffering of the Pope, which we can in the first place refer to Pope John Paul II, an indication is given of realities involving the future of the Church, which are gradually taking shape and becoming evident. So it is true that, in addition to moment indicated in the vision, there is mention of, there is seen, the need for a passion of the Church.... As for the new things which we can find in this message today, there is also the fact that attacks on....the Church come not only from without, but the sufferings of the Church come precisely from within the Church, from the sin existing within the Church. This too is something that we have always known, but today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from...within the Church, and that the Church thus has a deep need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn forgiveness on the one hand, but also the need for justice.

 Forgiveness does not replace justice. In a word, we need to relearn precisely this essential: conversion, prayer, penance and the theological virtues. This is our response, we are realists in expecting that evil always attacks, attacks from within and without, yet that the forces of good are also ever present and that, in the end, the Lord is more powerful than evil and Our Lady is for us the visible, motherly guarantee of God’s goodness, which is always the last word in history."

Taken from http://www.vatican.va.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Young Catholic Adults Douai Weekend 2014 - Photographs




                                    Solemn High Mass of Our Lady
 

Dominican Rite Vespers with
the Scola Gregoriana of Cambridge
Fr. Goddard FSSP  - Talk
 

Dominican Rite Sung Mass 


Dominican Rite Sung Mass - Communion
                                                                                 
Fr Pearson OP - Talk

                              


For more photos please see Flikr


   







Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Young Catholic Adult 2014 Weekend at Douai Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
                                             

Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.

Amen.

--Venerable Pope Pius XII

Farewell Fr Bede!

Fr Bede Rowe is known to Young Catholic Adults not least because of the LMS Walsingham pilgrimages he led in 2011, 2012 and 2013. His work amongst Catholic youth is well known: he has recently returned from being Chaplain to an English Catholic boys' boarding school for the past three years in the Vendée in France, Chavagnes International College. He has also led the Chavagnes Scouts Chapter at the Chartres Pilgrimage for the last four years.

SACHERTORTE FOR FR BEDE ROWE
 
Therefore, it was no surprise then that despite only having short notice, many attended the Solemn High Mass celebrated by Fr Bede on Sunday 7th September which took place at St Dominic's, Dursley. A number of Fr Bede's ex parishioners from Cheltenham and Warminster also made it to the Mass, staying afterwards for refreshments in the hall, and bade him a fond farewell.
 
We, in the Diocese of Clifton, will miss him and we thank him for his tireless work. Clifton's loss will be Hexham and Newcastle's gain! Au revoir!

L-R: FR ANDREW GOODMAN, FR ALEXANDER REDMAN AND FR BEDE ROWE
LEAVE THE SANCTUARY AND ENTER THE SACRISTY AFTER MASS
 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel





The Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been in existence for approximately 700 years. It is said that , Saint Simon Stock, General of the Carmelite Order in the thirteenth century, saw Our Lady in a vision in 1251 and presented him with the well-known brown scapular, a garment, reaching from the shoulders to the knees. It was given as a guarantee, for all who died wearing it, of Her heavenly protection from eternal damnation.

Devotion to the Scapular spread post haste throughout the Christendom. Pope after successive Pope enriched it with various indulgences, and there were many miracles associated with it .

In 1858 at Lourdes, Bernadette said that the Virgin appeared on July 16th, the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (which was the very day the Church commemorates Her appearance to Saint Simon Stock). On October 13, 1917, at Fatima the three Shepard children – Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco stated that Mary appeared to them as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In a general sense, wearing the Scapular is a sign of someone’s commitment and devotion to Our Lady.

Individuals can be enrolled in the Scapular after the YCA High Mass and Marian Procession on Saturday 20th September 2014 in the Parish Church at Douai Abbey. 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel – pray for us.

Timetable for Young Catholic Adults/Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge Douai Weekend 19-21 Sept 2014

 
 
 



Timetable for Young Catholic Adults/Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge
 Douai Weekend 19-21 Sept 2014
 

Theme of the Weekend

True conversion of the Soul :-“We undertake to convert our hearts to the horizons of grace,” - Pope Benedict XVI.

Friday - Feast of St. Januarius 3rd  Class - Red

5-6pm Arrival
6:55pm Supper
8pm-8.30pm Rosary or Chant Workshop -
8:40 Sung Dominican Compline after Workshop
9pm: Social


Saturday – Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday 4th Class - White

8-9am Breakfast
9-9:40am - Chant workshop followed by practice
9:45am 1st Talk
John Pridmore –“ Gangland to the Promised Land” hear John’s conversion story.
11am: High Mass in the Parish Church
( EF Roman Rite Gregorian Chant )
12.00pm: Marian Procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima around the extensive grounds  of Douai Abbey, followed by enrolment into the Brown Scapular and a sung Litiya
1-2pm: Lunch
2-3pm: 2nd Talk
Fr. Matthew Goddard– “Striving for Holiness”
3-4pm: Chant workshop
[4-4.30pm: Chant rehearsal for Schola Gregoriana]
4.30-5.30 pm: 3rd Talk – Fr. Gregory Pearson OP
– “Initial conversion”
5:30-6pm Free time

6-6.30pm: Vespers in Dominican Rite
6:55pm Supper
7.30-8:30pm: Rosary Adoration, Bedediction and Confessions
8.30pm: Social

Sunday 15th Sunday after Pentecost - Green

8-9am Breakfast
9am-9:45am: Schola Gregoriana rehearsal
10:30am: Sung/High Mass
( EF Dominican Rite, Gregorian Chant)
11:45am-12:40pm: 4th Talk – Fr. Gregory Pearson – “Ongoing Conversion”
12:45-1pm Rosary
1pm: Lunch
2pm: Finish

 

 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Young Catholic Adults Weekend 2014 Latest -There have been a COUPLE of cancellations so booking has recommenced temporarily



(There have been a COUPLE of cancellations so booking has recommenced temporarily).

Cottages (student style dormitory accommodation) ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Guest House (mostly single rooms - hotel style accommodation) £60 per person per night (incl. food). It's possible to stay just for the Saturday night.

Day Guests. For those wishing to come for the day on Saturday or Sunday - please bring a packed lunch. It will not be possible to provide food in the Guest Refectory for people coming for the day.

Please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/yca-douai-2014 to book!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Beautiful song to Our Lady on her feast day

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
 
For something truly angelic to celebrate this beautiful feast of Our Lady, please take the time to listen to this Russian/Armenian 11 year old, Viktoria (Vika) Oganisyan, sing Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini (1551-1618).
 
 
May Our Blessed Mother bless you this day and always!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury

LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury
 
Joachim and Anne
 
Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form
  Monday 8th September
11 am
Church of Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury
Magdalene Street 
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 9EJ

The Celebrant will be Father Bede Rowe.

All are welcome.

Tea and coffee will be available afterwards in the church hall.
Please bring a packed lunch.

Farewell Mass for Father Bede Rowe

FAREWELL MASS FOR FATHER BEDE ROWE
 
Sunday 7th September at 5.30 pm
Solemn High Mass
St Dominic's Catholic Church, Dursley, Gloucestershire. 
Refreshments after Mass in the church hall. 
 
 
This will be Father Bede Rowe's last Mass in the Clifton Diocese for the foreseeable future, apart from the LMS Glastonbury Pilgrimage on the next day (cf next blog post), so please do come along to bid him a fond farewell.

To keep abreast of his adventures, one can follow his blog
A Chaplain Abroad.