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Adventures with G K Chesterton and John Henry Newman

On Saturday we went to see a play put on by Oxford University Chaplaincy called "the Suprise" by G K Chesterton. It was a fantastic introduction to G K Chesterton and the concept of free will. 

Littlemore College gave a talk on Beauty and Newman - I wasn't really clever enough to understand it all but the nature of the hidden, veiled sacramental beauty was extraordinary, it was followed by a music recital - some Beethoven and Mozart 

I would consider both talks an aid…


Added by Kate Jackson on February 23, 2018 at 9:08am — No Comments

St Thomas Aquinas novena link


Just in case I forget where it is in time for February

Added by Kate Jackson on January 21, 2018 at 7:53am — 9 Comments

Rosary Novena

My lads finish school this year and the prospect of sending them out into the world seems an awesome responsibility. A conversation with a  pal and then several other who had similar concerns led us to decide to hand it all over to Our Lady through a Rosary Novena.
Many thanks to this group for storing all the information and the chart so that I can hand it on to others. We start tomorrow:
1st January (Feast of the Circumcision) - 23rd February (Feast…

Added by Kate Jackson on December 31, 2017 at 5:58am — 72 Comments

In Reparation for the Reformation and the Pope's behaviour

On the 29th November, 2017 My two sons and I visited Tyburn Convent, just a couple of yards from Marble Arch in the centre of London to venerate the Tyburn Martyrs including St Edmund Campion, St Ralph Sherwin, St Alexander Briant plus Fr Somers, and Fr Heath all executed for their Catholic faith:

The Litany to the Forty English and Welsh Martyrs

To Obtain a Wide and Generous Availability of the Immemorial Roman Mass;

In Reparation…


Added by Kate Jackson on December 3, 2017 at 6:27pm — 88 Comments

Simultaneous Pilgrimages in Reparation for the Reformation

There have been talks of starting a sort of "Companions of the Reformation Martyrs" group for several months, here in the UK, we have not officially got our "act together," as such but between us we have made a mini pilgrimages to some of our favourite Martyrs. On November 15th both Abbot Richard Whiting in Glastonbury and Hugh Faringdon of Reading Abbey were visited and prayed at by St Michael's parishioners and St Saviour's parishioners simultaneously. Several of us visited their places of…


Added by Kate Jackson on November 16, 2017 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Thanks for my birthday greetings

Dear Listmates,
Thanks so much for your birthday greetings.
Lots of love
Kate xxx

Added by Kate Jackson on September 26, 2017 at 12:21am — No Comments

A Post for any Mums

A Post for any Mums,


I only home ed one A Level subject but nevertheless we seem to have got something right! Tom's first year of A Level results came through this morning and he got an A - so pleased that wading through the syllabus…


Added by Kate Jackson on August 17, 2017 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

5 remedies against sadness

I repost this because a friend I know said that it helped her when I sent it last yearand St Thomas Aquinas is popping his head up in my life quite regularly at the moment.…


Added by Kate Jackson on May 16, 2017 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Ufton Court - An Elizabethan Manor House used to hide Recusant priests during the persecution.

Tomorrow we visit Ufton Court - An Elizabethan Manor House used to hide Recusant  priests during the reformation in the UK. Please pray that we have a grace filled and safe trip.  Many thanks.

The Litany to the Forty English and Welsh Martyrs 

To Obtain a Wide and Generous Availability of the Immemorial Roman Mass

For Private Use Only

Lord have mercy on us. 

Christ have mercy…


Added by Kate Jackson on March 29, 2017 at 9:20am — No Comments

I liked this prayer

In my desire for the mundane and temporal, I forfeited the good things of eternity. Set aright my thinking, O loving Lord, and save my wretched soul from sin.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Added by Kate Jackson on November 21, 2016 at 2:59pm — 4 Comments

First Saturdays - Stairway to Heaven

I keep loosing this poster for First Saturdays file every time I have to reprint. I hope you don't mind me  posting it here:



for an internet link a similar poster here:…


Added by Kate Jackson on November 7, 2016 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

From Fr Kimball




For what we are and for our vocations. In the case of the famous Bishop Ketteler,

to a simple nun, the lowest and poorest lay sister in the convent.

The year was 1869 and a German diocesan bishop was sitting together with his guest,

Bishop Ketteler from Mainz. In the course of their conversation, the diocesan bishop came

to the topic of his guest’s extremely blessed apostolate. Yet,…


Added by Kate Jackson on October 28, 2016 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Communism Sermon

Fr Kimball sent this for our eddification - Ido hope it may benefit your family too.



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Added by Kate Jackson on October 13, 2016 at 1:40pm — 2 Comments

Thanks for my birthday wishes

Thanks for my birthday wishes everyone !

Added by Kate Jackson on September 24, 2016 at 4:32pm — 2 Comments

Lord grant us access to the Mass and the strength to face martyrdom if necessary.

29-31st was the UK Canterbury Pilgrimage. My dear husband and I made base camp and foraged for food in local supermarkets. Our 2 teenagers completed the 65 miles. Please pray that they allow God to use their strengths for His greater glory.

As a consolation prize for not being able to do the actual pilgrimage we visited St Dunstan's Church in Canterbury where King Henry II did his public penance in reparation for the crime against St Thomas a Becket. If I understood correctly inside this…


Added by Kate Jackson on August 3, 2016 at 3:39am — 6 Comments


Yesterday, I went on a reconnaissance pilgrimage with a couple of friends to try and find the medieval Pilgrim’s Trail from Winchester to Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire – UK. It would naturally lead onto Southampton, across to France and eventually to Santiago de Compostella. I offered (...and continue to ofer!!) the aches and pains of the 6 hour walk for the intentions of the people in this group.

S.t Peter and St. Paul, St. Augustine and St. Monica please prostrate yourselves…


Added by Kate Jackson on July 22, 2016 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Just an idea.....Share Prayer

It seems that if you share prayer and fasting with a friend it becomes easier. I have a "senior brain" which means that I forget things quickly. If  I make a promise to say a novena with my pal I text her she gets her reminder and I know I have done the prayer for that day... I have posted Crusader novenas on other groups that I belong to the St John Bosco one worked really well and is still bearing fruit now. 

Added by Kate Jackson on June 25, 2016 at 3:39am — 1 Comment

TLM Warriors!

Many of us make sacrifices in order to attend the TLM, but I thought that you might be edified to hear this....

My youngest boy asked of he could go to Mass 12 pm on Saturday but we could not attend or bring them back ourselves. The result of our suggestion was that three boys - one friend and his brother - were dropped off and walked 12 miles back. They prayed the rosary to help them through the tough bits.

I have to admit I was impressed we greeted them at 5:30pm with…


Added by Kate Jackson on May 14, 2016 at 2:34pm — 5 Comments

Rome 2016

Dear Fellow Crusaders,

I have a list of prayer intentions longer than your arm but over the years when there is a special event or occasion, I write them down and trot off to my nearest saint on a mini pilgrimage and have a word! This year my gorgeous, and most precious hubby offered to take me somewhere lovely to celebrate 20 years of marriage. We went to Rome and took two of our sons, many friend's intentions, including The Crusaders, plus all the lists of answered prayers. Your…


Added by Kate Jackson on May 2, 2016 at 5:58pm — 5 Comments

Exam Novena for Tom

Daily Novena


V:   In the name of the Father…     R: Amen

(Prayer of The Day)

V      Saint Thomas Aquinas,

R      Patron of Catholic universities, schools and students, I thank God for the gifts of light and Knowledge He hath bestowed on thee, which thou used to build up the Church in love. I thank God, too for the wealth and richness of…


Added by Kate Jackson on April 28, 2016 at 5:58pm — 14 Comments

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