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…Continue
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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…Continue
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
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Lord have mercy on us.
Christ have mercy…
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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.
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:…Continue
WILLIAM EMMANUEL KETTELER (1811-1877)
MY PRIESTHOOD AND A STRANGER
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,…
Fr Kimball sent this for our eddification - Ido hope it may benefit your family too.
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…
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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Happy Easter - I had some wonderful news about 2 young ladies about to test their vocations and a good friend of ours is to be received into the church - The generosity of these youngsters lifts your spirits!
Yesterday (Friday 12th Feb) on the feast of the venerable George Haydock (PPR Tyburn Martyr - 1584) I went with Elizabeth, my Canadian friend, to Tyburn Convent, just a short way from Marble Arch, where the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Monmatre live out a life of constant Adoration of the Holy Eucharist. There I met some old friends including Philip Efans a reformation saint of Cardiff of a previous pilgrimage. The timing was all so appropriate I had just finished my first 9 Fridays. St…Continue
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Please pray for me. I start my Ignatian Retreat on Monday, if I pause and think for a minute, I'm feeling a bit gloomy about it. Thanks.