Friday 28 February 2014

A new initiative in south Devon.

Buckfast Abbey is inaugurating a new School of the New Evangelisation: the School of the Annunciation. Check out this new foundation on their website.

Thursday 27 February 2014

The touch of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Father's address to the Congregation for Bishops feels like a grace of the Holy Spirit. Cardinal Pell said at the outset that the Cardinals had chosen a good candidate for Pope; a great grace to the Church will flow from this address.

The annual St Margaret Clitherow Pilgrimage, York.

This year's Pilgrimage to honour the 'Pearl of York', St Margaret Clitherow, takes place on Saturday 29th March 2014. The Pilgrimage begins with Holy Mass at 1.30pm in St Wilfred's Church, by the Minster, and is followed by a procession through the city, passing by the shrine in The Shambles, and returning to St Wilfred's Church for Benediction.
The above photo shows nos 10 and 11 in The Shambles, the shops which have been identified as the actual butcher's shop owed by Margaret's husband. The shrine is opposite these shops.

Saturday 22 February 2014

What is the New Evangelisation?

How are we to understand this expression which is being used so much today. A talk given by Fr Richard Aladics on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm in St Ignatius Parish Centre, Ossett, WF5 0DQ. All welcome.

Friday 21 February 2014

What has happened to love in Europe?

The heart of Christian morality is Christ himself: love me and you will keep the commandments. If we find that we are not living any one of the commandments, for instance, "You shall not kill", then we need to go back to Christ and see how we can live Him more perfectly.

Wednesday 12 February 2014


Apologies for the silence from this Blog over the last couple of weeks. Yes, I have been busy, but on top of that my mother has been very poorly and my time has been much divided between work and visits to attend to her. As a consequence the Blog has suffered; I hope to resume posting in due course.