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Good Friday

And can it be that I should gain An int’rest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! how can it be That Thou, my God, shouldst

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Maundy Thursday

Of the glorious body telling, O my tongue, its mysteries sing. And the blood, all price excelling, Which the world’s eternal King, In a noble womb once dwelling, Shed for this world’s ransoming. Given for us, for us descending, Of

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At the Cross Her station keeping

We were going to post another hymn today, but, in view of recent events at Notre Dame de Paris… At the cross her station keepingstood the mournful Mother weeping,where he hung, the dying Lord;for her soul, of joy bereavèd,bowed with

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Palm Sunday & The Donkey

Today seems an appropriate day to share G. K. Chesterton’s poem on the donkey. When fishes flew and forests walked   And figs grew upon thorn,Some moment when the moon was blood   Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and sickening cry   And

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Chrism Mass at Warwick Street

Here are a couple of photos of the Chrism Mass, celebrated by HE Archbishop Edward Adams, the Apostolic Nuncio to the Court of St. James. The church was full, with about 70 clergy in attendance: the vast majority of the

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Bl. John Henry Newman: Second Miracle confirmed!

This excellent news has reached the offices of the Friends, via the Birmingham Oratory:

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J. M. Neale

Today is the birthday, in 1818 of J. M. Neale. Arguably one of the most influential members of the Oxford Movement that has reached down to our times: who could fail to sing “Creator of the stars of night” without

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Three New Deacons for the Ordinariate!

Last Saturday, the Right Rev’d John Wilson, titular bishop of Lindisfarne and auxiliary in Westminster, ordained to the diaconate three men for the diaconate, at the request of the Ordinary of the UK Ordinariate, The Right Rev’d Keith Newton. The

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Advent

With the start of the new liturgical year, it seems to make sense to begin a new series of posts here on our website. This is an excellent opportunity to make more people aware of one of the most popular

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Shakespeare the Catholic Sympathiser

One of our honorary vice-presidents, Clare, Countess of Oxford & Asquith, has written before on Shakepeare’s Catholic sympathies. Lady Asquith has recently advanced a new reading of the Rape of Lucretia, in light of Catholic persecution. You can read more

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