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Evensong for Bl John Henry Newman

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St Margaret Ward:The Pearl of Tyburn

We are taken today back to the reign of Elizabeth I, and the notorious Tyburn Tree. And the martyr Margaret Ward. It is quite an exciting tale, full of derring do, crossing and double crossing, daring escapes and plots, and

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St David Lewis, SJ

We remain in the grip of the Titus Oates Conspiracy of the late 1670s and meet David Lewis, the last Welshman to be slain for the Faith. Unlike his cousin St. John Kemble, Lewis was not born a Catholic; his

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St John Wall & St John Kemble

We return once again to the Titus Oates Plot of the 1600s, and two more martyrs called John; one a secular and the other a Franciscan. St John Wall, OFM John Wall was born in Lancashire, that great bastion of

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Alfred Hope Patten

It is arguable that the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham would not exist as it currently does (at least not by name, and would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?), were it not for the life’s

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St. Philip Evans & St. John Lloyd, Martyrs of Wales.

The Roman Martyology records no fewer than 60 saints who bear the name John, and no fewer than 13 Philips. This is by no means a complete list, and many good and holy men and women who have not been

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St John Plessington

Continuing our series on the forty canonised martyrs of England & Wales 20th July: St. John Plessington It is, as we have said before, so very easy to lump the martyrs of England and Wales together in one solid mass

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Happy Feast of St. Benedict

On this feast of St. Benedict, we rejoice in the gift to the church of the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, formerly of the Anglican Community of St. Mary the Virgin, Wantage and now part of the Ordinariate. The

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