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A precious gift; a treasure to be shared

It is only really now, seven years after Anglicanorum Coetibus, that it is finally becoming apparent what the treasures are that the Anglican tradition has to share with the Church. We have had to wait for work on the new Missal to be completed, and then for the approval of the CDW and CDF, and […]

A change in direction.

Ad Orientem has been big in the news (Catholic news, anyway) recently. Cardinal Sarah’s interview and subsequent talk at the Sacra Liturgia, suggesting that ad orientem in the Ordinary form, at least at the Eucharistic prayer, should be the norm caused many responses. His invitation to begin this in Advent, to allow preparation time and […]

Sitting at the feet of Jesus: Homily for 17th July 2016.

“Man does not live by bread alone but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” In our Old Testament reading we encounter the theme of hospitality. Hospitality has been important for many cultures across many years. St Paul talks of hospitality as a gift of the Spirit. Many argue that Sodom’s greatest […]

Pilgrimage to the tomb of St Philip Howard, Arundel

Tomorrow many people from the Ordinariate, especially those from the Kent and Sussex groups will be traveling on pilgrimage to Arundel. This is part of the Called to be…programme for this year. This is the timetable for the day: 11.00am Confessions start at the Fitzalan Chapel. We will access the chapel via the High Street […]

Our home in England.

Several of our group travelled up to Norfolk for the Ordinariate pilgrimage to Walsingham on 25th June. (We forgot our camera so the official pictures can be found on the Ordinariate Flickr page) At our arrival at the Shrine, having walked the Holy Mile out of the village, we were welcomed by Mgr John Armitage. […]

Orientation to the Cross: Fr Neil’s Homily for 12th Sunday in Ordinary time.

We cannot begin to properly speak of the ‘Christ of God’, from today’s gospel, without reference to the Cross. Indeed if we are to follow Jesus we can only do so if we are willing to take up the cross ourselves. It is only by losing ourselves, our life, in the cross that we will […]