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August 15, 2017

The Santa Marija Convoy and Malta – 75 years ago today

On the Feast of the Assumption, 1942, the SS Ohio limped into Valletta’s Grand Harbour, carrying the fuel needed to save Malta from surrendering to the Nazis. The full story of Operation Pedestal is below, courtesy of Charles Debono and published in thebTimes of Malta here.   Salve Regina / Sliema Ghalik, Sultana! As Malta edged inevitably towards starvation and surrender in the summer of 1942, a major naval undertaking was being put in train to enable Malta to survive. […]

August 11, 2017

The Assumption of Our Lady – 15th August

A reminder that Low Mass is on Tuesday 15th August, at 7:30pm at Christ the King Church, Bedford MK42 0SP. All are welcome! Below is a reflection from Blessed John Henry Newman: Our Lady … died in private. It became Him who died for the world, to die in the world’s sight; it became the Great Sacrifice to be lifted up on high, as a light that could not be hid. But she, the lily of Eden, who had always […]

August 4, 2017

Transfiguration Mass this Sunday

This Sunday’s Mass coincides with the Feast  of the Transfiguration, one of the Luminous Mysteries. Here is a sermon of St Leo the Great, from the excellent New Advent website http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/360351.htm : I. Peter’s confession shown to lead up to the Transfiguration The Gospel lesson, dearly-beloved, which has reached the inner hearing of our minds through our bodily ears, calls us to the understanding of a great mystery, to which we shall by the help of God’s grace the better attain, […]