With the FSSP UK priests’ meeting underway at St Mary’s Shrine, the church will be open late for Vespers at 6pm on Wednesday 7th February and then early for an extra Mass being said at 7:30am on Thursday 8th (in addition to the usual 12:10pm Mass).
In fact there are likely to be several Masses being offered at the various altars at 7:30am Thursday, so if you wish to be surrounded by Jesus’ Real Presence, please do come! It will be the Feast of St John of Matha, who in the 12th century, for God’s glory, founded an order to rescue slaves. Ever since Exodus, God loves to free slaves!
Deus, qui per sanctum Ioánnem órdinem sanctíssimæ Trinitátis ad rediméndum de potestáte Saracenórum captívos cǽlitus institúere dignátus es: præsta quǽsumus; ut, eius suffragántibus méritis, a captivitáte córporis et ánimæ, te adiuvánte, liberémur. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.
|Let us pray.
O God, Who graciously and by divine means founded through blessed John, the Order of the Most Holy Trinity to ransom captives from the hands of the Saracens, grant, we beseech You, that through Your help and the merits of his prayers we may be freed body and soul from captivity. Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
(Indulgence 100 days)