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July 30, 2023

Summer reading: Vermeer’s Angel

A publisher, an editor, a novelist and an academic comment on a Catholic novel just released.


He survived Hiroshima. He escaped East-Germany. Will he elude the Church?

Deceased art expert Ken Kokura seemingly reappears in Japan, upsetting the plans of priestly diplomats. They fear, lest a ruthless schemer may have stolen his identity. How far will that possible super spy dare to go to subvert Church policy? The answer may be hidden in Vermeer’s celebrated paintings.

Against […]

July 18, 2023

Happy 35th anniversary FSSP

Today, 18 July 2023, is the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter by a dozen priests at the Abbey of Hauterive in Switzerland on 18 July 1988.

Schedule at St Mary’s Shrine on Tuesday 18 July 2023:

35th anniversary of Foundation of FSSP in Switzerland; St. Camillus de Lellis, Confessor:

  • 12:10pm Holy Mass
  • 5:00pm Vespers
  • 6:00pm Holy Mass

Act of Foundation

Published 18 July 1988

[Original: French]

By this act the undersigned clerics found the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter as […]

July 7, 2023

Ladies’ Vocation Discernment Day

Facebook page for this event here.

Sat 29 July 2023: 10:00am-5:00pm. For single Catholic Ladies 18+ (under 18 welcome if accompanied by responsible adult family member), at St Mary’s Shrine Church, WA1 2NS, Warrington.

Conferences on discernment, celibacy and prayer, with Sr Mari Caritas (then visiting from Minneapolis, erstwhile from St Mary’s Shrine) and Fr de Malleray, FSSP. Free. Bring your picnic.

Bookings: stmaryssecretary@fssp.org.

SCHEDULE:10am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament10:15am First Conference11:30am Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Rosary and Confessions12:10pm Holy Mass1pm Shared picnic lunch2pm […]

June 28, 2023

Dowry No58 Summer Issue Online

In this issue:

Editorial: Why June is Humility Month

Fr de Malleray considers that the month of the Sacred Heart is also that of the Holy Eucharist with Corpus Christi. The example of St Francis of Assisi whose humility is universally acknowledged shows a little spoken-off connection between the saint and the Holy Eucharist.

Prayerful Pro-Life Witness

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, the courageous young woman who was arrested for praying silently outside an abortuary, explains why bearing […]

June 13, 2023


Great Catholic holiday for Boys, and Girls, in the Peak District. Organised and staffed by our Fraternity, with the help of lay staff.

Please tell your friends urgently as the deadline is looming ahead! Spread the word now!

  • The St Peter’s Summer Camp for Boys runs 7-12 August (see pics here and Facebook Event here)
  • The St Petronilla Summer Camp for Girls runs 14-19 August (see pics here and Facebook Event here)

The cost is £200 […]

June 11, 2023

What’s on this week – First Holy Communion, Adult Catechism, SS Peter and Paul

Sunday 11th June 2023—External Solemnity of Corpus Christi

 MASS INTENTIONSSunday 11th June 8.30 am Fr Seth Phipps12.30 pm Private intention

 CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONPlease pray for the children who will be making their First Holy Communion today both here in Bedford and atChesham Bois. HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATIONThursday 29th June St Peter and St Paul—Mass 7.30 pmADULT CATECHISMNext Saturday 17th June at 7 pm in the Patrick Donegan room — a further talk by Fr Phipps on the SevenCapital Vices. Pizza […]

June 2, 2023

What’s on this week – June Holydays, Adult Catechism, First Holy Communion

MASS INTENTIONSSunday 4th June 8.30 am Holy Souls12.30 pm Private intentionThursday 8th June 7.30 pm Helena Lovegrove

CONFESSIONS Saturdays 3 pm—5 pm HOLYDAYS OF OBLIGATION IN JUNEThursday 8th June Corpus Christi—Mass 7.30 pmThursday 29th June St Peter and St Paul—Mass 7.30 pm FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONPlease pray for the children who will be making their First Holy Communion next Sunday 11th June (External Solemnity of Corpus Christi) both here in Bedford and at Chesham Bois. NEXT ADULT CATECHISMSaturday 17th June at 7 pm in the […]