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January 17, 2021

Our Lady Appears and Peace is Granted

Today, 150th anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparition at Pontmain. In our times of gloom and doom at home and abroad, let our hope be kindled again through the wondrous account of the Pontmain Apparition. It was winter like now, the national situation was desperate like now, adults and children prayed, led by their priests, and Our Lady gave the message: “But pray, my children. God will hear you in time. My Son allows Himself to be touched. “

From Wikipedia, the […]

January 6, 2021

Better Catholic education

Yes, we want better Catholic education for our little ones!Now is the time to visit:

✅Are you among the 99% of Catholic parents currently homeschooling during the lockdown?🧐Would you be interested in a Classical Hybrid academy?😍Have you seen our latest video?💻Are you free for an hour on 22nd January?

Then register your interest in our Virtual Open Day!

As well as the centre in Bedfordshire, there’s been interest to open an RCA in:

– Warrington– South East (Sevenoaks area)– South East London

December 18, 2020

Annual Vocation Weekend

Fri 29 Jan 2021 at 17:00 – Sun 31 Jan 2021 at 14:00

St Mary’s Priory, Smith Street, Warrington WA1 2NS, England

[Obviously subject to Covid regulations in January: check our website for updates.]

Is God calling ME? Matrimony, celibacy, monastery, seminary, Fraternity?

If you are a single Catholic man between 18 and 29 years of age, come and discern with us at St Mary’s Priory & Church. Shrine Rector Fr de Malleray, FSSP will lead the Weekend, assisted by […]

December 12, 2020

Reading Bulletin – 3 week edition, 13 December – 2 January

Our latest newsletter, with Mass times and activities is here

Please note especially the times for Masses at Christmas:

Bedford: Midnight Mass, and 8.30am (Dawn Mass of Christmas)

Reading: Midnight Mass (Sung), and 11am (Day Mass of Christmas)

Chesham Bois: 8am (Dawn Mass of Christmas – Sung)

There will also be a Holy Hour followed by a Sung Mass at Midnight on New Year’s Day in Reading.

November 28, 2020

Dowry Mag Autumn 2020 now ONLINE!

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Click here to open the 20-page pdf.

In this issue:        

Editorial: Gloom versus Glow

I Go To The King!

The Philosophy of Christendom

Sharing our Roman Traditions

A Very Priestly Fraternity

Schools of Prayer

The Privilege of Motherhood

Good Books For All As Christmas Presents

Three Books On Priestly Spirituality

Catholic Novels: When Fiction
Illustrates Faith

History And Spirituality Books For All

Support Our Apostolate

November 14, 2020

Free the Holy Souls: another fortnight!

Reminder: the restrictions imposed by the Government prevent many faithful from meeting the usual conditions to gain the plenary indulgences on behalf of the Holy Souls in Purgatory during this month of November. Thankfully the Holy See has granted more flexible conditions, allowing nearly every one to help one or several holy souls enter heaven this month.

In particular, entering a church or a cemetery is now dispensed with. One can gain the indulgence from home if unable to travel to […]

November 5, 2020

Suspension of Public Worship

As you will be aware, the Government’s new lockdown legislation calls for the cessation of public worship. Please sign this petition and write to your local MP to challenge this blatant and unnecessary violation of liberty. You will be pleased to note that the Bishops Conference has challenged the Government on this point, as have several bishops including Bishop Egan. Please pray that these restrictions are lifted quickly.

During the lockdown, we will strive to keep the founts […]