Sanguis martyrum semen Christianorum

Today, in the Hagiologion of the Order, recalls the death of Abbot Matthew Mackerell, abbot of our order’s abbey of Barlings and titular bishop of Chalcedon, who was put to death for the faith under Henry VIII at Tyburn, London.

Through the work of Divine Providence there now exists on that very site a Benedictine convent devoted to Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Tyburn Convent was established for this end and also to pray, through the intercession of the English Martyrs, for the conversion of England.

Prayers for conversion of England can be found here.

Fr. Prior and other members of the community had the delight of returning to Tyburn Convent this week for the solemn profession of Mother Mary Columcille.

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Mother’s cake!

 

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