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Vivat Regina!

The Prior and community of St Philip’s Canonry send our best regards and warmest salutations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 60 years as monarch. God save the Queen! We all remember with extreme fondness His Holiness’s … Continue reading

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O Jesu, what wouldst thou do with my heart?

Today in the diocese of Brentwood we celebrate the memoria of St. John Houghton – a proto-martyr of the English Reformation. He was born in Essex in 1486 and went up to Cambridge. After his graduation he became a parish … Continue reading

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More on Holy Week and Easter

Celebrating the joy of Eastertide we have just about recovered from a greatly edifying Holy Week in the canonry and our parishes. We had tenebrae during the Triduum in the canonry chapel which was attended by parishioners as well as … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Holy Father!

Today our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, celebrates his 85th birthday, and on the 19th April he will celebrate the seventh anniversary of his election as Supreme Pontiff. Congratulations Holy Father, and long may you reign! Don’t … Continue reading

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40 Days for Life

On Friday 30th March I was pleased to represent the community at the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil in Bedford Square, London. 40 Days for Life is originally an American initiative where groups of Catholics pray outside abortion clinics, hoping … Continue reading

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The Holy Name

Today we celebrate the memoria of the Holy Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Whilst at the conventual Mass in the Canonry this morning, I began to wonder what’s in a name? The liturgical feast of the Holy … Continue reading

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2012

MMXII 2012 1626 years since the conversion of Our Holy Father Augustine 1582 years since the death of Our Holy Father Augustine 932 years since the birth of Our Holy Father Norbert 897 years since the conversion of Our Holy … Continue reading

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