A pastoral letter for Lent: “super omnia caritas”

Fr Jerome in his capacity as Metropolitan for the Province of Europe has issued a pastoral letter “Above all charity” to all the faithful about great and holy Lent. You can read it here, or download a PDF by clicking SUPER OMNIA CARITAS SUPER OMNIA CARITAS Carissime in Christo “Above all charity[1]” summarises the apostolic…

Traditional Latin Masses this weekend…

Friday 01 November: ALL SAINTS DAY (Holy day of obligation) Brighton Mass Centre: Low Mass with Hymns 6pm Celebrant & Homilest: HE Mgr Jerome Lloyd OSJV Buxted Mass Centre: Low Mass 5.30am Celebrant: Fr Andrew Scurr Saturday 02 November: ALL SOULS DAY Brighton Mass Centre: Requiem Masses 10am 10.45am 11.30am Celebrant: HE Mgr Jerome Lloyd OSJV Buxted…

Finding silence…

The following demonstrates a simple exercise that those for whom I’m a spiritual director will recognise and even those whom I have directed musically will recognise some of the technique. Its true that there is too little silence in our contemporary lives – recreationally there is a tendency to fill our time with more noise,…

I’m Blogging again…

My apologies to Followers of this blog for the lack of posting of late – becoming a Bishop and then Archbishop has rather overtaken my time and energy for the last couple of months since Easter! Photo-Videos of my Consecration and later Inauguration are available below. I’d like to THANK EVERYONE who has prayed for…

On Holy Communion during Holy Week

As we prepare to celebrate the salvific events in the history of our salvation, it perhaps is opportune to revisit Dom Gueranger’s excellent reflection on receiving Holy Communion during this particularly significant season. The Provost By Dom Prosper Gueranger OSB The holy Mass is the true sacrifice, of which the sacrifices of the old Law…

Today’s Feast: The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On the Friday before Palm Sunday, and on Sept. 15, the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary are commemorated in the Liturgy. The Sorrowful Mother has always merited within The Church a particular devotion from whence she is called: Queen of Martyrs and Comforter of the Afflicted. The Church commemorates by two Feasts the martyrdom…

Today’s Feast: The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A tradition, which has come down from the apostolic ages, tells us that the great mystery of the Incarnation was achieved on the twenty-fifth day of March. It was at the hour of midnight, when the most holy Virgin was alone and absorbed in prayer, that the Archangel Gabriel appeared before her, and asked her,…

Carissimi… Today…

A reminder that Stations of the Cross are being offered at the Annexe Sanctuary from 930am followed by Mass at 1030am. There are also some spaces in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil that need cover…  http://vigilcalendar.com/brighton-uk Following Mass the traditional veiling of Crosses and other sacred images will take place in preparation for Passiontide…

Today’s Saint: St Benedict, Abbot & Co-Patron of Europe

Overrun by half-civilized pagan and Arian hordes during the fifth century, Italy and the entire Mediterranean world was falling back into barbarism. The Church was torn by conflict, city and country alike were made desolate by war and pillage, violence was rampant among Christians as well as heathen. During this anarchic time appeared one of…