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The Jubilee of Mercy, given to us by Pope Francis, invites us to contemplate the mercy of God revealed to us in the face of Jesus, his Son. The Year runs from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016 and offers us the opportunity to reflect on how we might better radiate Read more
Catholic Bytes has created a free 6 minute audio piece to prepare pilgrims to walk through the Holy Door of Mercy in St. Peter’s Basilica. This reflection may be accessed in Italian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Polish, and German at Misericordia Media
When God created Mary without the stain of original sin, He created the original Holy Door. Through this original Holy Door, opened when Mary said “yes” to the angel, all humankind can enter into the Kingdom of God.
Today is a great feast, the Immaculate Conception of Mary. It begins a Jubilee Year, the Year of Mercy. Today Pope Francis will open Read more
The attacks on Paris last Friday carried out by three teams of Daesh (IS) terrorists, claimed the lives of 129 people and left more than 350 injured, many of them critically.
The Paris attacks came just a day after a series of Daesh suicide bombs rocked Beirut, Lebanon – causing nearly 50 deaths and injuring 250.
Before the Angelus last Read more
The Retreat began with the Mass on Tuesday evening in the Church of the Annunciation.
These are personal notes and cannot be taken as a true record of what was said. They are mainly “trigger points” of what became a very special and memorable time under the guidance of Mgr John Armitage. Rector of the Shrine.
Session Read more
Saturday, 24th October, witnessed the last major pilgrimage of the year to the National Shrine. It was also another first at the shrine as this was the first pilgrimage ever of the Ukrainian community of England. Led by Fr Mykola Matwijiwskyj of the Ukrainian Cathedral in London, over two hundred pilgrims started their day at the Anglican Shrine. Fr Stephen Gallagher, priest at the Read more