Dear brothers and Sisters I welcome to this celebration and I am glad to be joining you who tirelessly support the missionary work of the church as you gather to…
The Institute of St. Anselm's, an International Training Centre for formators, leaders and evangelisers, is relocating to Rome after 32 years of an extremely fruitful presence in Cliftonville, Kent, UK.
St Michael's Abbey It was quite a nostalgic trip for all of us: our visit to St Michael's Abbey, the Benedictine monastery at Farnborough, at the end of our three days Editors meeting at Maidenhead.
The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is the he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Saturday the 20th of August was a spirit-filled morning: the day we had been preparing for had finally come. The choir was ready, we had practised the rite of diaconate ordination, and the venue for reception was equally ready. Yet there were still butterflies running down our stomachs. This was a special day indeed.
On the 5th June 2016, the parishioners of Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the diocese of Kroonstad, South Africa gathered to celebrate the feast of their patron: the Martyrs of Uganda. Prior to the high mass, the parishioners were full of song and jubilation as they welcomed the local ordinary Rt Rev Peter Holiday, Bishop of the diocese of Kroonstad. There was a walking procession to the church led by children accompanied by church groups: Chiro Youth Club, St Ann, and St Joseph, Catholic Women’s League, Christian Life Group, St Stephens, St Cecilia, Sacred Heart group, friends and invited guests from neighbouring parishes. The bishop was given a guard of honour by the Knights of Da Gama. The procession, though it was a cold Sunday morning, attracted many onlookers in the township.
"One key quality of a missionary, Pope Francis stressed, is that “docility” towards the Spirit and said he prayed that instead of the dissatisfaction afflicting today’s young people, that the voice of the Spirit compels them to give over their lives for a noble cause."
Given at Mass celebrating the 150th anniversary of St Joseph's Missionary Society (Mill Hill Missionaries) on the Solemnity of St Joseph, 19 March 2016, in Westminster Cathedral.
Joseph was very much a silent witness for God. He could be perceived as ‘a quiet man’. His private life and working his craft as a local carpenter suddenly changed with God’s intervention. Joseph allowed himself to be disturbed.
Paul Mooney mhm We are now half way through the Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City. Together with an estimated 12,000 participants and delegates we are exploring various aspects of the…