I received a note from the Latin Mass Society in England about a fine celebration of St. Joseph’s Day in Westminster Cathedral. A few lines and a photo…
Fr Andrew Southwell, the LMS’s National Chaplain, gave the Morning of Recollection at St Vincent’s Convent, Carlisle Place, close to the cathedral. Nearly 60 people attended the event, exceeding the seating capacity of the meeting room so that extra chairs had to be brought in for those who arrived slightly late.
Many aspects of St Joseph and the Season of Lent were covered in the hour-and-a-half talk which concluded with the Litany of St Joseph in Latin and several people commented afterwards that they very much appreciated the insights given by Fr Southwell on Our Lady’s husband and foster-father to Our Lord.
Father Southwell was also the celebrant at the High Mass in Westminster Cathedral in the afternoon. Father Martin Edwards was deacon and Fr Patrick Hayward was sub-deacon; the Mass attracted a congregation of some 300 people.
Music was provided by members of the Cathedral Choir, which centred on Mozart’s Coronation Mass.