From readers in the UK…
Dear Fr Z
I’m writing to let you know about a new initiative in the UK called the Catholic Military Association of Our Lady of Victories. The Assoc draws it’s membership from serving and reserve members of the Armed Forces as well as veterans and Ministry of Defence Civil Servants (as Associate Members) and was founded just over a year ago. We are officially recognised by the Bishop to the Forces, Bishop Paul Mason (a good and solid man!) and have official standing with the Defence Christian Network (which is required to be a formal Military Association over here).
Our website and social media are here: https://www.catholicmilitaryas
In making ourselves known to you, and if you are willing your readership, we would like to ask your prayers as we pray also for you and the Church. Many of us being “hard identity Catholics” are drawn to Tradition as traditions are the bedrock of British Military culture. Knowing your support for the military community we would invite you to join us if you wish (and we have a great Combat Rosary too!) along with any of your readers with a connection or affiliation to the defence of our great nations. Membership information is found on our website.
As we have a number of US facilities in the UK, we have found through our presence on Social Media that we have had a great deal of interest from serving US personnel and we are talking to our allies about how they too can set up an Assoc in the US. Pray for us that we may be successful.
With our prayers and best wishes