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Tag Archives: London
One of you readers sent me notice about something that will take place at Corpus Christi in Maiden Lane, London. The programme HERE. It will be the “London Eucharistic Octave” organized by the parishes of central London. At the end … Read More
This is a marvelous video sent by a friend in London, who wrote: Here’s how Fr Tim Finigan described it a couple of years ago. This occasion must rank as one of the most splendid manifestations of Catholic faith in … Read More
An off-duty cop “rugby tackled” one of the London “Religion of Peace” terrorists. From BBC: […] An off-duty policeman – an amateur rugby player – was stabbed after tackling one of the three attackers. He remains in critical condition. Met Police … Read More
To my friends and readers in the UK, there will be an event at St. Patrick’s in London (Soho Square) where my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke is the PP. I receive this from the parish’s director of evangelization In light of … Read More
I have posted updates from time to time about the wonderful restoration work being done at Corpus Christi Church in Maiden Lane, London, near Covent Garden. Fr. Alan Robinson has the task in hand and is making great progress. I’ve … Read More
Our friends in London have new delight… appropriately close to where Tyburn Tree stood, near Marble Arch. From ihorror.com: There’s a new statue on public display in London that is meant to “inspire” and “delight” those who pass it on their … Read More
I received a note from Fr. Robinson of the little church in Maiden Lane near Covent Garden in London, Corpus Christ. Father has quite the restoration project going and it is worthy of notice by everyone. I also remind the … Read More
My friends at the London Oratory know how to do it right. If you are in London, take in some of Forty Hours.
This is interesting. Via Pamela Geller: Londonistan: ‘The dawn of a new era has begun’: ISIS supporters hand out leaflets in London’s Oxford Street encouraging people to move to newly proclaimed Islamic State Since I am sure that we all … Read More
Those of you in London and environs should keep in mind participating in “Spirit in the City“! I am happy to plug this especially because of the involvement of the outstanding parish of my friend Fr. Sherbrooke of St. Patrick’s … Read More
I picked this up from Marco Tossati at Vatican Insider – in Italian – about the homosexual Masses being celebrated in London in the Soho district at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Gregory (not at St. Patrick’s on … Read More
Although I transferred the flag to Rome this morning at Oh-Dark-Hundred… … I wanted to catch up with the few pics and news about what has been going on. On Sunday, after some time with Fr. Finigan at Blackfen, we … Read More
Whew! Pork dumplings in hot soup! That red is indeed suggestive of the flavors. The green is cilantro. Excellent. Whew! The Jasmine tea is very good. There is something in this soup I can’t put my finger on (lest it … Read More
After resolving the necessary prayers this morning, I helped with Communion at Mass (no EMHCs here!), said Mass, had lunch with the parish priest, sang Vespers in choro at the Brompton Oratory, and am now at the Globe Theatre waiting … Read More
There is going to be a meeting of The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma (a Catholic bloggers guild) at the Brompton Oratory, St Wilfred’s Chapel at 10.30am on 15 September. God willing, I will be there. For more on this … Read More
I saw at the blog Linen By The Hedgerow that there is going to be a meeting of The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma (a bloggers guild) at the Brompton Oratory, St Wilfred’s Chapel at 10.30am on 15th September. In one … Read More
I haven’t posted much in the line of photos from the London trip so far. Here are a few. From Brompton Oratory. Rabbit at Racine after Mass, where I meet a nice family I met with Fr. Trigilio in the … Read More
UPDATE: The 6:30 Mass at Maiden Lane, for HM the Queen, is on, but I am not liturgically involved. Do take in the Mass and gain its benefits. I will head to the Coal Hole either way, aiming at about … Read More
One of the interesting things I have learned about here in London has to do with an “annual Catholic faith festival in the West End” called Spirit in the City. At four parishes in the West end, on different evenings … Read More