Given on Wednesday 11 June 2014, the Feast of St Barnabas, in the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Palace of Westminster.
I thank you for this invitation and the privilege of celebrating Mass in this very special place.
Today we keep the ...Read more
Given at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 7 June 2014
In the newspaper a few days ago I read of a girl called Athena. She died of cancer aged 12. Her parents found some of her thoughts written on the back of a mirror in her bedroom. One though...Read more
I am so pleased to greet you all again as we gather round Mgr Nicholas and take part in his ordination as a bishop. This is a rich and powerful ceremony and there are so many ways of reflecting on it. This morning I start with the chrism and th...Read more
The Easter Vigil Westminster Cathedral 2014 Our ceremony this night is an epic. It presents a vivid portrayal of the whole sweep of human destiny. Here we find our story told in bold symbols, powerful words and beautiful music. It begins with the ...Read more
Today we stand before our crucified Lord, contemplating his death on the cross for each one of us, for us all. His death is a fact of history. The Gospel gives a clear account of what actually happened. It is not a story told for our encouragement...Read more
MAUNDY THURSDAY Westminster Cathedral Thursday 17 April 2014 Homily given by HE Cardinal Vincent Nichols This evening we begin our celebration of the Sacred Triduum, these three most holy days, in which we recall all the events of our salvation. T...Read more
Homily given by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols on TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014 at Westminster Cathedral At this Mass of Chrism we seek renewal and refreshment in our life of faith. In blessing these oils we ask God to refresh the sacraments in whi...Read more
Friday 21 March 2014 As I listened to the Responsorial Psalm in our Mass this morning, memories came flooding back to me. I remembered an autumn morning in Rome, in 1966 I think, and the Church of the Twelve Apostles. I was receiving the tonsure, ...Read more
Well in the last few days I have been in some very fine regalia: the scarlet robes of a Cardinal, receiving the scarlet biretta from Pope Francis, the splendid vestments and new mitre for the Solemn celebration of Mass at the tomb of St Peter.Read more
Mass with Solemn Rite of Welcome Friday 28 February 2014 Westminster Cathedral Homily given by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols Thank you, all, very much, for coming to this Mass of Welcome. You have certainly made me feel just that - most we...Read more
Westminster Cathedral Saturday 1 February 2014 Homily given by Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster Today's Mass is a lovely event, a moment to treasure. Here we come together to thank God for all the wonder and goodness w...Read more