Some time ago, I was given this: the programme for St Mary’s College Prize Day for 1958! It evoked many interesting memories including a performance by Victor McLellan of a trumpet voluntary that I still remember well. But I had to hunt long and...Read more
Today we give thanks for the 175 years in which the Sisters of Mercy have worked and ministered in this Diocese of Westminster, based first in Queen Square, in Bloomsbury, and then, since 1851, here at St Edward’s Convent.
Back in 2006, on 11...Read more
My brothers and sisters, each year I look forward so much to this Mass of the celebration of marriage, the celebrations of your wedding anniversaries. You fill this Cathedral with joy, and your presence inspires in me a real confidence that in our...Read more
The title on the Mass booklet for this evening is very clear: ‘Mass for New Catholics’. And so it is.
I welcome most warmly to the Cathedral this evening all who have newly come into full communion with the Catholic Church during this year,...Read more
This morning, as we celebrate the Risen Christ, I ask you to have foremost in your prayers the people of Sri Lanka as they face the dreadful deeds of death that have devastated their community this morning. We pray for those who hav...Read more
Tonight is a family party. It’s a big family, and so a big party!
At a family ‘do’ we happily reminisce. ‘Do you remember when this happened?’ ‘How on earth did we get out of that mess?’ ‘Remember Auntie May?’ Memory is such an ...Read more
Given by Cardinal Nichols at the Solemn Commemoration of the Passion of the Lord, Good Friday, 19
This is the hour. The hour of Jesus has come.
Jesus often said, as at the wedding feast of Cana, that his hour had not yet come. But now that...Read more
With this Mass of the Lord’s Supper we enter into the Sacred Triduum. These three days mark the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ, the anointed one of the Father. This evening we are invited by the Lord to begin our sharing ...Read more
This beautiful Mass of Chrism centres on a strong Scriptural theme: ‘The spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me, he has sent me, to bring the good news... to be the faithful witness’.
These words apply to Jesus, ‘...Read more
Today we relive the entry of our Lord into Jerusalem. Those who have been to the Holy Land can readily visualise the steep path down from the Mount of Olives, across the Kidron Valley and up to the Golden Gate of the Temple. This is the path of th...Read more
The words of the Entrance Antiphon for the Mass of this feast day proclaim Joseph to be the 'faithful and prudent steward whom the Lord set over his household.' This same proclamation is echoed in the Preface of the Mass, too.
It has had a more...Read more
I welcome you all to this celebration of Holy Mass. I welcome especially all those who are participating in the Education Conference taking place this evening on the theme of 'Contemporary Issues Facing Catholic Schools: Lessons from the United Ki...Read more
Today is a privilege for me to celebrate Mass at this great Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Luján . I thank his Excellency Archbishop Agustin Radrizzani for his gracious permission and his presence here today. Unfortunately I do not speak Spanish we...Read more
Latin American Meeting on New Slavery and Human Trafficking: Together against Trafficking in Persons at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires on the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, 8
Today, all over the world, Catholic people are celebratin...Read more
It is a real pleasure for me to see so many women and men in Religious and consecrated life here in the cathedral today.
As I thank you for your presence, I thank you too for all that you do in the service of Jesus Christ and his Church. Today’...Read more
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,
These days of Christmas are a time for going home. Our hearts, like homing pigeons just after their release, turn homeward at this time. We want to spend time 'at home'. Yet those two simple words carr...Read more