“ Included in The Agency for Evangelisation’s commitment to ongoing formation of parishioners is that in the area of liturgy, particularly liturgical ministries. The liturgy can be a powerful vehicle of evangelisation. For our liturgy to…Read more
The Year of Mercy has caught the imagination not only in the Catholic Church but in all churches in a year when the living of mercy has been very absent. Mercy is a word of immense beauty, an offering of infinite riches. When we walk through the d...Read more
Cardinal Vincent Nichols was joined by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, for the closing of the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral on 13 November. Archbishop Welby preached for the first time in Westminster Cathedral at the service o...Read more
by Fr Peter Michael ScottThe other day as I left the tube I heard a man with a microphone yell out ‘repent sinners, you cannot change the past’. My local tube station is a lively place. It tends to be the venue for preachers, singers, trumpet ...Read more
On Saturday 9 July, 4,500 parishioners from the diocese travelled on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk, led by Cardinal Vincent. This was the first time in 30 years that the diocese has made this pilgrimage to the Natio...Read more
When I was 18, I had never heard of Walsingham. Brought up in Devon and attending Anglican ‘dull’ churches, neither high nor low and barely lukewarm, I could not afford to go home from college at weekends and readily accepted the invitation of...Read more
I am like a spiritual magpie. I collect or steal advice from prayerful people and use it when spending time with God.
I particularly like some of the wise words of St Thérèse of Lisieux. In her beautiful ‘Story of a Soul’ she writes: ‘I...Read more
‘The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life.’ (
During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Pope Francis invites us to make a pilgrimage to a Holy Door....Read more
When you walk towards the hospice you will notice a statue of Our Lady standing on an outside balcony. Her posture is one of prayer, almost as if she has been praying that you will visit.
The name of the hospice is that of Our Lady’s husband, S...Read more
By Gerald Daly
Sometime around the year 1600, a person, anonymous by name and occupation, picked their way quietly and unobtrusively along the lanes of north Norfolk towards the hamlet of Little Walsingham. What it was that brought them to this...Read more
By Fr Chris Vipers
Walsingham Pilgrimage Director
Saturday 9 July promises to be a day to remember. For the first time in many years the Diocese of Westminster, led by Cardinal Vincent, are going on pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady...Read more
Preparations for World Youth Day are now reaching their final stages in Poland and London. In Westminster bookings are coming in fast for places on the diocesan pilgrimage. Across Poland, young people from parishes and youth movements are waiting ...Read more
On 2 March, Cardinal Vincent celebrated Mass for primary school pupils who had made a pilgrimage to the Cathedral as part of the Year of Mercy. 900 primary school pupils, who had entered through the Holy Door, were gathered for the lively and beau...Read more
Every day I leave the busy and built up streets of Hackney and I walk through the bright and welcoming entrance of St Joseph’s Hospice. As some of the older East End people say ‘I have crossed the threshold’.
When I walk through the door ...Read more
St Joseph’s hospice chapel was built in 1932. It was designed to serve as a bridge between the Convent of the Religious Sisters of Charity (who founded the establishment) and the hospice. It is a bright, peaceful place and many people wander in ...Read more