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  • Vocations
    Holy Land Pilgrimage: Learning to know Christ more deeplyHoly Land Pilgrimage: Learning to know Christ more deeply

    by Fr Mike Maguire   Recently, the ‘under 5’s’ went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The under 5’s are a group of Westminster deacons and priests who have been ordained less than five years, meeting a few times a year with Fr Gerard Sk...

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    Fr Chinedu Enuh: Reasons to give thanks

      A lot of bonds are made in silence. In seminary life you spend many hours in silence in the chapel whilst, all around you, others are doing the same. For the last year behind me in Allen Hall Seminary chapel sat Deacon Chinedu.  He was a Vince...

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    Escape from the Tower

    Fr John Gerard’s dramatic escape from the Tower of London was the story told by Bishop Nicholas Hudson to celebrate the English Martyrs School’s 50 years at Tower Hill. The children were captivated to hear how Fr John Gerard, imprisoned in th...

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    Jean Vanier: A Prophetic Voice

    ‘Do you love me?’ That was the cry Jean Vanier heard in the people with an intellectual disability whom he met in a Picardy psychiatric hospital in 1964. His heart was so touched that he invited two of them to share his home. He called it ‘L...

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    A 'beautiful and happy year'

    by Ellen Teague As more than 1,000 disabled children and their groups left the annual HCPT Trust Mass in Lourdes during Easter Week, the President of HCPT described this year’s celebration as ‘another beautiful and happy year’. Archbishop Le...

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    Hospice gives thanks to Fr Paul

    A number of parishioners from St Thomas More, Swiss Cottage, gathered at the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead. The hospice wanted to thank our Assistant Priest Fr Paul Diaper and present him with a gift for his contribution and commitment to Marie C...

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    Chaplain’s vital work with seafarers

    Last September, Wojciech Holub, Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) chaplain to the port of Tilbury on the Thames in Essex, provided pastoral support to the crew of the chemical and oil tanker ‘The crew were terribly distraught and overc...

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    'Our Eucharistic Journey' Mass

    On Tuesday 18June representatives from 14 diocesan schools joined Cardinal Vincent at Westminster Cathedral for a celebration of Mass, ending the year-long ‘Our Eucharistic Journey’ initiative, the diocesan response to Adoremus.

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    A church in celebration

    On 4 In 2017 the church’s current Parish Priest, Fr Guy Sawyer set out on a mission to mark in May 2019 the 125 On Friday, 24 On Sunday, 23 After the consecration, the parish family gathered socially with the Cardinal; it was, ‘a church in...

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    Bringing Light to the Darkness: Rosary Shrine opens new Rosary Garden

    by Fr Lawrence Lew OP   The Dominican friars have been propagators of the devotion of the Holy Rosary for centuries. Indeed tradition holds that Our Lady gave the Rosary to St Dominic, and, for almost 800 years, the Dominicans have been preaching...

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