On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the day of universal prayer for priests, which this year occurred on 28
Welcoming the hundreds of priests who attend the Mass, Cardinal Vincent said: ‘Today is about you, my brother priests, about ...Read more
by Matteo Di Giuseppi
I consider becoming a candidate for Holy orders a real gift from God and also a sign of his faithfulness towards me. It is also recognition from mother Church of the genuineness of God’s calling in my life. I have, there...Read more
Becoming a candidate for Holy Orders has sharpened my focus on Christ and has granted me both encouragement and reassurance that I am where God wants me to be.
I have certainly matured both spiritually and humanly since I started my formation to ...Read more
As Leicester Square bustled with its normal Saturday buzz, seminarians from Allen Hall and young men seeking vocations to the priesthood in Westminster joined the Spirit in the City team for an exciting day of evangelisation.
The annual event b...Read more
On Saturday 25th May, Tim Mangatal and Matteo di Giuseppe from Westminster and Anthony Asomugha from East Anglia were admitted to Candidacy during a Mass celebrated by Bishop John Sherrington at Allen Hall on the memorial of St Bede the Venerable....Read more
On Saturday 16
The Ministry of Reader is summarised in Saint Pope Paul VI’s
‘Aware of the office he has undertaken, the reader is to make every effort and employ suitable means to acquire that increasingly warm and living love and knowle...Read more
Julian Davies was ordained to the diaconate at the Five Precious Wounds Catholic Church, Stonebridge Park, by Bishop John Sherrington on 26
Addressing Julian in his homily, Bishop John explained: ‘You are called to foster the call to holiness...Read more
by Canon Stuart Wilson
At the moment there is an army poster that has caused a bit of kerfuffle. For a hundred years the Army has been famous for its call to service with the phrase ‘your country needs you.’ The latest version has not gon...Read more
A number of diocesan priests have been making an annual walking pilgrimage along the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrimage route that connects Canterbury to Rome. They have been walking the Italian part from the Swiss border to Rome, for one week...Read more
On Saturday 20 October, Bishop Paul McAleenan conferred the Ministry of Acolyte on Westminster seminarians Axcel Soriano and Tim Mangatal at Allen Hall. Please pray for them as they continue their formation for the priesthood.Read more
Staff, students and friends from Allen Hall Seminary and St Edmund’s College travelled to Douai, France, on Saturday 29th September to mark the 450th anniversary of the founding of the English College by Cardinal William Allen in 1568.
My story begins with a lady, called Mary, not the Mother of Jesus, but a sick and housebound parishioner called Mary Lee from my home parish of St Mary Magdalen’s, Willesden Green in North-West London. As a youth group we went visiting on a Satu...Read more
In early September, the seminarians of Westminster diocese will gather together with the Cardinal and Bishop John Sherrington for the 'Westminster Gathering'. This annual event affords an opportunity for all our seminarians to meet together for…Read more
‘What matters is not so much what we achieve as what’s in our heart. Which is why the Lord calls us not simply to be shepherds but to be shepherds after his heart’ were the words of encouragement spoken by Bishop Nicholas Hudson in his homil...Read more