By Oliver Delargy
On Tuesday 24th April, Canon Stuart Wilson led the seekers group to a meeting at the Tyburn Convent near Marble Arch for an evening of prayer and discussion on the English Martyrs and their connection to Catholic priesthood to...Read more
by Fr Paul Graham OSA
On 5th May 2018, in the newly refurbished Church of St Augustine's, Hammersmith, Bishop Michael Campbell OSA, Emeritus Bishop of Lancaster, ordained to the priesthood Arthur Bolivar OSA and Gladson Dabre OSA, in a two-hour...Read more
On the 18th May, Bishop John Wilson ordained Joseph Raju Katthula CMF, a Claretian Missionary, to the diaconate in a joyful ceremony at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayes.
Addressing his homily to the deacon-elect, Bishop John sa...Read more
One of my favourite psalms is Ps 148. In it we read “ I praise you for the wonder of my being”.
In introducing you to this year’s ‘Good Shepherd Seminarians’ I can honestly tell you that the good Lord has created three great men who a...Read more
‘One more step along the road’ has been a popular hymn for many. On Saturday 10th March at Allen Hall Seminary, the words of that hymn would have described the day well.
It was a great joy to have the previous Rector of the seminary, Bishop...Read more
by Rector Canon Roger Taylor
Put to the test to prove his identity in today's Gospel (John 5:31-47) in a hostile, adversarial situation, Jesus lines up his witnesses. The word of one man alone is not going to suffice, so Jesus points not just t...Read more
by Canon Stuart Wilson, Vocations Promoter
Being a spiritual director (SD) is quite an unusual thing to do. It’s an awesome responsibility to be helping someone on ‘the way’. Helping someone to choose the path of holiness which will hopef...Read more
At the airport: Sixty-nine years ago on this day I was baptised, and I have felt like a pilgrim all my life. Today’s journey is something new and different. Is it a new call, a new adventure into the heart of God?
This morning I woke up and l...Read more
by Fr Antonio Ritaccio
On Monday 30th October at Westminster Cathedral Cardinal Vincent presided over a Mass of thanksgiving, for the contributions that Fr Francesco Donega has made to the diocese over the past 23 years, most recently as Rector o...Read more
On October 29th at Nazareth House East Finchley, Bishop John Sherrington presided at the Solemn Mass of Final Vows, of Sister Marissa Barona CSN. Present for this special day were Sr Marissa’s family from the Philippines, America and Paris and t...Read more
'The only people who know what a vocation to the priesthood is are people who have received one. It is a calling from God. Any one of the many priests at this Mass today could tell a version of the same story in their lives. For years, maybe their...Read more
It is a busy time in the Vocations world, as with some of our seminarians we go out to parishes and schools to see what we can do to help men discern the Lord’s call to priesthood. These events are usually focused on the seminarians giving their...Read more
A series of Seekers' Meetings are scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation. The dates are:
The schedule f...Read more
Sister Sarah Smith, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Mary of Namur celebrated 60 years of religious life on Sunday 19th August 2017 at Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Harrow on the Hill.
Sister Sarah has spent most o...Read more
There has been a long tradition in our diocese of seminarians going on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. The 2017 pilgrimage proved to be an extra special one. This was due to many things but above all else it was the wonderful atmosphere that fil...Read more
Cardinal Vincent ordained seven men to the priesthood at Westminster Cathedral on the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 24
The seven men ordained are Rev Julio Albornoz, Rev Michael Jarmulowicz, Rev Michael Maguire, Rev Brian McMahon, Rev Joseph...Read more