Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
1 The Abbey 2 St Cuthbert 3 Sculpture of Monks Carry Cuthberts Relics
- St Aidan
- St Finan
- St Colman
- St Tuda
- St Eata
- St Cuthbert
- St Eadberht
- St Eadfrith
- St Ethelwald
- St Chad
- St Cedd
- St Wilfrid
- St Wilfrid
- St Wigbert
- St Willibrord
1 Nave looking East 2 Shrine of St William
Rievaulx Abbey, situated near the lovely market town of Helmsley, was founded in 1132 and was the first Cistercian house in the north of England. It's third Abbot was St Aelred (1147-67) when the community had 140 choir monks and up to 500 lay brothers and servants. Graves of some of the monks are extant in the Narthex, Choir and Chapter House. The abbey also houses the shrine of St William, the first Abbot (1131-45).
Both sites provided perfect opportunities to exercise the apostolate of our Society.
Saints of the North; Pray for us!
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Deerhurst Church: (nb Communion table arranged for North Endcelebration!!) St Alphege was a former Monk of deerhurst http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/glouces/Deerhurst.htm
and Tewkesbury Abbey http://www.britainexpress.com/counties/glouces/Tewkesbury_Abbey_Photos.htm
Saturday, 13 June 2009
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (No. 2041) says of them: 'The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. The obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the very necessary minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in growth in love of God and neighbour.' They are:
- You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labour
- You shall confess your sins at least once a year
- You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season
- You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church
- You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church
On visiting a church, monastery, shrine, even if ruined, which had previously been used for Catholic worship recite the following [Pater Noster, Ave Maria and Gloria Patri] for the repose of the souls of all who have worshipped there in the past, especially the priests who faithfully offered the holy sacrifice of the Mass and in reparation for all wrongs committed there. Pray also for the unity of Christ’s church around the See of Peter and for the intentions of our Holy Father
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
1. To say a Pater Noster, Ave Maria and Gloria Patri (in Latin) whenever visiting medieval churches, cathedrals, chapels or shrines which had once been Catholic places of worship. In doing so they are to pray to Almighty God for those who worshipped there in former times, especially the loyal Priests who offered mass there. They are to make an act of reparation for those who abandoned the Faith of our fathers and for the wrongs which may have been committed there. If the relics of the saints or venerable images are preserved in such places, members are to venerate them in a manner appropriate to Catholic practice. An intention should be offered for those who currently worship God in those places that they may come to the knowledge of the Truth and that all Christians may soon be united with the See of Peter.
2. To observe the precepts of the Church
3.To pray regularly for fellow members
4. Priest members of the SSIM are to offer Mass for the members of the society at least once each year.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Among the roses of the Martyrs.
Brightly shines S Justin.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
During the course of the summer we hope to be able to hear mass as a group and I will post detials of that as soon as they are available.