Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


The Annual Rosary Crusade procession in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary this year was attended not only by several member of the Order, as has become customary in recent years, but also by a group of the Companions and Faithful of the Conventual Church, including our youngest altar server, who walked with one of the Order's Lourdes banners.
The weather was fine and, as usual, the Holy Rosary was recited all along the route from the Cathedral to the Oratory, and hymns sung as we passed through the crowd of shoppers on the busy streets of Belgravia and Knightsbridge.

The Crusade was well attended by over 2,000 people, in spite of the Cathedral also being packed for a Day with Mary.  Benediction at the Brompton Oratory was celebrated by Mgr. Emmanuel-Marie de St Jean, Abbot of Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse.   The sermon was preached by Fr. Nicholas Schofield of this Diocese.

May Our Lady shower blessings upon our Country and upon the Church.