Saint John-Paul II wrote: "The fact that one can die for the faith shows that other demands of the faith can also be met."                                                 Cardinal Müller says, “For the real danger to today’s humanity is the greenhouse gases of sin and the global warming of unbelief and the decay of morality when no one knows and teaches the difference between good and evil.”                                                  St Catherine of Siena said, “We've had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues - I see the world is rotten because of silence.”                                                  Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


After the festivities of the whole Order at the Oratory in the morning, it was the turn of the Conventual Church, the Hospital and the local community to celebrate our Patronal Festival in the evening, with a High Mass celebrated by the Chaplain of the Grand Priory, Monsignor Antony Conlon.  The music was all chant, provided by a schola under the direction of Paul Tobin, Prefect of Music in the Church, and again we had the joysome benefit of Colin Mawby on the organ. The Mass was followed by a  reception in Fortescue House, at which the Order's own prosecco from Magione was served.

Sancte Joanne Baptistae, ora pro nobis.