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

PERSONAL ORDINARIATE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM

Yesterday morning, Saturday 16th January, the first day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, several members of BASMOM and of the Grand Priory, including the Chancellor, Fra' Duncan Gallie, attended the priestly ordination in Westminster Cathedral of the three former Anglican bishops, the Reverends Andrew Burnham, John Broadhurst and Keith Newton, and the establishment of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, which, at the order of the Sovereign Pontiff, is dedicated to the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman.

Father Newton is appointed as the first Ordinary; we offer our congratulations him and to Fathers Burnham and Broadhurst, as also the assurance of our prayers, both for themselves at this historic time and for work of the Ordinariate and its eventual members.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
Our Lady of Philermo, pray for us.
Blessed John-Henry, pray for us.