“The only worthwhile striving is after the highest ideals: If you aim for an easy target, your standard will inevitably decline, and no progress is ever made, except through real effort and real suffering.” - Servant of God Fra' Andrew Bertie                                                                                                                                                 "Work as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God" - Saint Ignatius of Loyola



Last Thursday we were delighted to welcome Bishop Alan Hopes, who came as a Conventual Chaplain of the Order to celebrate the Thursday evening Mass on the feast of Saint Blaise, which in Westminster is celebrated as the feast of Saints Laurence, Dunstan and Theodore, Archbishops of Canterbury.  Mass was celebrated in Latin with plainchant in the Ordinary Form.

The Bishop gave the customary Blessing of Throats of Saint Blaise's Day after the Mass.

To our regret there was no photographer on hand to take pictures.

Following Mass there was a reception in Fortescue House, and a dinner for the Bishop and regulars of the Conventual Church in the Chancellery.
Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver thee from all ailments of the throat and every other evil. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.