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


Fra' Fredrik at his installation as Grand Prior on 21st April 2008
The weekly Thursday Mass this week, on 7th July at 6.45pm in the Lady Chapel of Saint James's Spanish Place, will be celebrated as a Requiem for the repose of the soul of Fra' Fredrik Crichton-Stuart, late Grand Prior of England. It will be observed as the month's mind, which occurs a few days later.

The Mass will be followed by the veneration of the relic of Blessed Adrian Fortescue, Martyr and Patron of the Grand Priory, whose feast falls the following day.  It is a happy coincidence that this should be the case, as the Grand Priory's relic has been recently furnished in May this year at Fra' Freddy's behest. It is a tertiary relic from the only extant relic of Blessed Adrian, his Book of Hours, currently in the care of the Grand Master.
Requiescat in pace.

Beate Hadriane Fortescue, ora pro illo.