“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

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THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - ROSARY REQUEST

Altarpiece of the Seven Dolours in the Royal Abbey of Brou,
near Bourg-en-Bresse, early 17th Century
On this Feast we would earnestly ask all our readers to offer a Holy Rosary for unity within the Church, in accordance with the will of the Holy Father, and especially for the present initiatives for reconciliation of the Society of Saint Pius X, but also for the numerous other divisions within the Church and her organisations.

Holy Mass will be offered by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ at 6.45 this evening at Spanish Place for this intention, as also for the weekly intentions of the Order of Malta and St John's Hospice.
At the cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful mother weeping,
close to Jesus at the last,
Through her soul, of joy bereavèd,
bowed with anguish, deeply grievèd,
now at length the sword hath passed
.
(Sequence of the Mass for the Feast)