From Cardinal Sarah : "In order to avoid hearing God's music, we have chosen to use all the devices of this world. But heaven's instruments will not stop playing just because some people are deaf."                                                                                              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.”                                                Brethren, Wake up!


The See of Milan has released video footage of Blessed Alfredo Ildephonso Cardinal Schuster OSB, Archbishop of Milan from 1929 to his death in 1954, and late Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order. The video (which has no sound) shows the Cardinal being received solemnly in a carriage at the steps of the Duomo as he takes possession of his cathedral, and vesting at the throne.

The wonderful informality of the execution of ornate and complex ceremonial is a joyful illustration of the true liturgical tradition of the Roman rite, and therefore even in this way this great teacher can guide us fruitfully in the reforms of our Holy Father Pope Benedict.

h/t to New Liturgical Movement
Blessed Ildephonso Schuster, pray for us.


This year the Order's Pilgrimage to the medieval shrine of Holywell, North Wales, started in the ancient market town of Ruthin. While there pilgrims were able to pray at the spot where, in 1679,  Blessed Charles Meehan, a Franciscan, gained the unsought distinction of being the last Catholic to be martyred by hanging, drawing and quartering. After Mass on Saturday morning in the tiny Catholic church of Bala the pilgrims visited various sites along the "Pilgrims' Way" which goes from St David's to Holywell. Sunday, as usual, started with Mass in the parish Church of St Winefride's followed by a hearty lunch provided by the sisters who run the Pilgrim Hospice. It ended with prayers at the Shrine led by our chaplain Fr. Mark Elvins. Next year the pilgrimage is booked for a week earlier than usual - 26th-28th July - in order to avoid a clash with the Welsh National Eisteddfod.

Saint Winifrede, pray for us.