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

DAY OF RECOLLECTION and MONTHLY CONVENTUAL MASS

This Saturday provides an opportunity for us all to attend Mass on the Ember Saturday, also the Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle, with the Order's monthly Day of Recollection at the Little Oratory.  Next Wednesday, 28th February, is the Monthly Mass at St James's Spanish Place.  See below for details of each.

MONTHLY DAY OF RECOLLECTION
 
The February Day of Recollection will take place on Saturday 24th February at the London Oratory.  Through the kindness of the Oratory Fathers, Lauds, Mass, Vespers and Benediction, and the Spiritual Conferences will take place in the Little Oratory; lunch will take place upstairs, in St Wilfrid’s Hall. The day will be led by Fr Ronald Creighton-Jobe of the London Oratory, a chaplain of the Order since 1995, and well known to most through his long involvement in the life of the Order.
  
As ever, everyone is welcome: ALL members of BASMOM, other members of the Order in Britain, Companions and guests.

HORARIUM

10:30am

Lauds (choir dress for Members of the Order)
11am

First Spiritual Conference followed by Confessions and the recitation of the Rosary.
12 noon

Mass (choir dress)
1.15pm

Lunch
2pm

Second Spiritual Conference
3:15pm

Vespers, and Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (choir dress)

No formal arrangements will be made for lunch.  For those who wish to bring something with them, we will ‘picnic’ in St Wilfrid’s Hall.  Feel free to bring things to eat and drink which may be shared, bearing in mind that this is for many people a fast day.  Some may wish to go to a local hostelry.  The day will resume with the second Spiritual Conference promptly at 2pm.  A donation of £10 per head will be asked for on the day, to cover the costs of the clergy.

MONTHLY MASS

Wednesday 28th February, the Conventual Mass, of the Lenten feria, will be sung in the Lady Chapel of St James’s, Spanish Place at 7pm by Father David Irwin (correction) to whom we are very grateful.