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.”


This feast, once so precious in our own country, was celebrated in many places until recently on the Friday after the third Sunday of Lent.
The Tudor banner of the Five Holy Wounds, under which our
countrymen gave their lives in defence of the Faith.
EGO sum vestro redemptio : manus meae, quare vos fecerunt, clavis confixae sunt : propter vos flagelis caesus sum, spinis coronatus sum : aquam petitii pendens, et acetum porrexerunt : in escam meam fel dederunt, et in latus lanceam : mortuus et sepultus, resurrexi : vobiscum sum, et vivo in aeternum.
V. Viderunt in quem tranfixerunt.

R. Et dolebant super eum, ut in morte primogeniti.
Oremus. DEUS, qui unigeniti Filii tui passione, et per quinque Vulnera ejus sanguinis effusione, humanum naturam peccato perditam reparasti : trubue nobis, quaesumus ; ut qui ab eo in suscepta Vulnera veneramur in terris, ejusdem pretiosissimi sanguinis fructum consequi mereamur in coelis. Per eundem Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.
Let us continue to pray especially this year on these Fridays of Lent, for the wellbeing of our holy Order, and for the strength in a time of trial for our beloved Religious members, who through all their human frailty, have dedicated their lives to our sanctification. 

Let us all pray on this day for our country of England, that by His Holy Wounds, Christ may free those in authority from the promotion of all injustice and evil, that his reign may once again be established within our shores.