From 'Mementoes of the Martyrs' : "...which provoked a Frenchman who was there to comment on the strange ways of the English, "those who are for the pope are hanged, those who are against him are burned:"                                               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!


It is true to say that, in our modern world with its many diversions and demands, you cannot wait for the world to beat its way to your doorstep. You must go out into the world and show what you can offer others. This is even true of vocations to a religious life. Works, worship of God and public prayerfulness attract vocations which can be seen clearly in this article concerning vocations in the diocese of Shrewsbury.

How the Diocese of Shrewsbury is creating a springtime of vocations (Click here)
Father, we are your people, the work of your hands.
So precious are we in your sight that you sent your only Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus calls us to heal the broken-hearted,
to dry the tears of those who mourn, to give hope to those who despair,
and to rejoice in your steadfast love.
We, the baptized, realise our call to serve.
Help us to know how to answer your call.
Call forth from among us priests,
Call forth from among us religious brothers and sisters;
Through their hearts you continue to show your love to your people.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.