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!


This Pentecost a group of 18 young (well, 80% so) Knights, Dames and Companions, together with our chaplain Fr Edmund Montgomery, set off at Pentecost on the annual Pilgrimage between Our Lady's ancient shrines.  We joined our French brethren in the chapter of Notre-Dame de Philerme.

Due to the devastation at Notre-Dame in Paris, the opening Mass, celebrated by Fr Julian Large of the London Oratory, was held in the renaissance and baroque splendour of Saint Sulpice.
fresh and keen in Paris...

a long road of prayer...

pious feet of a professed knight!

Holy Mass for the pilgrims in the crypt at Chartres on the day of departure.

As some readers will know, one of our pilgrims has a stoke during the pilgrimage, wonderfully looked after by the French Order of Malta hospitaller teams. Holy Mass was offered at his hospital bedside by Fr Montgomery.  Please pray for his recovery.

Those who have not come with us should seriously think of doing so next year, and we look forward to seeing again many old friends.

Notre-Dame de Philerme, priez pour nous!