Thursday April 20th 2017
 
 
Mgr Newton and the Ordinariate wish you all the joys of the Easter season.  For reports of Holy Week and Easter in the various Ordinariate groups and missions, why not have a look at our Facebook pages?

Fatima Statue and Relics at Warwick Street
As part of the celebration of the Centenary Year of the Fatima Message, the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco are visiting the Cathedrals, Abbeys and major Churches of England and Wales.  The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will be hosting a Visitation on the weekend of 10/11 June at its central Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ.  Full details of the programme will be sent out shortly, but more information can be found on the World Apostolate of Fatima website.

New Edition of CS Lewis book
Ordinariate member Dr Michael Ward is a leading CS Lewis scholar and Fellow of Blackfriars Hall in the University of Oxford.  His latest book is a critical edition of Lewis's The Abolition of Man, a classic crtique of moral subjectivism.  The book is to be published by Teller Books and will be available this summer.

Whence the Ordinariate?
Bishop Steven Lopes' lecture to professors and students at the University of Vienna has attracted a fair amount of attention in the Catholic press.  The title of his talk was Unity of Faith in a Diversity of Expression: The Work of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith but the National Catholic Register reported it under the headline The Untold Story of How the CDF Created the Anglican Ordinariate.  The lecture gives some fascinating insights into the thinking of Rome as to how to respond to the requests for re-union and how previous attempts had been thwarted.  The NCR report may be found on their website and the text of Bishop Lopes lecture is here.

Ordinariate Chrism Mass at Warwick Street
The annual Chrism Mass for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was held at Our Lady of the Assumption & St Gregory, Warwick Street, on the Monday of Holy Week.  Some 60 Ordinariate priests were present to renew their promises before Mgr Newton, many travelling from far flung corners of the country.  A number of those currently preparing for ordination took part in the liturgy.  For the first time the Mass was celebrated according to the Ordinariates' distinctive liturgy, Divine Worship: The Missal and we are very grateful to Bishop Robert Byrne cong. orat. for travelling to be with us for the blessing and consecration of the Sacred Oils.

Southend Mission Pilgrimage to Walsingham
Members of the Southend Ordinariate Mission enjoyed a Lenten pigrimage to the Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham.

Brother Robert Augustine takes Vows as Hermit
Alongside institutes of consecrated life, where religious live in community, the Church recognises the life of hermits or anchorites. who withdraw further from the world These men and women devote their lives to the praise of God and the salvation of the world through the silence of solitude and through constant prayer and penance.   On Tuesday 28th March Brother Robert Augustine entered into this life by making his temporary vows before Mgr Keith Newton during Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Br Robert joins Fr Davis Butler in the eremitic life within the Ordinariate, complementing the work of our religious sisters in Birmingham and Walsingham.

The next newsletter...
There will be more news from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in mid May . Any news for inclusion should be sent to communications@ordinariate.org.uk.

Some diary dates
1st May
Next issue of the Portal Magazine  published.

Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th June 2017
National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco at Our Lady of the Assumption & S. Gregory, Warwick Street.

Saturday 17th June 2017
Ordination of Deacons by George, Cardinal Pell, St James Spanish Place, 11:30am

Saturday 24th June 2017
Walsingham Pilgrimage.

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Ordinariate Festival at Westminster Cathedral.


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