Conference “Catechism”: how do I discern God’s will for my life?

A NEW series exploring Vocational Discernment – how do we discern our vocation in life? How does God make His will known to us? These and other questions Metropolitan Jerome will explore in these live and recorded broadcasts from the Brighton Oratory every Saturday morning from 10am.

In review…

As I prepare for an episcopal visitation to France and a much needed vacation, I’m reminded of a frequent question I’m asked… “what do you do” or, as often family phrase it, “what have you been up to”? I usually brush off such enquiries with “oh, this and that” but today I’ve given it some…

Conference: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Conference during the Octave of Pentecost. Metropolitan Jerome describes, discusses and applies the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit as enumerated by the Messianic prophet, Isaiah (cf Isaiah 1:2-3) and St Thomas Aquinas’s “Summa Theologica” II.II (“Secunda Secundae“) to Christian life.

Pentecost Ordinations 2019

On Saturday, June 8th while offering the Divine Liturgy for the Vigil of Pentecost at the Brighton Oratory, UK, Metropolitan Jerome admitted by tonsure into the clerical state Bro. Juniper n/CDC and Dr Robert Wilson. The following day, Pentecost Sunday during Mass, His Grace ordained Bro Juniper and Dr Wilson to the minor orders of…

Celebrating Faith in Action 2019

On Thursday, June 6th the anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Metropolitan Jerome hosted the multi-faith event “Celebrating Faith in Action” during National Volunteers Week. The event took place in Brighton’s iconic Open Market, enabling faith led or inspired community and social action projects to advertise, inform and engage the general public about their work. The…

Music Therapy

Aside from Metropolitan Jerome’s passion for the mission of Christ’s Church and his love of cooking, is… music! Throughout his life music has played an important role and this is just as true now as it ever was in his formative years. His Grace is fortunate to be able to employ his musical skills not…

Homelessness: The Hub

In 2009 Metropolitan Jerome partnered the Brighton Oratory with the Salvation Army at The Level in central Brighton to facilitate a homeless drop-in later called “The Hub”. Majors Mark and Tracy Bearcroft were the Corps Officers at the time and the Corps had employed a part-time chef, Michael to work the Community Cafe at the…

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Augústi

Tertiodécimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Twentieth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Hierónymi Æmiliáni Confessóris, Congregatiónis Somáschæ Institutóris, cæléstis ómnium orphanórum ac derelíctæ juventútis Patróni; qui sexto Idus Februárii obdormívit in Dómino. St. Jerome Emiliani, confessor, founder of the Congregation of Somascha, the heavenly patron of all orphans and destitute children. He…

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Augústi

Quartodécimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Nineteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Vincénti a Paulo, Presbyteri et Confessóris, Congregatiónis Presbyterórum Missiónis et Puellárum Caritátis Fundatóris, cæléstis ómnium caritátis Societátum Patróni; qui in Dómino obdormívit quinto Kaléndas Octóbris. St. Vincent de Paul, priest and confessor, founder of the priests of the Congregation of…

Conference “Tradition” II: How is it lived?

The second in a new series of Conferences about “Tradition”. In this episode, Metropolitan Jerome explains the different ways in which holy Tradition is “living” in the summation and continuance of the “living stones” that have led to and make up the Church today i.e. the people. God reveals Himself continually in various ways to…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Augústi

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Eighteenth Day of July. Sancti Camílli de Lellis, Presbyteri et Confessóris, Clericórum Regulárium infírmis ministrántium Institutóris, cæléstis hospitálium et infirmórum Patróni; cujus dies natális prídie Idus Júlii recólitur. St. Camillus de Lellis, priest and confessor, founder of the Clerks Regular Ministering to the Sick, the heavenly patron of hospitals and…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Seventeenth Day of July. The Sixteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sancti Aléxii Confessóris, ex Euphemiáno Senatóre progéniti. Hic, prima nocte nuptiárum, sponsa intácta, e domo sua abscédens, ac, post longam peregrinatiónem, ad Urbem rédiens, decem et septem annos tamquam egénus in domo patérna recéptus…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna . The Sixteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Festum beátæ Maríæ Vírginis de monte Carmélo. The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. Sebáste in Arménia, sanctórum Mártyrum Athenógenis Epíscopi, et decem discipulórum ejus, sub Diocletiáno Imperatóre. At Sebaste in Armenia, the holy martyrs Athenogenes, bishop, and…

Idibus Júlii. Luna

Idibus Júlii. Luna . The Fifteenth Day of Jul. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Henríci Primi, Imperatóris Romanórum et Confessóris, cujus dies natális tértio Idus mensis hujus recensétur. St. Henry I, Roman emperor and confessor, whose birthday was noted on the 13th of this month. Lugdúni, in Gállia, deposítio sancti Bonaventúræ, Cardinális et Epíscopi Albanénsis,…

Prídie Idus Júlii. Luna

Prídie Idus Júlii. Luna . The Fourteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Bonaventúræ, ex Ordine Minórum, Cardinális et Epíscopi Albanénsis, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris; qui sequénti die migrávit ad Dóminum. St. Bonaventure of the Order of Friars Minor, cardinal and bishop of Albano, confessor and doctor of the Church, who passed to…

Tértio Idus Júlii. Luna

Tértio Idus Júlii. Luna . The Thirteenth Day of July. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ sancti Anacléti, Papæ et Mártyris, qui, post sanctum Cleméntem Ecclésiam Dei regens, eam glorióso martyrio decorávit. At Rome, St. Anacletus, pope and martyr, who governed the Church of God after St. Clement, and shed lustre upon it by a glorious…