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…

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

Quintodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Eighteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Prænéste natális sancti Agapíti Mártyris, qui, cum esset annórum quíndecim et amóre Christi fervéret, jussu Aureliáni Imperatóris tentus est, ac primo nervis crudis diutíssime cæsus, deínde, sub Antíocho Præfécto, gravióra supplícia passus; exínde, cum ex Imperatóris præcépto leónibus objicerétur et…

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris

Sextodécimo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Seventeenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Octáva sancti Lauréntii Mártyris. The Octave of St. Lawrence, martyr. Sancti Hyacínthi, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris, qui décimo octávo Kaléndas Septémbris obdormívit in Dómino. St. Hyacinth, confessor of the Order of Preachers, who fell asleep in the Lord on the 15th of…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Augústi. Luna

Decimo septimo Kalendas Septembris. Luna … Sancti Joachim, patris immaculatae Virginis Genitricis Dei Mariae, Confessoris, cujus dies natalis refertur tertiodecimo Kalendas Aprilis. Romae sancti Titi Diaconi, qui, Urbe a Gothis occupata, pecunias pauperibus distribuens, a Tribuno barbaro jussus est occidi. Nicaeae, in Bithynia, sancti Diomedis medici, qui in persecutione Diocletiani Imperatoris, pro Christi fide caesus…

Conference “Tradition” VI: how we live!

The sixth in this series of Conferences about “Tradition”. In this episode, Metropolitan Jerome begins to explain the way in which living Tradition enables the Christian to realise in this life for the next, the balance between the spiritual and the material. Two thousand years of devotional praxis, centuries of lived experience and the collective…

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Septémbris

Décimo octávo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Fifteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Assúmptio sanctíssimæ Dei Genitrícis Vírginis Maríæ. The Assumption of the most holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Cracóviæ, in Polónia, natális sancti Hyacínthi, ex Ordine Prædicatórum, Confessóris, quem Clemens Octávus, Póntifex Máximus, in Sanctórum númerum rétulit. Ipsíus autem festum sextodécimo…

Décimo nono Kaléndas Septémbris

Décimo nono Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Fourteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Vigília Assumptiónis beátæ Maríæ Vírginis. The Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Romæ natális beáti Eusébii, Presbyteri et Confessóris, qui, ab Ariáno Imperatóre Constántio, ob cathólicæ fídei defensiónem, in quodam domus suæ cubículo inclúsus, ibi, cum menses…

Idibus Augústi

Idibus Augústi. Luna . The Thirteenth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ beáti Hippólyti Mártyris, qui pro confessióne glória, sub Valeriáno Imperatóre, post ália torménta, ligátis pédibus ad colla indomitórum equórum, per carduétum et tríbulos crudéliter tractus est, ac, toto córpore laceráto, emísit spíritum. Passi sunt étiam eódem die beáta Concórdia, ejus…

Prídie Idus Augústi

Prídie Idus Augústi. Luna . The Twelfth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Sanctæ Claræ Vírginis, primæ plantæ Páuperum Dominárum Ordinis Minórum; quæ ad ætérnas Agni núptias evocáta est prídie hujus diéi. St. Clare, virgin, the first fruits of the Poor Ladies of the Order of Friars Minor, who was called to the everlasting…

Tértio Idus Augústi

Tértio Idus Augústi. Luna . The Eleventh Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ, inter duas Lauros, natális sancti Tibúrtii Mártyris, qui, sub Júdice Fabiáno, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, cum Christum, nudis plántis super carbónes ardéntes ingréssus, majóri confiterétur constántia, duci in tértium ab Urbe milliárium atque ibídem gládio animadvérti jubétur. At Rome, between the…