O Sapientia

Today marks the beginning of the great “O Antiphons” marking the passing of the “Golden Nights” as the Church prepares herself for the final octave (eight days) towards the Feast of the Nativity. They are recited at Vespers as the Magnificat antiphons and each emphasises a title of the Messiah. They express the hope of…

Winter Appeal

Persons experiencing homelessness encounter significant barriers to self-care and personal hygiene, including limited access to clean showers, laundry and hand washing facilities. The obstacles to personal hygiene associated with homelessness may increase risk of infectious disease, yet hygiene-related behaviours among people experiencing homelessness receives limited attention.  Due to COVID the situation for people sleeping on…

Soup & socks!

A new homeless project in Brighton & Hove, “Soup & socks” will be tackling food poverty and serving the homeless of the city four nights a week throughout winter. The Archbishop will be joining volunteers to cook and serve hot food and drinks and give away donated items of winter wear, particularly socks as those…

Advent study conferences

A NEW series of conferences by His Grace for Advent exploring the Sunday liturgies, the themes, Scripture lessons, Propers and customs of the Traditional Latin Rite. Titled “Lumen gentium” (light to the nations) the series will continue after Advent into the New Year through Christmas and Epiphany to Candlemas. Every Monday, Archbishop Jerome will explain…

Statement: Terror attack on Nice, France

On Thursday, October 29th 2020 three people died and several others were injured after a knife attack took place in the basilica of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, France. According to the French newspaper Le Figaro, an elderly woman, a sacristan, and another woman were killed in the attack; the elderly woman was found inside the…

Octávo Kaléndas Septémbris

Octávo Kaléndas Septémbris. Luna . The Twenty-Fifth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Apud Cartháginem sancti Ludovíci Noni, Regis Francórum et Confessóris, vitæ sanctitáte ac miraculórum glória præclári; cujus ossa póstmodum Lutétiam Parisiórum sunt reláta. At Carthage, St. Louis IX, king of France and confessor, illustrious for holiness of life and glorious miracles. His…

Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Augusti

This Day, the Sixteenth Day of August St. Joachim, father of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, whose birthday is the 20th of March. At Rome, St. Titus, deacon, who, when the city was taken by the Goths, was put to death by a barbarous tribune, whilst distributing money to the poor. At Nicaea, in Bithynia, St. Diomedes,…

Octávo Idus Augústi

Octávo Idus Augústi. Luna . The Sixth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  In monte Thabor Transfigurátio Dómini nostri Jesu Christi. On Mount Tabor, the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romæ, via Appia, in cœmetério Callísti, natális beáti Xysti Secúndi, Papæ et Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Valeriáni, gládio animadvérsus, martyrii corónam accépit. At Rome,…

Nonis Augústi

Nonis Augústi. Luna . The Fifth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Romæ, in Exquíliis, Dedicátio Basílicæ sanctæ Maríæ ad Nives. At Rome, on the Esquiline, the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Snows. Cataláuni, in Gállia, sancti Mémmii, civis Románi, qui, a sancto Petro Apóstolo consecrátus illíus civitátis Epíscopus, pópulum…

Prídie Nonas Augústi

Prídie Nonas Augústi. Luna . The Fourth Day of August. The Night of the Moon.  Sancti Domínici Confessóris, qui Ordinis Fratrum Prædicatórum Fundátor fuit, atque octávo Idus mensis hujus in pace quiévit. St. Dominic, confessor, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, who on the sixth day of this month rested in peace. In vico Ars,…