Category Archives: Catholic

Watching in Advent

“Year passes after year silently ; Christ’s coming is ever nearer than it was. O that, as He comes nearer earth, we may approach nearer heaven ! … pray Him to give you the heart to seek Him in sincerity. … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Kibeho

On 28th November 1981, in the cafeteria of a secondary school in Rwanda, a sixteen year old schoolgirl, Alphonsine Mumureke heard a voice ‘soft as air and sweeter than music.’ She saw a beautiful woman in a flowing seamless dress … Continue reading

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A Novel Angelus

“The Angelus bell slowly rings. Sister Hermance turns in the general direction of the high altar and get to her knees as she prays, “The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.” “And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.” And … Continue reading

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Serving Jesus generously in the Mass

Altar servers play such an important part at Mass at St Chrysostom’s. We are proud to have recruited a very varied team – different ages, ethnicities and outlooks.  And now a few words on altar servers from Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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The Angelus: Stop, pause and pray

Just over 100 years ago Jean-Francois Millet’s painting L’Angélus was one of the most popular paintings in Western Europe and the United States. Painted in 1857 Millet’s depiction of two French peasants praying rapidly became an icon of Catholic identity. A … Continue reading

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Pray Vespers at 5pm with us!

Wherever you are this Summer (22nd July to 31st August), at 5pm (or about that time) we invite you to join us in Vespers.  We’ve developed this lovely ‘Pray vespers’ tradition at St Chrysostom’s over the years. At two different … Continue reading

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What a debt we owe her! Anglican Archbishops on Mary

Archbishops of Canterbury have spoken or written about Mary. Our series on Mary in the Anglican Tradition continues with words from three different Archbishops of Canterbury, looking at Mary from three differing perspectives. First of all Edward White Benson, Archbishop … Continue reading

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