Category Archives: Mary

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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Help us to name Mary’s donkey

Children at St John’s School in Longsight are hard at work on Monday afternoons this month making figures of Mary, Joseph and the donkey for our #Posada this year. We are so grateful for the time and effort they are … Continue reading

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Anglican Mary

We recently held a devotional evening at St Chrysostom’s  celebrating in readings, music and images the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Anglican tradition. It was a delightful evening as we reflected together. We began by listening to a recording of … Continue reading

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Dedicated to Mary

      It is well known that a large number of Anglican churches are dedicated to Mary. From a humble remote chapel, to splendid cathedrals such as Lincoln or Salisbury we find dedications to the Blessed Virgin. In England … Continue reading

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Mary, dragging down tyrants

Socialist politics and outlook have had a part in Anglicanism for many years. In the early years of the twentieth century a number of Anglo Catholic priests, no doubt influenced by the political rise of socialism and the social conditions … 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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