Tag Archives: Our Lady

Our Assumption

In this striking painting, by the French Symbolist artist Maurice Denis (1870-1943), the artist shows his daughter, ‘Nono’, crowning with flowers her mother, the artist’s wife, Marthe. In the painting, as in much of this artist’s work, the boundary between the sacred … Continue reading

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Crowning Our Lady’s Statue

For many Christians around the world May is ‘Mary’s month’ – a month to celebrate Mary’s joy and holiness. We celebrate her wonderful example as one who listened to God. She generously followed God’s will, and became the “God bearer” … Continue reading

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Advent Rorate Mass

In the darkness of an Advent evening, among the busyness of our world, we gathered by candlelight to worship and be still at our beautiful Advent Rorate Mass.  In the stillness a cantor began the mass singing ‘Drop down ye … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Glory

St Chrysostom’s delights in and celebrates its Catholic Anglican tradition. In our tradition we love to celebrate the saints, our friends in faith, and above all Mary, Our Lady, the mother of Jesus Christ our God, the mother who prays … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock…. who’s there?

Greetings from the Shrine of Our Lady, Knock, County Mayo in the west of Ireland: It was a grey, wet Thursday when Fr Ian, Fr Chris and I arrived at Knock. As the taxi drove us from the airport to … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday at Walsingham

Mark and Paul send holiday greetings from the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham on Ash Wednesday: I was very pleased that we had finally arranged our week away and despite our original intentions to head off towards the sun … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Crag

Over 600 years ago a Yorkshireman called John built a tiny chapel in a rock face outside Knaresborough. John’s son, it is believed,  was saved from a falling rock and he attributed this to Our Lady’s prayers and to say … Continue reading

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