Corpus Christi 2020 & Quarant’Ore

This year, the celebrations of our Titular Feast will be vastly scaled back, though we will try to stick to the traditional format as much as we can. There will be a constant stream of Forty Hours on our website at maidenlane.org.uk/live and the Masses will also be streamed on our Facebook page. On ThursdayContinue reading “Corpus Christi 2020 & Quarant’Ore”

Peace in Ourselves

Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888-1957) converted to Roman Catholicism in 1917, having spent five years as an Anglican cleric in Oxford (a conversion which led his father to cut him out of his will). Knox was a contemporary of G.K. Chesterton and in many ways they prompted each other to convert. In 1926, Father Kearney, thenContinue reading “Peace in Ourselves”

Ven. Fulton Sheen: The Hour that Makes My Day

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen was born in 1895 in Illinois and was ordained to the Priesthood in 1919. He went on to serve as Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of New York, before being appointed Bishop of Rochester. He was a prolific writer and hosted a weekly TV show which was watched by millions. InContinue reading “Ven. Fulton Sheen: The Hour that Makes My Day”

The Little Catechism of the Curé of Ars

St Jean Vianney (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859) was Parish Priest of Ars in France. In his time there he managed to bring about a complete spiritual revival of the town and the surrounding areas and spent his whole life ministering the sacraments to his flock. He was canonised in 1925 by PopeContinue reading “The Little Catechism of the Curé of Ars”

The Grace of Martyrdom

A Homily given by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, given at Corpus Christi Shrine, Maiden Lane, London on 16th September 2019 on the feast of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop at a Pontifical Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form, hosted by The Latin Mass Society. Photos by John Aron. In the name of the Father,Continue reading “The Grace of Martyrdom”

Faith, Adoration and Love of our Eucharistic Lord

A Homily given by His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, given at Corpus Christi Shrine, Maiden Lane, London on 20th June 2019 On this great feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, we gather at this shrine to demonstrate our faith in our Eucharistic Lord, to adore him andContinue reading “Faith, Adoration and Love of our Eucharistic Lord”