March Homily: Fr Mark Woodruff

Fr Mark Woodruff is a priest of the Diocese of Westminster. Having studied at College of the Resurrection at Mirfield, Fr Woodruff served in Anglican ministry before being received into the Catholic Church. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1995 and now serves as the Chairman of the Society of St John Chrysostom. TheContinue reading “March Homily: Fr Mark Woodruff”

Fr Dominic Robinson SJ: Eucharistic Octave 2021

Given at a Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament, celebrated according to the Missal of 1962, as part of the London Eucharistic Octave 2021 on Monday 13th September 2021 “Do this in memory of me”.  Imagine you hear these words the first time they are spoken by Our Lord himself the night before he was toContinue reading “Fr Dominic Robinson SJ: Eucharistic Octave 2021”

Fr Mark Elliott-Smith: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Given on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, during a Mass according to the Divine Worship Missal, as part of the London Eucharistic Octave 2021 on Tuesday 14th September 2021 How quickly faith can give way to doubt! Here we are, reading from the book of Numbers, a book which describes theContinue reading “Fr Mark Elliott-Smith: Exaltation of the Holy Cross”

Fr Christopher Colven: Praying for the Departed

Given at the Requiem Mass as part of the London Eucharistic Octave 2021 on Friday 17th September 2021 A 7th century Irish monk called Saint Lomman wrote a delightful devotional piece called “The Praises of Mary”. This is part of it: “O Mary, when our eyes close in their last sleep, and open to behold yourContinue reading “Fr Christopher Colven: Praying for the Departed”

Cardinal Nichols: Eucharistic Octave 2021

Given at the Pontifical Mass opening the Eucharistic Octave at Corpus Christi Shrine, Maiden Lane, on Saturday 11th September 2021 My brothers and sisters, Today we take the first step in our celebration of the Eucharist in union with the International Eucharistic Congress taking place in Budapest. I thank Fr Alan Robinson here at our beautifulContinue reading “Cardinal Nichols: Eucharistic Octave 2021”

Fr John Hemer: Corpus Christi 2021

Fr John Hemer is a Father of the Mill Hill Missionaries and has worked in several mission territories, including Pakistan, Kenya and Uganda, preaching the Gospel. He is currently a lecturer in Scripture at the Diocesan Seminary, Allen Hall. Fr Hemer preached at the Extraordinary Form Mass of Corpus Christi, which opened our annual Quarant’OreContinue reading “Fr John Hemer: Corpus Christi 2021”

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”