Cyril of Alexandria (370-444). He entered a monastery, became a priest and finally succeeded his uncle S Bishop of Alexandria in 412. Fought strongly against the teaching of the heretical Nestorius, and took the lead at the Council of Ephesus. Wrote many works explaining and defending the Catholic faith.
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Philip Neri (1515-1595). Born in Florence, he came to Rome and devoted himself to work among young men while leading a Christian life and forming a brotherhood to look after the sick poor. In 1531 he became priest and founded the Oratory (one of the most famous churches in London) in which he held services […]
Augustine of Canterbury. The sinner turned saint. After a misspent youth and conversion chiefly through his mother’s tears and prayers, St. Gregory the Great sent him in 597 to preach the Gospel in England where he was helped by King Etherlbert. Became archbishop of Canterbury and set up some dioceses, especially in the Kingdom of […]
The Visitation. Commemorates the visit of Our Lady to her elderly cousin Elizabeth on hearing the angel’s declaration that Elizabeth, an old barren woman, has conceived in order to bear witness to the truth of the angel’s message. Picture: “Visitation”, from Altarpiece of the Virgin (St Vaast Altarpiece) by Jacques Daret, c. 1435 (Staatliche Museen, Berlin)
Please note, in light of the current situation and threat from Coronavirus, all public Masses have been suspended. More information on the Archdiocese website: http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php Mass will be streamed live from Sacred Heart’s Facebook Page and from the Cathedral. Please stay safe and well, and look after each other.
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Bidding Prayers 24th May 2020 Continue with your Novena to the Holy Spirit, asking Him to continue to guide and bless the Church and its leaders. For the Church. May She always be recognised as a sign and symbol of unity, holiness, and hope, gathering together one flock under one Shepherd. For our world. May […]