Thursday, 25 October 2012

Catholic group to go visit the Tate Museum

Father Armand de Malleray FSSP, who the joined 40 Days for Life Vigil at Bedford Square last week, will be guiding the next ‘Art for Souls’ tour on Saturday, 10 November 2012.

The tour will be on the theme of Motherhood.

Father de Malleray will lead the group through the exhibition on Pre-Raphelite Art at the Tate Gallery, London SW1P 4RG, exploring the relation between mothers and children as illustrated in classical art from a Traditional Catholic perspective.

The event is free for all and is open to the public, so all are welcome. They will be meeting inside the hall at Manton Entrance (the side entrance on Atterbury Street) at 1.45pm and the tour is expected to end at 3pm.

No booking needed. Nearest underground: Pimlico.
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 Why is this important?
Well, the Church and art cannot be separated; just as She cannot be separated from any pursuit of that which as good, true and beautiful. The relationship between mothers and children is just this, for the child the love of their mother is a dim reflection of the love of God; unconditional and eternal. This relationship is exemplified in our Blessed Lord and our Blessed Mother.
Our Lady loved and adored Christ as Lord from the moment He was conceived; then raised Him and loved Him as her son during his earthly life. She fed Him, clothed Him, taught Him and then finally stayed beside Him until the very end even when the Apostles had run, proving herself to be the best of mothers and the first and best of Christians.
 Having already given Himself totally for us Our Lord then gave us His mother from the Cross, so that we might have for all eternity His Blessed Mother as our mother and intercessor.
It is in this perspective that we can then look at the dignity and glory of motherhood as reflected in our lives. It's a wonderful subject to ponder.

How to find other young Catholics - the answer

Young Catholics, where are they?
A lot of young Catholics in the UK find themselves asking this question.
Sure, we can find one or two, here and there, but what where have they all disappeared to?

Now we're not going to delve into the theories on why, but we will certainly give you some pointers on where you can find them.

On Friday 26th October there will be a Mass followed by social for young Catholic adults in London at 6.45pm. The Church is St Mary Moorfields which can be found at 4-5 Eldon Street, City of London, EC2M 7LS
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The social is a great place to meet other Catholic youth. Aged anywhere between and 18 and 35 as a rule, they are a fantastic bunch. A refreshing group, which is always accompanied by jovial laughter, fraternity, good banter and sometimes the odd challenging debate.

It's totally free, you get Mass and then a social, where copious amounts of food and drinks are provided. So give it a try and get out of isolation!

What am I supposed to do in life? Find the answers here

So just how to answer this question. What am I supposed to do in life?
What I have found to work is not to sit around naval gazing, or searching for some intellectual answer but to get up and to get out there. To do something radical about finding the answer.

So if you are based in England, here's one that will challenge anyone (and sorry ladies, this one is lads only. If you are a lady and you would like to find out something for you, leave a comment).

Don't turn your nose at it, don't fall to the in-head voice of prejudice. Just do it.

Contact Father de Malleray FSSP on 0118 966 5284 or email malleray [at] fssp [dot] org. Sign up to his vocations discernment weekend.
The full-board residential weekend runs from the 14th to the 16th of December 2012 at St John Fisher House in Reading.

It's for any English-speaking Catholic men between 18 and 35 years of age (though if you're older or younger ask anyway!).

There is no set cost for students or unwaged, though donations are welcome and for all others the whole weekend, 2 days + 2 nights, including full board accommodation at St John Fisher House is only £50!

This will answer your questions. And no, don't worry, you won't come away a Priest!

Want to learn how to serve the Mass?

Altar servers’ weekend (residential): at St John Fisher House in Reading on 26-27-28 October 2012:
For single Catholic men between 18 and 35 years of age (under 18 please contact us).
Starts on Friday 26 October at 6pm – ends on Sunday 28 October mid-afternoon. Led by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, with Fr Matthew Goddard, FSSP.

In a convivial atmosphere, come and learn (or improve) how to set the vestments and sacred items before Mass and to serve EF Masses and Benediction. EF Mass on the Friday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Limited overnight accommodation: please book now. Non residential participants welcome.

Cost [for the whole weekend, 2 days + 2 nights, including full board accommodation at St John Fisher House]: no set price for students or unwaged – any donation welcome; others: £50 suggested.
Contact: Tel: 0118 966 5284; Email:; website: