Thursday, September 18, 2014

Westminster Abbey celebrates its 75th anniversary

Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon made a new foundation in 1939
Daily Mass has been sung in Gregorian chant in the monastery since it was founded. Photo submitted.
The diamond (75th) jubilee of the foundation of Westminster Abbey, on Sunday, Sept. 14, the Feast of the Holy Cross, was a day of gratitude and remembrance. After sung Mass at 10 a.m. and Midday Prayer, there was lunch, then a program of celebration. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope's visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes
Filipino boys walk along a dike near Manila, Philippines, July 29. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle announced during a press conference that Pope Francis will visit the island nation Jan. 15-19 and is likely to visit victims of Typhoon Haiyan. CNS photo / Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA.
Pope Francis's visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the Church in the country down "new roads in the faith and in the mission," said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Nuncio offers vision of hope rooted in prayer and communion
CCCB President Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau gives Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi a copy of the new Lectionary for Mass: Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses, and Masses for the Dead. It was launched at the plenary meeting Sept. 15. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The apostolic nuncio offered Canada's bishops Sept. 15 a vision of hope for a missionary Church rooted in prayer and communion. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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