Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Tale of two shrines

The first is the shrine to saint Philomena in New Brighton. Bishop Mark Davis gave it into the care of the Institute of Christ the King and they are establishing it as a great national resource.

The building is so impressive, commanding as it does, sweeping vistas of the Mersey. 

The other shrine is that of Blessed Dominic of the Mother of God Barberi. He is the Passionist who came from Italy to convert the English. In the process he converted Blessed John Henry Newman. His shrine is lovely. It is in the middle of a housing estate sadly with no resident priest. The Passionists pulled out and left the bodies behind. 

Quite inexplicable. 

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