Friday, 28 February 2020

Glastonbury met Walsingham

As the dowry tour (link here) continued round the country, so it arrived at Clifton Cathedral.

It is right and good that those entrusted with devotion to Our Lady of Glastonbury should go and welcome here. And so it was that a good number of folks, not just from the Shrine, but from all four parishes, went to say hello to Our Lady of Walsingham.

There was a sticky moment when the displays said that Glastonbury dated from 1054 - and I have tried to tell them, that this was just when the shrine was rebuilt after a fire. So I held the troops back, and said I'd try to sort it!!! (It might not have helped that I said to Mgr Armitage that I wanted to see what Our Lady had been up to 1000 years after she'd been to Glastonbury... but you live and learn!)

We, of course, have no foundation date. We simply are, and always have been.

So here we are welcoming the Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham. You can see the Community monks (link here) in black in the back of the photos.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Vigil of the Apostles

In 1955 the Masses for the Vigils of the Apostles disappeared. So they are tricky to get hold of.

If you happen to offer Latin Mass on the Vigil of the Apostles and need sheets for the people, then please do use these.

The link is here in the website of the Community of Our Lady of Glastonbury.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Another Reformation NOW!

At a recent Community visit to Hereford Anglican Cathedral (build by us, stolen... etc...) there is a wonderful quasi medieval shrine to St Thomas of Cantilupe, you can see it on the Cathedral website here. It also has the Mappa Mundi, and I was very please to see that Glastonbury is mentioned.

Well, not just mentioned, it is there bold as brass!

So that was all very well and good, but then I went into gift shop and saw this!!!!

An innocent display of jewelry items? I hear you cry. But no!!! take a closer look...

INDULGENCES! AN Anglican Cathedral selling indulgences! It's all a bit rum seeing that they got so cross last time! Let me tell you, it is only a matter of time before all those nice new statues and shrines will be brought to naught and not a stone left on top of another, and horses stabled in the sanctuary, and the Kings commissioners... all over again, and all because of selling indulgences!

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