Monday, June 25, 2012

The traditional...

...Martyrs' Walk made its way through London yesterday,following the route taken by Catholic martyrs to Tyburn long ago. We prayed for religious freedom, gave thanks for the sacrifices made by the martyrs in England long ago, asked for courage for whatever lies ahead. We stopped at SS Anselm and Cecilia in Holborn, at the (Anglican)church of St-Giles-in-the-Fields - where we remembered all those, Protestant and Catholic, who died during the turbulent years of the Reformation and prayed the De Profundis, , and St Patrick's, Soho Square, before finally making our way to Tyburn and Benediction. It's no longer possible to walk down Oxford Street(traffic, crowds), so we divided up into sections and went along other roads. Fr Robert Nicoletti had come from Rome to be our chaplain for the day, and for all of us on the organising team the day began at Westminster Cathedral where he concelebrated the 10.30 High Mass with Canon Christopher Tuckwell for the feast of the Birthday of St John the Baptist.

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