Saturday, May 04, 2013

at Maryvale...

...there is an annual Pilgrimage with open-air Mass and Procession, honouring the Sacred Heart. This year it will be Sunday June 9th. Starts 3pm. Phone 0121 360 8118 for info - or just turn up. 

The Sacred Heart shrine here in this glorious old house is the shrine that John Henry Newman knew and loved. The wide lawns and the cool shaded paths are beautiful in the early-summer sunshine. There is birdsong and the cooing of pigeons, and the rustle of trees the roar of Birmingham traffic is a distant but useful reminder of the busy-ness of modern life and the world to be evangelised...

1 comment:

James Claus said...

I am new to your blog but have so enjoyed seeing you on EWTN. I just discovered recently that I am related to St. Robert Southwell. I've tried in vain to see any coverage of the English Martyrs feast day anywhere in British media. Here in the States it isn't even an official feast day. So disappointed!