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Ronald Knox – Catholic theologian, writer and satirist.

Posted by Madeleine Harvey on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : History 

Most of us will have heard of Ronald Knox, but what of the man behind the name and a Somerset connection?    Best known for his re-translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible - his most major work – over a period of 50 years his literary output as a writer was prodigious. His books and essays covered a range of religious and spiritual issues, whilst he also enjoyed writing satire and detective fiction.

Born in 1888 into a staunchly Anglican family and the youngest of six children, he had spent hi...


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THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AND EPHESUS

Posted by Fr. Peter Clarke on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : History 
Some years ago my wife and I took a group from our Anglican church to Turkey, on pilgrimage.  Flying to Istanbul we spent two days exploring that magical city, including a boat trip on the Bosphorus, a visito the famous mosque, exploring underground water caverns and the Topkapi Palace home of the last Turkish emperor.

Then we flew down to Izmir in the south-west, in order to visit and explore what came to be the highlight of the whole trip - the ruined city of Ephesus. It was while St Paul ...


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Authority

Posted by Fr Peter Clarke on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : History 
It is now coming up to 12 months since former Anglican clergy and laity left the Church of England to prepare for beingReceived into full communion with the Holy See.  So what, I wonder, are our thoughts as we reflect on this past momentous year?

The one common thing is, perhaps, that there has been no regret on our part for what took place.  True, we have had to part from church buildings that played an integral part in our own spiritual lives.  We have left behind those with whom we worshipp...


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A Remembrance of Bishop Melvin Alexander

Posted by Fr Peter Clarke on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : History 

'REMEMBRANCE'

 ‘I remember, I remember,’ the house where I was born,

The little window where the sun came peeping in at morn’

Thomas Hood 1799-1845

I never cease to be amazed at the stuff one’s brain stores up and regurgitates at a moment’s notice, such as the piece of poetry above! So it was that when I came to put pen to paper, the words of that poem immediately came back to me. One particular remembrance of mine is of Bishop Mervyn Alexander and the Anglican-Catholic experiences that...


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The Founding of the Missionaries of St Francis de Sales

Posted by Fr. Martin Griffin MSFS on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : History 


The Lord works in mysterious ways! We were founded in 1838 by Father Peter Mary Mermier to mainly assist the diocesan clergy and for mission. By 1846 missionaries had been sent to India; this shows vision, courage and a willingness to carry out the mandate by the Lord, “Go, therefore, teach all nations, etc”. Almost 15 years later The Missionaries of St Francis de Sales came to England, not across the Channel, but  from India.

It happened that a certain Captain Dewell, serving in the Briti...


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