This is the new official prayer for the foundation of a Foyer de Charité in England.
Father, your Son promised Marthe Robin that the Foyers de Charité would be the house of your heart open to all and a life-giving oasis for discouraged souls. Look down in mercy upon England, the Dowry of Mary, and through her maternal intercession and that of Marthe, grant us for the glory of your name the grace of a Foyer in this land. Call those you want for this vocation, and fulfil your Son's desire that it be a family resplendent with light, charity and love in our midst. We ask this through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrimage
There will be a National Pilgrimage to Fatima next year, from 9-16 July 2013, organized by the World Apostolate of Fatima, England and Wales, with Fr Gerard Kelly as Spiritual Director, and Mike Daley as Leader.
At the Mass in St. Peter's on 13th May 2006, Pope Benedict XVI expressed the hope that the message of Fatima will be "increasingly accepted, understood and lived in every community".
World Apostolate of Fatima (England And Wales), National Pilgrimage to Fatima July 9th to 16th 2013
Spiritual Director: Fr Gerard Kelly, Leader: Mike Daley
The price is £598 per person sharing and will include:
- Return Flight London Heathrow to Lisbon
- Half-Board in Domus Pacis
- Taxes & Coach Tours in Fatima, and to Coimbra, Tomar and Nazare Shrines & Beach.
Fatima is one of the most important Marian pilgrimage centres in the world, and its message has assumed even more prominence since the beatification of Francisco and Jacinta by Blessed Pope John Paul II in May 2000. The week consists of a full programme of events centred in Fatima.
You can download a poster which can be printed off and displayed in your local church, and a booking form and itinerary.
Cause of Sr Lucia
Here is the link to the web page for the Cause of Sr Lucia that is being run from the Carmelite Convent in Coimbra.
Through this website you can obtain the Prayer for her Beatification, send them prayer requests, and there is a further link where you can post an account of graces received through praying to Sr Lucia, entirely anonymously if one so desires.
There is also a tab at which you can subscribe to the Newsletter they are going to start issuing on 13th Feb 2013, the 8th anniversary of Sr Lucia´s passing to heaven, to promote the Cause of her Beatification.
Theotokos Books has just published a new book A Bouquet of Memories: Reminiscences of Eighty Years, by Mary Goodhind
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A Bouquet of Memories is a heart warming account of Mary Goodhind’s life from her early years in pre-war Londonincluding her vivid recollections of her wartime experiences of being an evacueeto her family’s move to a new house in Barnehurst to escape the Blitz. It also details her working and social life in post-war Britain, and the pilgrimages and holidays she enjoyed before her marriage in 1966.
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The credit card price for the the print version, the price, including shipping, is only $15.95 !
The Foyers of Charity - Catholic Lay Communities
The Foyers are communities of lay Christians headed by a Priest who acts as "Father" of the Foyer. They were founded by Marthe Robin and Fr. Georges Finet in 1936. Their main Apostolate is the giving of week-long retreats in silence, and at present there are about 70 communities world-wide.
A new Association of the Friends of the Foyers has been recently set up in England to promote the foundation of a Foyer in this country. Details about this will be forthcoming at:
To see video extracts from a DVD of a Foyer Retreat at Tressaint Foyer of Charity in Brittany, France, please click this link:
To see an article about the Foyer retreat in English at Tressaint, and Marthe Robin, click here ...
To see the Advent 2012 English Friends of the Foyers newsletter, please click here ..
Knights of Our Lady - MSM - Events - London and Paris
MSM Open Day in London
Invitation: The Preceptor of the Knights of Our Lady in England cordially invites you to our 9th Annual Michaelmas Open Day on Saturday, 29th September, the Feast of St Michael Archangel, Grand Master of the Militia Sanctae Mariae, which includes a Chapter and a Talk by Donal Foley. The meeting will take place at the Brompton Oratory from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, in St Michael’s (scout) Hall, beyond the garden, and all are invited.
INTERNATIONAL FAMILIARIS CONSORTIO INSTITUTE
International Congress in Paris (scroll down)
The mission of which is to promote and defend the values of human Life and the Family, invites you to its next international Congress which will take place in PARIS from Friday 12th till Sunday, 14th October, 2012, on the theme: ‘The Family at the source and heart of Evangelisation’
The new Finding Fatima DVD
Finding Fatima explores the religious phenomenon of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917 Portugal, detailing the initial apparitions of the Angel that prepared three young shepherd children for the arrival of Our Lady, to the ‘Miracle of the Sun’.
What was to follow resonated around the World, culminating in what has been described as the greatest miracle of the 20th Century witnessed by over 70,000 people.
For more details click here ...
Book Review: Medjugorje Revisited by Donal Anthony Foley
This new review can be seen via Te Deum Laludamus, the blog by Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS
"Some Background and Thoughts - In 2006, British author, Donal Anthony Foley, released the book, Understanding Medjugorje: Heavenly Visions or Religious Illusions? Last year, in 2011, Foley released the updated, revised, and expanded version of that book under the title: MEDJUGORJE REVISTED: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud? It has a foreword by Mariologist, Rev. Manfred Hauke and the preface was written by Patrick Coffin.
I often get emails from people who are discerning whether to visit Medjugorje, or who feel conflicted. When they search, they end up at the most popular sites at the top of the search list which offer an uncritical view of events in favor of signs, wonders, and good fruits. This not only comes to the exclusion of bad fruits; it has blossomed into an alliance within the entire movement which pits the "gospa" of Medjugorje against the local bishops ..."
To see the rest of the review, please visit this link:
Dr Pravin Thevathasan reviews Thomas Aquinas, Teacher and Scholar, by James McEvoy, Michael Dunne and Julia Hynes
"This is the second volume of the Maynooth Aquinas lectures. The annual series, founded by the late Professor James McEvoy, aims at examining Thomist thought in the light of contemporary concerns. It has most certainly succeeded in doing so in this volume. The topics covered include the Eucharist, the problem of suffering, the meaning of being and the virtues."
Dr Pravin Thevathasan reviews At the Heart of the Gospel, Reclaiming the body for the new evangelization, by Christopher West
"The theology of the body was a teaching that was dear to the heart of Pope John Paul II. Christopher West has become a major exponent of this project and has, on occasions, generated a certain amount of controversy. In this book, he tackles some of the main themes including the mystery of creation as male and female, the divine symbolism in the Song of Songs and the wound of puritanism. It is well written and deals with human sexuality in a spirit of refinement throughout."
...and Sexual Morality, A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships, by John Piderit (scroll down)
Dr Pravin Thevathasan reviews Psychology and Catholicism: Contested Boundaries, by Robert Kugelmann
"This is a well researched work examining the often complex relationship between psychology and Catholicism in the years 1879 to 1965. The author, a professor of psychology at Dallas University, demonstrates that the Church was, in fact, not hostile to psychology before the nineteen sixties as long as there was no repudiation of Church teaching. Pope Pius XII, for example, was open to promoting genuine advances in psychology."
The Fatima Prayer Book reviewed by Jim & Jean Dudek of Pilgrims for Peace, based in Florida
For the years since 2001, on 13 occasions, Pilgrims for Peace have gone to Fatima from the United States... When we discovered 'The Fatima Prayer Book', which was assembled by Leo Madigan, we felt that we had found a gold mine. It is especially good for our groups, since we focus on Our Lady of Fatima's Message as was given to the three children, and since 'The Fatima Prayer Book' also focuses on the varied aspects of this Message.
To see the rest of the review, please click here ...
Francis Phillips reviews My Brother the Pope, by Georg Ratzinger
"Orphaned when he was a young adult, the late Pope John Paul II had no family member to offer a portrait of his childhood and youth. In contrast, this book offers a unique glimpse of Joseph Ratzinger, the man who was to become Pope Benedict XVI. The oral reminiscences of his older brother Georg, who also became a priest, it offers a fascinating insight into the childhood and youthful influences which have shaped the Holy Father’s personality."
Family Life International Conference
Greg Clovis of Family Life International has organised a Conference on Defending Life, the Faith and the Family. It is being held at St Georrge's Cathedral Hall, Southwark, on Sat 28th April and you can read all the details online, request a brochure and sign up at :
Tim Tindal-Robertson of the World Apostolate of Fatima is speaking on the subject of
OUR LADY OF FATIMA'S RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS OF THE FAMILY
Please pray for its success!
Theotokos Books e-books!
Theotokos Books titles are now available as e-books in the Kindle and ePub formats. These can be downloaded here ...
E-books can also be read on your desktop/laptop - to read Kindle type files (eg mobi) you can download Kindle for Desktop
To read ePub type files (which can also be read on iPod, iPad, NOOK, etc.) on your desktop/laptop, you can download Adobe Digital Editions