On the Kalendar: Saint Francis

October from Les Petites Heures d'Anne de Bretagne

“October”, kalendar page from Les Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne (The Little Hours of Queen Anne of Bretagne), by the Maître des Triomphes de Pétrarque. From Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (France).

Francis, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, is one of the most well-known and beloved of all saints, but in his . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Saint Francis

Saint Jerome, Presbyter and Doctor

Jerome in the Wilderness Albrecht_Dürer

St Jerome in the Wilderness, by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. National Gallery, London. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons from Wikimedia.

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that after the example of thy . . . → Read More: Saint Jerome, Presbyter and Doctor

Do you know someone who needs a visit?

The Seven Acts of Mercy, 'To visit the sick

The Pastoral Care Team would like to know if you are aware of anyone who needs a visit, a phone call, or Holy Communion brought to them. Maybe you haven’t seen the person who sits in front of you recently. Or maybe you have a family member or a friend down the street who is . . . → Read More: Do you know someone who needs a visit?

Altar Flowers — Michaelmas (Trinity XV)

Altar Flowers — Michaelmas (Trinity XV), 29 September 2019

Altar Flowers — Michaelmas (Trinity XV), 29 September 2019

Saint Michael and All Angels

Luca GIORDANO fallen angels

Archangel Michael Hurls the Rebellious Angels into the Abyss, by Luca Giordano (1632–1705)

O Everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thy appointment, they may succour and defend us . . . → Read More: Saint Michael and All Angels

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

celtic trefoil

Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Latest Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX 37

Manners maketh for a more comfortable life

Fr Hawtin

From “How We Must Speak To Each Other, distributed to students this fall at Michigan’s Hillsdale College, as reprinted in The Wall Street Journal.

Like all human things, speech can be abused. Indeed, it is one of those things we abuse most often. Many colleges and universities today seek to correct such abuse through the . . . → Read More: Manners maketh for a more comfortable life

Saint Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov (1862–1942). Baptized ‘Bartholomew’, Sergius of Radonezh (how he is most commonly referred to in the East) took the name ‘Sergius’ when he first took his monastic vows. From Wikimedia.

O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: Deliver . . . → Read More: Saint Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster

Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe

Engraving of Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe. From Wikimedia.

O Lord and Father, our King and God, by whose grace the Church was enriched by the great learning and eloquent preaching of thy servant Lancelot Andrewes, but even more by his example of biblical and liturgical prayer: Conform our lives, like his, . . . → Read More: Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster