Saint Blaise (Blase or Blasius)

Saint Blase

O Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Blaise boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer . . . → Read More: Saint Blaise (Blase or Blasius)

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or The Purification of the Blessed Virgin

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

La présentation de Jésus au Temple (The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple), by James Tissot (1836–1902). Brooklyn Museum, via Wikimedia

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that, as thy only–begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto . . . → Read More: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or The Purification of the Blessed Virgin

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany  

color celtic cross knot

O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany  

Saint Timothy

Rembrandt St Timothy

Timothy and his grandmother, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669). From Wikipedia. Timothy, his mother Eunice, and his grandmother Lois, were all members of the Christian community in Lystra in Lycaonia, when Paul visited Lystra for the second time, in the company of Silas.

O God, eternal and only wise, who by the . . . → Read More: Saint Timothy

January Newsletters

Here are the January newsletters:

St Stephen’s News XXXI 1 January 22nd St Stephen’s News XXXI 2 January 29th

Saint Ælred of Riveaulx, Abbot

Aelred of Rievaulx Life of Edward the Confessor,

Illuminated initial from De Speculo Caritatis (The Mirror of Charity) by Ælred of Rieveaulx

Almighty and everlasting God, who ceasest not alike to teach and succour the children of thy Church: Grant, we pray thee, that as thou hast given Saint Aelred unto thy faithful people to be the minister of their everlasting salvation, . . . → Read More: Saint Ælred of Riveaulx, Abbot

O Emmanuel

23 December O Emmanuel by Philip Chircop SJ

O Emmanuel, by Philip Chircop SJ. P Antiphon for 23 December.

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, exspectatio Gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster.

O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Saviour: Come and save us, O Lord our God.

From the . . . → Read More: O Emmanuel

Altar Flowers — Sunday next before Advent

Altar Flowers — Sunday next before Advent, 24 November 2019

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?

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