Sunday 13 May 2018

Bruges Annual Pilgrimage - The Holy Blood & Our Lady of the Vine - 6-10 September

Every year for at least 25 years, an ecumenical group - Anglicans, Catholics, and others - have been going to the Beguinage in Bruges, to live and prayer for the visible unity of Christians. We stay with the Benedictine Sisters at their monastery in the beautiful setting of the Begijnhof. We always go at the time of the Patronal Festival on September 8th - Our Lady of the Vine, and honour their 14th century image of the Mother of God bearing her Son, Himself the Vine. We also visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood for its Friday principal sung mass, and venerate the sacred relic of the Lord's Passion.

Each evening there is a talk of Marian, historical, ecumenical or other spiritual interest; we worship with the sisters at their offices (Gregorian chant in Latin), and there are celebrations of the Eucharist for both Catholics and Anglicans.

Full board. Travel & insurance not included. Euros 230, payable on arrival.

Download Leaflet here.
Download Application & Booking Form here.

Saturday 20 January 2018

May they all be one: the vocation of Lambert Beauduin & Chevetogne. A film by Alexia Veriter

Part One

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Part Two

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Whole Documentary

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Tuesday 9 January 2018

Catholic League History: Lecture by Dr Michael Walsh

January 29th 2018 - 7pm

The Catholic League and the Second Vatican Council

Dr Michael Walsh

St Clement Danes Church Crypt, The Strand, WC2R 1DH

All welcome: register with the Secretary of the Anglo-Catholic History Society - Mr Brent Skelly,

Saturday 6 January 2018

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

As the Week of Prayer 2018 draws close, we recall that its founders were driven by a Catholic understanding of the Church's unity, and its need of re-integration and reconciliation. It is not a Protestant device, for its roots have grown alike through Protestant renewal movements, Catholic teaching on the Church and human society, and Orthodoxy too, towards an ecumenism that should serve none other than the visible and organic unity of Christ's people in His one Church. To this is integral both sharing in Catholic faith and living, and unity in communion with the Bishop of Rome as successor of Peter. Unity is never the missing piece of the jigsaw, the last step in the process: unity is where we have come from, just as it was prayed on the night before Our Lord died: a prayer, a command and a promise that we all be one, as the Father and the Son are one, so that the world may be convinced that Christ was sent so that the world might believe and live in hope.

Please look at our websites that tell the story of Prayer for Christian Unity.
  • gives the history, the movements, the people and the resources that continue the work
  •, tells the story of the remarkable Fr Paul Couturier, who re-founded the Church Unity Octave to enable all Christians (indeed all people) to share in the Catholic Church's prayer for unity, to live by spiritual ecumenism, and to hope for the reintegration of the whole Church in one people of God
  •, our work over many years to honour the martyrs on all sides of the Church's divisions, as witnesses to reconciliation in Christ not only in their own pursuit of faithfulness, but also in the fruit of repentance, new memory, and reconciliation for today and the future.
Also, here is the link to our annual prayer sheet, based on the writings of Paul Couturier, promoting closeness in personal prayer and repentance towards unity, which can also be used in services in Church, especially at the Prayer of the Faithful:

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Film - Chevetogne's Ecumenical Vocation

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

May they all be One
The Monastery of Chevetogne and Its Ecumenical Vocation
A Film by Alexia Veriter

Friday 19th January 2018
6-30 pm (after Mass in the Church of Our Lady Immaculate at 6 pm)
With discussion and a reception

Mount Street Jesuit Centre,
114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AY
By kind invitation of Fr Dominic Robinson SJ and the Jesuit Community and generous support from the Catholic League

For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, KTOTV (French Catholic TV) has made a documentary about the Benedictine monastery of Chevetogne in Belgium, founded to promote Christian Unity, by mutual encounter, understanding, dialogue, prayer and worship. The Chevetogne community continues to be closely involved internationally in Catholic-Orthodox, Catholic-Anglican and Catholic-Reformed dialogue and friendship.
Newly subtitled in English, the 52 minute film hears from the monks and their friends about their work in the monastery, their study and ecumenical engagement, and their spirituality and worship of the community in its two churches - Latin rite and Byzantine rite.

All are welcome. Admission is free but a donation is requested.
Tickets: (search Chevetogne)