ASSOCIATION OF PAPAL ORDERS
IN GREAT BRITAIN
CALENDAR & EVENTS
Whilst there is no obligation for any recipient of a Papal honour to become a member of the Association, there is an undoubted commonality between the recipients through their award and where possible, different events are arranged from time to time in which those so honoured may become involved and take part in honourable fellowship.
13th to 16th MAY 2019 : VISIT TO NORWICH, OXBURGH HALL & WALSINGHAM.
A three day visit is planned centred on Norwich led by Mgr. Vladimir Feltzman. Norwich is a very historic city, around which the region has strong links with the Catholic faith. The HQ for the visit will be the St. Giles Hotel (4*), five minutes from the centre of the city (<www.stgileshotel.co.uk>). Please note that the hotel has only 24 rooms. Reservations therefore, will have to be on a ‘first come - first served’ basis. There are parking facilities at the hotel.
The Provisional timetable is as follows: Final arrangements are to be confirmed.
Monday 13th May: Afternoon arrival; guided tour of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Cathedral;
Mass in the Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes; reception and dinner
Tuesday 14th May: By coach; visit to Oxburgh Hall, ancient home of the Bedingfeld family; tour of the house;
Mass in the family chapel; return and dinner. (<www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall>)
N.B. NATIONAL TRUST CARDS MAY BE USED AT OXBURGH HALL
Wednesday 15th May: By coach; visit to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham; guided tour; Mass;
lunch; (optional) Rosary, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; Benediction; return and dinner.
Thursday 16th May: Mass and morning departure.
The cost is £600 per person to include dinner, bed and breakfast. Payment is required when booking. Cancellations will be accepted up to 30th April 2019. Cheques are payable to “Papal Knights in Great Britain.”
Norwich is served by trains via Cambridge and by trains under the Greater Anglia franchise. Web sites should be consulted. Advanced booking may result in reduced fares. Senior rail cards may be used. The Committee of the Association of Papal Orders cannot be involved in arranging travel by air, or any other mode of transport to and from Norwich.
Further details, reservations and payment:
Dr James Hagerty, KSG, 4, Moorland Garth, Moortown, Leeds, LS17 6JU
0113 225 0853 / 07753 602791 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please note that the final date for reservations is 28th February 2019.
A MESSAGE FROM THE HOLY FATHER IN RELATION TO OCTOBER
Holy See Press Office Communiqué, 29.09.2018
The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other.
In recent days, before his departure for the Baltic States, the Holy Father met with Fr. Fréderic Fornos, S.J., international director of the World Network of Prayer for the Pope, and asked him to spread this appeal to all the faithful throughout the world, inviting them to conclude the recitation of the Rosary with the ancient invocation “Sub Tuum Praesidium”, and with the prayer to Saint Michael Archangel that he protect us and help us in the struggle against evil (cf. Revelation 12, 7-12).
The prayer – the Pontiff affirmed a few days ago, on 11th September, in a homily at Santa Marta, citing the first book of Job – is the weapon against the Great Accuser who “goes around the world seeking to accuse.” Only prayer can defeat him. The Russian mystics and the great Saints of all the traditions advised, in moments of spiritual turbulence, to shelter beneath the mantle of the Holy Mother of God pronouncing the invocation “Sub Tuum Praesidium”.
The invocation “Sub Tuum Praesidium” is recited as follows:
“Sub tuum praesidium confugimus Sancta Dei Genitrix. Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus, sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, Virgo Gloriosa et Benedicta.”
[We fly to Thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin].
With this request for intercession the Holy Father asks the faithful of all the world to pray that the Holy Mother of God place the Church beneath her protective mantle: to preserve her from the attachks by the devil, the great accuser, and at the same time to make her more aware of the faults, the errors and the abuses committed in the present and in the past, and committed to combating without any hesitation, so that evil may not prevail.
The Holy Father has also asked that the recitation of the Holy Rosary during the month of October conclude with the prayer written by Leo XIII:
“Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio; contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae caelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute, in infernum detrude. Amen.”
Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen].