Monday, September 21, 2009

Rosary Crusade of Reparation, 10th October

The 25th Annual National Rosary Crusade of Reparation takes place on Saturday 10th October. This year it will be led by Mgr Emmanuel-Marie de St Jean, Abbot of Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse, France.

Assemble by 1.45pm outside Westminster Cathedral. Procession to Brompton Oratory. Ends about 5.00pm. (There is an anticipated Mass of Sunday at Brompton Oratory at 6.00pm.)

See some great postings on previous years' Crusades at Fr Timothy Finigan's blog.

Mgr Lagrasse's visit has been organised by a newly-founded English Charity, The Friends of the Canonical Abbey of Lagrasse.

I have been reminded by John Eidinow, chairman of the Trustees of the Friends, that I posted some photos on flickr of Father Abbot's Solemn Pontifical Mass at Merton in 2008.

The Abbot will be accompanied by the Sub-prior, Père Augustin-Marie de la Trinité, and his programme is as follows:

Saturday, 10th October, 2009
- 11.45am: Celebrates Mass in the usus antiquior in the Crypt Chapel of Westminster Cathedral, by kind permission of the Canon Administrator.

- 1.45pm: Leads the Rosary Crusade of Reparation through the streets of London from Westminster Cathedral to the London Oratory, by kind invitation of the organisers. At the London Oratory he will give Pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Sunday, 11th October, 2009,
- 9.00am: Celebrates the regular usus antiquior Mass at the London Oratory, by kind invitation of the Fathers, and hopes to be able to meet members of the congregation after Mass.


  1. I thought Abbots could only wear linen miters. "Precious" miters were not permitted for an Abott.

  2. I'm not an expert in this matter, and I know this comment was raised at the time. It's not such a hugely important matter, is it? I suspect he wore what was provided. Bear in mind everything was brought in for the conference.

  3. It's so nice to hear that we still have processions like the one in the photo here in the UK. I didn't know that.

    Years ago we had annual processions from our church to the nearby Convent with the Statue of the Virgin Mary upfront and many banners denoting our Catholic schools, the SVP Society etc ...

    Not now though ...


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