Sunday, 15 September 2019

Rosary Crusade 2019

Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.
Happy Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows!  The Rosary Crusade this year is on Saturday, 12 October 2019 and we are pleased that Fr. Lawrence Lew has agreed our invitation to lead the rosary and preach at the Crusade.  You are requested to assemble outside Westminster Cathedral from 1:45 pm and we walk, of course, to the Brompton Oratory (a distance of about a mile and a half).  We arrive at the Oratory at about 3:15 pm, where Our Lady is met by our chaplain, Fr. Ronald Creighton-Jobe.  Our Lady is received at the Church with appropriate ceremony and then we have our devotions of prayers and hymns, Solemn Benediction, and the final hymn, "Faith of Our Fathers."  Following the Crusade, there is an opportunity, for those not already enrolled, to enrol in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  We hope to see you there in your thousands!      

Monday, 8 October 2018

Rosary Crusade 2018

Our dear Fr Ronald Creighton-Jobe, Spiritual Director of the Crusade, will preach at the 2018 Crusade as well as his usual duties.  Fr. Creighton-Jobe is a very accomplished preacher, so we look forward to hearing what he has to say.  Please join us this Saturday, 13 October 2018, for the 34th Annual National Rosary Crusade of Reparation.  The Crusade starts outside Westminster Cathedral and those wishing to take part are asked to congregate at 1:45pm.  Pray for good weather, but do come to pray and make reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.        

Relive the 2017 Crusade here. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Rosary Crusade 2017

On 3 September 2017, Scotland was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  We are very pleased that one of the Bishops present at that Consecration is joining us for this year's Rosary Crusade of Reparation.   Bishop John Keenan of Paisley will lead the Crusade.  It is 100 years since Our Lady visited Fatima and asked the young shepherd children to pray the rosary and do sacrifice for sinners.  100 years!  It was a simple message, but how many of us are able to pray the rosary daily as Our Lady requested?  The errors of Russia have spread throughout the world as was predicted because this message wasn't sufficiently heeded.  Pray the rosary and, on Saturday, 14 October, join us for a very public rosary on the streets of London carrying before us the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima which was consecrated by Pope Pius XII as a pilgrim statue for England and Wales.  Let us get the spiritual boots on the streets in this centenary year to give witness to our Catholic Faith, living still in spite of dungeon, fire and sword, and to give honour to the Mother of God in the Month of the Holy Rosary!        

Friday, 7 October 2016

Rosary Crusade 8 October 2016 -- Pray for an end to Abortion!

"If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church". (Our Lady's Words at Fatima 13 July 1917).

It may come as no surprise that Russia was the first country in the world to legalise abortion.  The  Bolshevik government legalised abortion only 3 years after Our Lady's words at Fatima.  There is no question that this particular error has spread throughout the world and today, around 50 million children a year are killed in the womb.  The Rosary Crusade has been approached by one of the local 40 days for Life  groups to pray specifically for the closure of the Abortion clinic in Twickenham which they are targeting with their prayers and witness this year.  Let us therefore pray for this intention and for the protection of unborn babies worldwide.  It is only Divine intervention, through the intercession of Our Lady, which will stop this mass slaughter of the innocents.

Come, with rosaries at the ready, to Westminster Cathedral (1:45 pm) on Saturday!   

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Westminster Cathedral Administrator to Preach at 2016 Crusade


Cannon Christopher Tuckwell, Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, will lead and preach at this year's Rosary Crusade on 8 October 2016.  The video link shows Canon Tuckwell preaching at A Day with Mary at Westminster Cathedral in May 2016.  Welcome Canon Tuckwell! 

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Father Martin Edwards
The Rosary Crusade is pleased to welcome Fr Martin Edwards, Parish Priest of St Mary Magdalene, Wandsworth, and National Chaplain for the British Pilgrims participating in the annual Paris-Chartres Pilgrimage, to preach at the 2015 Crusade in October.  The Crusade will take the usual route from Westminster Cathedral to Brompton Oratory on 10 October this year.  Those wishing to participate in the procession are asked to congregate outside Westminster Cathedral by 1:45 pm.        

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rosary Crusade 2014

Harrod's had a special visitor on Saturday!
Thousands of fervent faithful followed the little statue of Our Lady of Fatima through the streets of London bringing religion very firmly into the public square.  Throughout the hour and a half procession, the Rosary (all 15 decades!) was prayed and hymns in honour of Our Lady were sung.  Despite ominous weather forecasts earlier in the week, the procession took place in glorious sunshine with many complaining that it was too warm!  It's amazing what a little prayer can do...

The procession ended at the Brompton Oratory where an hour of hymns and prayers to our Lady and Our Lord was crowned by Solemn Benedication celebrated by Fr Christopher Andrews, OSB with Frs Ronald Creighton-Jobe and Rupert McHardy of the Oratory assisting.  Fr John Hunwicke of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham gave a thoughtful Sermon on Our Lady of Victories, recalling the naval victory of Lepanto which was won by the power of the Holy Rosary.  The beautiful Lady chapel in the Oratory reflects this theme as the altar is dedicated to Our Lady of Victories and has statues of the Dominican Saints, Pope Pius V and Rose of Lima.

Our Lady was accompanied by many young flower girls and altar boys and was hoisted high by the members of the Catholic Police Guild.  The Knights of Malta were well represented, as were the Knights of Our Lady and the Brothers of the Little Oratory and we were thankful for the support of the dedicated priests who accompanied the procession, Fr. Simon Leworthy, Fr Rupert McHardy, Fr John Hunwicke and Fr Christopher Andrews, OSB.

See you next year?