Monday, 11 October 2021

Rosary Crusade 2021

Rosary Crusade passes Harrods

 After no Crusade in 2020, it was great to be back on the streets of London giving honour to the Queen of Heaven.  The Marian Franciscans led the rosary though the streets of the Capital to "drive evil out of the streets of London and fill the street with beautiful MARIAN flowers." (Fr. Philomeno).  Following the usual route from Westminster Cathedral to the Brompton Oratory, the Crusade of 1,100 souls sang and prayed in the warm autumn sunshine giving praise to God and His Blessed Mother.  Fr Ronald Creighton-Jobe (Cong. Orat.) greeted Our Lady on the steps of the great Church and we prayed the Litany of Loreto, the Fatima prayers, and made our Consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Following the lovely Fatima Hymn, Father gave a final blessing to conclude a lovely afternoon.  Next year, please God, we will be back inside the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary where we can better honour the Queen of Heaven and the "fruit of her womb",  Our Lord Jesus,  in the Blessed Sacrament.  

Friday, 17 September 2021

Rosary Crusade Rises from the Dead!

 We are pleased to confirm that the Rosary Crusade will now take place on 9 October 2021!  We will have the lovely public procession in honour of Our Lady and recitation of the rosary enroute.  Due to concerns about the very large numbers in a confined space at the Oratory Church, there will be only a short ceremony outside the Church to conclude the Crusade and, sadly, no opportunity for scapular enrolment.  Please let everyone know as the time for advertising is very short!

  

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Eucharistic Octave 11 to 19 September 2021

The Westminster Parishes of Maiden Lane, Warwick Street, Spanish Place and Farm Street with the Ukrainian Cathedral and the Order of Malta, invite you to a week of celebrations, centred on the Blessed Sacrament. With travel restrictions preventing many people from travelling to Hungary for the International Eucharistic Congress taking place in Budapest in September, the event will be marked in London with a week of Masses, Adoration and, to close the Octave, The Annual Corpus Christi Procession through the heart of London’s Regent Street from Warwick Street to Spanish Place. Further details can be found at www.catholiclondon.org.

NB:  We are hoping that the Rosary Crusade will proceed as usual this year on 9 October 2021, but this is subject to final confirmation from various authorities.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Pray the Rosary on 3 October!

Our Lady at Brompton Oratory

Unfortunately, the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions make this year's public procession extremely difficult, if not impossible.  However, no one can prevent us praying the rosary!  Devotees of Our Lady are therefore requested to pray the rosary on the planned date of this year's Crusade (3 October 2020) at 1:45 pm for an end to the current pandemic and in reparation for the sins against the Immaculate Heart.  It would be great if everyone could pray all 15 decades, but 5 is more than acceptable.  We hope to see you in person next October, God Willing!  

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.