"If you desire perseverance, be devout to our Blessed Lady."
St Philip Neri
"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us." Saint John Vianney.
The first layer of paint is being applied in the Upper Room.
After St Francis was asked by Our Lord to, "Go and repair My house which, as you can see, is falling into ruins", he restored several chapels in Assisi, including that of St Mary of the Angels, the Portiuncula or Little Portion.
Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Angels, and so the Portiuncula Indulgence, or Pardon of Assisi may be gained today. This is a plenary indulgence available by visiting any parish church and there devoutly praying for the Holy Father's intentions with a Creed and Our Father, and receiving the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion within a few days.
Here is our parish pilgrimage in 2018, outside the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which enshrines the chapel built by St Francis:
Today is a good day to pray for the purification and renewal of Christ's Bride, the Church.
Our Lady of York - pray for us
Street artist Wim is painting this fine reproduction of Andrea Pozzo's trompe d'oeil ceiling in the church of Sant'Ignazio in Rome. It depicts the entrance of St Ignatius Loyola, whose feast day is today, into heaven. The vault and dome of the ceiling are an illusion, which Wim has tried to recapture. Go and admire his work outside the Minster at weekends, weather permitting.
Please click here for a list of the Mass Intentions for the week beginning Saturday, 31st July.
Refreshments are being served on Sundays again in the Upper Room. While the room itself is looking a little scruffy, improvements are in process. Do make a contribution if you are able. You can do so at our 'JustGiving' page. Please click here: www.justgiving.com/yorkoratory