This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Fr Vincent McNabb OP, who lived in St Dominic’s, London, and who was renowned as a speaker, writer, and spiritual master; he was referred to as “the Saint of Hyde Park”.
To celebrate this occasion and the life of our brother, the Rosary Shrine will be hosting a one-day Conference on the writings and thought of Fr Vincent McNabb OP. This will take place on 28 April 2018, beginning at 11am and ending at 4pm.
Talks will be given by Fr Aidan Nichols OP; Fr Richard J. Ounsworth OP; Fr Oliver J. Keenan OP; and Hugh Walters, and these will give an overview of McNabb’s life and work, and then they will focus on aspects of his writings from his use of Scripture, to his theology, and his ideas of social justice and economics.
Lunch will be provided, so pre-registration is essential. Please book at <email@example.com> or call 020 7482 9234.
There is a charge of £10.00 to cover costs. All are very welcome.
This year the March for Life is coming to London; it will take place on Saturday 5 May. To prepare for this act of Pro-Life witness in the streets of our capital city, the Rosary Shrine – “Mary’s House” in London – is delighted to host the Prayer Vigil for Life, organised in collaboration with ‘March for Life UK‘ and ‘Signs of Life‘.
Since the 16th-century, Popes have entrusted the Church, and the defence of her rights and of life itself to the prayers and intercession of the Mother of God, specifically under the title of Our Lady of the Rosary. Our Lady of the Rosary appeared at Fatima to encourage us to do penance and pray for peace and for the family. So, on the night before the March for Life, on Friday 4 May, we invite you to come to the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, and to pray the Rosary in a candlelit Eucharistic Procession, adore the Blessed Sacrament, and pray for the culture of life, love, and mercy to be established in our country.
In particular, we shall seek the protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the unborn. The Rosary Shrine is home to a relic image of Our Lady of Guadalupe – a replica of the tilma of St Juan Diego that was touched to the sacred tilma itself, and sent to London from the Basilica in Mexico City. The image was blessed by the Apostolic Nuncio and installed on the feast of Guadalupe last year.
Please help us to spread the word, share the poster, and ask your priests to put it in their parish newsletters. Thank you, and see you at London’s first ‘Prayer Vigil for Life’.
May is the month of Our Lady, and the third and final concert featuring Biber’s ‘Rosary Sonatas’ will take place on Saturday 12 May 2018 at 7:30pm. The concert will be performed by The Bach Players, with Nicolette Moonen on violin and Pawel Siwczak on organ. Tickets are available online, or on the door at £12.50 each; free for under 18s, £5 for students.
In addition, music lovers should note that there is also an organ recital on offer the night before, at 7pm on Friday 11 May. The organ recital played on our world-famous ‘Father Willis’ organ will be given by Martin Stacey, Director of Music at St Dominic’s Priory, and it is free of charge. As it is Our Lady’s month, the recital will comprise of Marian themed music. All are welcome; these free recitals take place once a month.