Thursday, August 05, 2010

Catching up with the LMS

I`ve had quite a few emails with information from the LMS in the last two weeks. The first were about the Downside training course which I`m gald to say has no spare places left. I would very much have liked to go especially as bishop Athanasius Schneider will be there, but unfortunately I can`t make it. The conference runs from August 10th -13th and the Masses are open to the publlic. Other bloggers have been quicker to post the details but for anyone who hasn`t seen them they are as follows:

Latin Mass Society Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of Mass

at Downside Abbey
Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, Somerset BA3 4RH

Liturgies Open to the Public

Tuesday 10 August at 11.00 am
(St Lawrence Martyr)
Solemn Mass

Wednesday 11 August at 11.15 am
(SS Tibertius & Susanna Martyrs)
Missa Cantata

Thursday 12 August at 11.00 am
(St Clare Virgin)
Pontifical High Mass
Celebrant: Bishop Athanasius Schneider ORC
Auxiliary Bishop of Karaganga, Kazakhstan

Friday 13 August at 11.00 am
(SS Hippolytus & Cassian Martyrs)
Solemn Mass

Details: LMS office on 020 7404 7284

Also I got information about the walking pilgrimage to Walsingham later this month which I have mentioned before. Here it is:


For Immediate Release

5 August 2010

* Latin Mass Society Introduces a Walking Pilgrimage to Walsingham

The Latin Mass Society is organising a Walking Pilgrimage from Ely to Walsingham from Friday 20 August to Sunday 22 August. There is a noble tradition of walking pilgrimages to Walsingham which the LMS wishes to revive. The pilgrimage is inspired by the great Paris to Chartres Traditional annual walking pilgrimage which attracts thousands of young participants.
The LMS pilgrims will leave Ely on Friday 20 August after a 7.00 am blessing in Ely Cathedral. Accommodation will be in tents. There will be daily Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite concluding with a Traditional Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation at Walsingham at 2.30 pm on Sunday 22 August. This will be open to all.
The pilgrimage will be restricted to adults for this year whilst any practical problems are ironed out. It is hoped it will be much larger next year.
Dr Joseph Shaw, LMS Chairman, said: “I am very excited by this pilgrimage – it’s the sort of practical and challenging devotion which young people in particular find of great benefit. This is just one of the evangelical activities by which the LMS is responding to Pope Benedict’s call for a fresh presentation of the Faith in Europe”.
For registration and full details potential pilgrims should e mail the organiser, Paul Smeaton, on or telephone the LMS office on 020 7404 7284.

For further information, please contact John Medlin, General Manager, or James Murphy, LMS Office Manager, on (T) 020 7404 7284; (F) 020 7831 5585;
(E mail)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Michael - I have not visited your site for a while and love the new look. Thanks for the LMS links - I must try to get to Downside during the week. Martin