Friday, 27 April 2012

Canonical Visitation of Papa Stronsay

Official statement from Fr. Michael Mary

From 23rd to 26th April, 2012 a Canonical Visitation of the community at Papa Stronsay was undertaken by the local Ordinary, the Rt. Rev. Hugh Gilbert, O.S.B. accompanied by the Very Rev. Benedict Hardy, O.S.B.

The Visitation was positively received by the community. Its outcome will be formally announced in due course, pending canonically required consultations.

fr.michael at
Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer
Golgotha Monastery Island
Papa Stronsay, KW17 2AR
Orkney (Scotland, U.K.)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Pontifical High Mass in Edinburgh

Una Voce Scotland's diary for 2012 is beginning to fill up, including a number of pilgrimages to pre-reformation sites, plus, we have the additional joy in welcoming H.E. Bishop Rifan back to Scotland during his busy trip to the UK.

Bishop Rifan is Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney.

His Eminence Cardinal O'Brien has graciously given permission for a Pontifical High Mass to be offered by Bishop Rifan on the Monday 2 July at 7:00 p.m (venue to be confirmed).

For more details, keep an eye on this blog, or

Your unique opportunity to visit the inside of the largest Charterhouse in the world!

Day excursion for men and young men (ladies are not admitted in the monastery, apologies) to West Sussex on Saturday 24 March 2012: 

Please kindly let us know if you would like to come along, that we may plan the transportation: any men and boys welcome (we will have CRB checked adults), whether or not they attend Mass in Reading, and wherever they travel from. 

  • 11am: Sung Mass at West Grinstead recusant Shrine, sung by Fr Simon Leworthy FSSP; confessions heard by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP 
  • 12.30pm: Visit of Secret chapel and veneration of sacred items used by recusant priests, and prayer at Hilaire Belloc’s grave. 
  • 1pm: packed lunch in Parish Hall. 
  • 2pm: visit of Parkminster Charterhouse. Ending about 3.30pm. To be confirmed 
  • Around 4pm: depart to Reading; estimated time of arrival at St William of York in Reading: 6pm. 


  • From Reading: 9am: departure from St. William of York Catholic Church, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berks. RG1 5JT (see map here), located next to St Joseph Convent School. Large free parish car park next to St William Church, where you can safely leave your vehicle until you return. 
  • Not from Reading? Tell us also if you intend to come and meet us directly at West Grinstead.