Follow usTwitterFacebook


06 Oct 2016 News No comments

Thieves ransack Liverpool’s Catholic cathedral

Glass images were smashed and cash stolen early this morning Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral was ransacked and vandalised in the early hours of this morning. …

Read more

09 Sep 2016 Articles No comments

Practical governance was not my forte, says Benedict XVI

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was 'more of a professor' while Francis was a 'man of practical reform' While retired Pope Benedict XVI said or…

Read more

11 Aug 2016 News No comments

Catholic charity to support seminarians across the world after murder of Fr Hamel

Aid to the Church in Need is launching a campaign to support the training of 1,000 new priests Following the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel, the Italian arm of A…

Read more

14 Jun 2016 Vatican Comments (1)

Disabled people must not be hidden away, says Pope Francis

Francis celebrated Mass for the Year of Mercy jubilee of the sick and persons with disabilities Love and solidarity are what make the world a better place, not…

Read more

08 Sep 2015 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Burkina Faso’s bishops call for transparent elections

Describing political responsibility as a “high form of charity,” the bishops of Burkina Faso have issued a pastoral letter calling for “peaceful elections, free…

Read more

12 Sep 2015 Europe News No comments

Cardinal Marx: Pope's annulment reforms don't go far enough

The president of the German bishops' conference has said that the reform introduced in the annulment process by Pope Francis this week "does not solve the funda…

Read more

08 May 2016 United Kingdom No comments

Campaigners applaud Cameron’s caution on screening for Down’s syndrome

The prime minister said 'ethical issues' must be taken into account Campaigners have applauded David Cameron’s statement that new screening techniques must be …

Read more

11 Oct 2016 News Comments (2)

Read about what one priest said that made Pope Francis wipe tears from his eyes!

The Albanian priest whose testimony moved Pope Francis to tears in 2014 is one of the 17 international bishops and priests the Pope will elevate to the College …

Read more

20 Feb 2015 Articles Comments (9)

Eucharistic Miracles: Evidence of the Real Presence

At every Catholic Mass, following the command of Jesus himself, the celebrant raises the host and says, "Take this, all of you, and eat it: This is my body,…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Archbishop of Westminster officially announces new shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary

Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has officially announced a new diocesan shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary at St Dominic’s Priory, Haverstock Hill.

The Shrine will officially be declared open with a Holy Mass on October 22

The Rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of the Catholic Church. Tradition does hold that St. Dominic (d. 1221) devised the Rosary. The church designed and built is surrounded by fifteen smaller side chapels, one for each of the traditional Mysteries of the Rosary. On the left of the nave are found the Joyful Mysteries; in the center behind the sanctuary are the Sorrowful Mysteries, and to the right are the Glorious Mysteries.

Moved by a vision of our Blessed Mother, St Dominic` preached the use of the rosary in his missionary work among the Albigensians, who had denied the mystery of Christ. The Lady Chapel has a semicircular white marble entry facade, depicting Mary handing the Rosary to St. Dominic.

Cardinal Nichols said: “I am pleased that we now have a shrine dedicated specifically to the Rosary. It is a fitting complement to the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden.”

Fr Thomas Skeats OP, prior and parish priest, said: “This is a particularly Dominican contribution to the life of the diocese and especially felicitous during this year when we are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Order.”

Begun in 1928, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary was designed by Dutch architect Gerard Van Kriechen and built by Portuguese architect João Antunes. It was Consecrated on 7th October 1953. The Basilica was dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary by Pope Pius XII through the brief pontifical document, “Luce Superna” on 11th November 1954.



Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories