Follow usTwitterFacebook

Latest

12 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Disunity in the Church is perilous, Archbishop Chaput cautions at synod

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia spoke to the synod fathers on Saturday on the importance of precision in language, particularly regarding unity in div…

Read more

24 Feb 2016 Americas News USA Vatican No comments

Priest who defied Vatican to promote Literacy in Nicaragua dies at 82-years of age

In the 1980s Father Fernando Cardenal was among the Nicaraguan Catholic priests that were sanctioned by the Vatican for their involvements with the Daniel Orteg…

Read more

30 Nov 2015 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Pope Francis Visits Grand Mosque in a dangerous district of Bangui

Pope Francis the early hours of the morning (during the morning prayer hours of the muslims) visited the Grand Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui popularly known as …

Read more

01 Jul 2015 Q&A Resources Comments (1)

What does it look like to be gay – and a practicing Catholic?

More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were s…

Read more

20 Oct 2015 Americas News Comments (1)

Ruins of 16th-century church emerge from Mexican reservoir as water level drops

The building has been revealed in the Nezahualcóyotl reservoir in Chiapas state The ruins of a 16th-century church have emerged in a reservoir in Mexico afte…

Read more

12 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

UN Secretary-General lauds Pope Francis

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered strong praise of Pope Francis in an interview with Vatican Radio. The Pontiff is scheduled to address th…

Read more

27 Oct 2014 Vatican Comments (1)

Francis inaugurates bust of Benedict, emphasizes unity of faith, science

Vatican City, Oct 27, 2014 / 12:46 pm .- Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis unveiled a bust of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, la…

Read more

16 Mar 2015 Q&A No comments

Is it permissible to sell items such as rosaries, medals, Bibles, etc., that have been blessed?

Full Question Is it permissible to sell items such as rosaries, medals, Bibles, etc., that have been blessed? Answer Items may be sold; blessings may not. An…

Read more

19 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (6)

Do any other faiths believe in transubstantiation?

Full Question Do any other faiths believe in transubstantiation-- Episcopalians, for example? Answer The Eastern non-Catholic Churches, including…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
«
»

Crowdfunding campaign launched to save Welsh chapel where martyrs said Mass

The Gunter Chapel in Wales faces destruction unless funds can be raised to protect and repair it.

A new campaign is underway to save a 17th century chapel where two martyrs said Mass.

In 1678, it was reported to the House of Commons that two Jesuits, Philip Evans and David Lewis, had celebrated a “well attended” Mass at the Gunter Chapel in Abergavenny, Wales.

The two men were later arrested and condemned to death for their religion. Evans was executed on 22nd July 1679, and Lewis a month later on 27th August. They were subsequently canonised, the last Catholic martyrs of Wales.

The site is now in urgent need of protection and refurbishment.

The Welsh Georgian Trust, a charity and Building Preservation Trust, aims to raise £10,000 through crowdfunding.

The campaign is part of a number of efforts to raise enough money to purchase the site and carry out repairs.

The trust successfully negotiated an option to purchase the property at £150,000, but this expires at the end of the year. Repairs, estimated at £85,000, will follow.

The trust’s spokesperson, Andrew Beckett, speaking about the importance of the site, said: “It was drawing attention internationally because of its connection to the two saints. In the Catholic world it has huge significance. It is the last real tangible link – they prayed here.”

To donate to the fund, visit http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gunter-mansion-and-its-hidden-17th-c-chapel.









wpsd_autopost:
1

Leave a Reply

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