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St Hyacinth, Confessor

Hyacinth was a Pole, born of noble Christian parents at the villa of Kamin in the Bishoprick of Breslau. He was enrolled among the canons of Krakow and excelled them all in his singularly devout way of life and in his learning. At Rome, he was received into the Order of Preachers by its founder, St. Dominic ; and to the end of his days, his virginity intact, he held to the perfect rule of life which he had learned from St. Dominic. He was sent back

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St Joachim, Father of the BVM

Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of Mary the mother of Jesus, according to Catholic tradition. The story of Joachim and Anne first appears in the apocryphal Gospel of James.

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Photography

High Mass was celebrated at the Shrine Church of Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena this evening for this important Marian feast. Earlier, Masses at 9am and Noon had already been said and it was pleasing to see a good aggregate attendance over the three Masses. This evenings High Mass was preceded by Vespers, Adoration and Benedicton and was followed by a Marian Procession around the Church and up Atherton St. Below are images of the Mass. [gallery

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The Feast of the Assumption

The commemoration of the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Dormition, or falling asleep, as it was known in the East) is known as the Assumption because of the tradition that her body did not decay but that she was raised up, body and soul, into heaven. This tradition was already present in the sixth century; by the beginning of the twentieth century it was widespread; and after consulting the views of bishops all over the world, the Pope formally

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Help Needed

Help on Saturdays 26th August, Saturday 2nd September and Saturday 9th September from 12 noon until 4pm as we commence our new 'audio tours' See newsletter (page 2) here for more information

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