Sunday, 19 June 2011


Well, Invocation 2011 is all over.

The Apostolic Nuncio has just celebrated Sunday Mass for the attendees. Here are a few of some of the first pictures of the event:

Archbishop Longley opened the event with Vespers on Friday;
I'm not sure how many turned up, but the chapel seemed pretty full to me!
Later that evening, Fr John Hemer, a Mill Hill missionary, and former
Oscott lecturer presented a talk about finding your vocation in the modern world.

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury celebrated Mass 
of the Dedication of the Cathedral on Saturday.
Where the Holy Eucharist is found you will also find the answer to the greatest
question of your life-time. Here you will find your true vocation. 
St. John Vianney...used to point to the Altar and Tabernacle...and say:
“He is here, He is here, the One who loves us so much, He is here.”
The question which King Solomon had asked before the altar he built: 

“Will God really live with men on earth?” is answered beyond all imagining in the Eucharist. 
And you’ll notice in the Gospel that it is in the very moment that
Simon Peter recognises who Jesus truly is, 
“you are the Christ, the Son of the living God,”
that he also discovers who he truly is, his own unexpected vocation, 

“you are Peter,” the rock on which the Church will be built.

The Chapel was full; plenty of extra seating was provided.
On Saturday night, we "walked with God" in a torch-lit 
Eucharisticprocession around the grounds.

We finished up with benediction, of the congregation and the city,
from the front of the college. 
Archbishop Mennini, the Apostolic Nuncio 
(the Papal representative in Great Britain),
celebrated Mass on Sunday.

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