Friday, October 25, 2019

Photopost: St John Henry Newman Canonization Events (Part 2)

Here are pictures of a couple of more recent events held to celebrate the canonization of St John Henry Newman.
St Augustine of Canterbury Ordinariate Church in San Diego, California, celebrate the canonization of John Henry Newman, with a Solemn Mass in the Ordinariate Rite, followed by the singing of the Te Deum.

The Gospel sung in the nave, a common custom of the Ordinariate Rite.
The chapel of the Bristol University Catholic Chaplaincy, which is dedicated to Ss Catherine of Siena and Thomas Aquinas, serves the communities of the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. On the day of the canonization, a Eucharistic procession and Benediction were held after the usual 6.00 pm Sung Mass, with hymns derived from St John Henry Newman’s works, such as Lead Kindly Light, Firmly I Believe and Truly, and Help, Lord, the souls that thou hast made. After Communion, the Blessed Sacrament was exposed, and the procession began with the congregation carrying lit candles, echoing the words of one of teh new Saint’s poems, “lead, kindly lights, amidst the encircling gloom.” The procession was led to the steps of the Chaplaincy house, where all knelt before the Blessed Sacrament as it was enthroned at the top of the steps. A prayer to the newly-canonised Saint was said, followed by Benediction took place; all then processed back into the chapel following the Blessed Sacrament, and singing Newman’s Praise to the Holiest.

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