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Friday, August 28, 2009

Latest Issue of Catholic

The new issue of Catholic is out now and has been shipped to all subscribers. As always it's packed full of good, wholesome Catholic reading. If you're not on the mailing list, you can subscribe right now by clicking the Subscribe to the Catholic Newspaper button on the sidebar.

With the Catholic is a copy of the latest work we have printed: Gerado. It is the life of St Gerard Majella, C.SS.R. Additional copies are also available from us.

St. Gerard, Pray for us!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monsignor MacDonald's Mass

Msgr. McDonald after celebrating Holy Mass on Papa Stronsay according to the 1962 Missal.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Feast of the Assumption and Special Visitors

Yesterday, Saturday the 15th August we celebrated the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin in a very special way. We had a Solemn High Mass and a special visitor, Msgr. McDonald from the diocese of Aberdeen who arrived on Papa Stronsay on Friday and will leave us on Monday.


My Lord and my God!

Msgr. McDonald after Mass.

We also had our annual bonfire and barbecue, this year in honour of our Lady's Assumption. Monsignor was asked to do the honours.

Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R. blessed the fire.

When everything had come to an end, everyone made their way back to the waiting Saint Alphonsus...

...and sailed home. We hope everyone had a happy and blessed feast day.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Here are some photos of some of the works we did a few days ago.

Br. Yousef Marie, F.SS.R. painting the statue of Saint Joseph.

We decided to put up another statue in the shrine on our pier. Fr. Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. brings the statue to the pier.

Br. Nicodemus Mary, F.SS.R. and Br. Martin Mary, F.SS.R. crack open the crate.

The statue is very heavy and difficult to move into place...

Fr. Anthony at the controls of the JCB.

With great care the strap is romoved and the statue pulled back into place.

May Christ the King ever reign on Papa Stronsay!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A Special Prayer Request

We would like to request prayers from all of our readers for the sister of one of our Brothers. Br. Gerardo Maria's sister is a nun with The Disciples of the Cenacle situated just outside Rome. She has a brain tumor and her condition is rapidly going down hill. We beg your prayers for her, for Br. Gerardo and all her family that God's Most Holy Will my be fulfilled in her and that if it be in conformity with this same Divine Will, she may regain her health and give many more years to His service.

Sister on the day of her profession

Our Lady, Health of the sick, pray for her. Amen.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Solemn High Mass on Stronsay

Yesterday, for the feast of Saint Alphonsus and our 21st anniversary of foundation, we were able to have a solemn high Mass. Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R. was celebrant, Fr. Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. was Deacon and Br. Yousef Marie, F.SS.R. was Sub Deacon. It was a fine morning and a very joyous occasion for us.

The procession to the chapel.

We hope that it will not be too long now before our two most senior brothers will be ordained to the Sacred Priesthood and can return permanently to Papa Stronsay.

Fr. Anthony Mary, F.SS.R. sings the Holy Gospel.

We thank you for all your prayers and support, especialy over the last year. Please continue to remember us in your prayers and sacrifices. May God bless you all!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

With Grateful Thanks

What a joy it has been to celebrate the great feast of our Holy Father Saint Alphonsus! Today is also the 21st anniversary of our foundation. We are truly grateful to our dear Father for all the protection he has given us from his place in heaven, and for all the prayers he has offered and the favours he has obtained for us. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts, and ask also that you, our readers, thank him for us and beg him to continue smiling upon us.

Our Holy Father Saint Alphonsus, Pray For Us!

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