‘London is more religious than the rest of the country’. This was the surprising conclusion of a survey conducted by Theos, a respected Christian think tank. Delayed by the pandemic and published only recently, Religious London: Faith in a global city found that 30% of Christian Londoners attend services and pray regularly compared to 13% in the rest of the country. The survey also discovered there are now more Catholics in London (35% of the total number of Christians) than
A Christmas Message from Our Provincial Very Rev. Fr. Robert Marsh OSA The Augustinian Friars from the Province of St. John Stone of England and Scotland Wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas and Peaceful New Year.
This was a short homily delivered at the Annual General Meeting of the Conference of Religious of England and Wales in January 1999. It was subsequently published in Signum (10 March 1999) 21-22. ‘Thanks to diminishment, religious life has come alive again.’ These words of Joan Chittester from the reading at Morning Prayer seem so apt. As we die to the institutionalisation of the religious life, both in terms of the large institutions we maintained and the way in which we
Pope Francis created thirteen new cardinals on Saturday, 28 November, 2020, in a simple ceremony that lasted about forty minutes. The formal Address to the Pope was given by Cardinal-designate, Bishop Mario Grech, the Augustinian affiliate who currently lives in the headquarters of the Order in Rome and is Secretary to the Synod of Bishops. A number of friars were present to witness the event, as well as the three friars from the papal sacristy involved in the ceremony itself