Monday, 27 June 2011


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(L-R) Gary Dench (seminarian for Brentwood), Myself, the Archbishop, Daniel Stanton (seminarian for Cardiff) and Andrew Saunders (seminarian for Wrexham).

As I'm sure y'all know, last week the Most Rev. George Stack was enthroned as Archbishop of Cardiff in the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David. Pictures can be found on the bishops' conference flickr site, as well as here. His Grace's homily can be found here.

It was a joyful celebration with 114 priests (priests of the Archdiocese and a contingent from Westminster), 30 bishops, the emeritus Archbishop of Westminster and the Apostolic Nuncio as well as the leaders of numerous faith communities throughout South Wales and Herefordshire (the diocese covers a large portion of South Wales and the county of Herefordshire).

The choir sang Parry's I was glad as Archbishop Stack made his entrance to the Cathedral, which is the main reason why I will include the next link; this link is to the BBC's iplayer site and (hopefully) it will enable you to listen to the 30 minute show (it contains the edited 'highlights' of the enthronement), the programme begins with the choir singing. It also contains the entire homily preached by the Archbishop.

His Grace is off to Rome this week to receive the pallium from the Holy Father (Wednesday - Feast of SS Peter and Paul) please pray for him as he embarks on his new ministry here in Cardiff.

Our Lady of Vocations - Pray for Us
St David - Pray for Wales
St David - Pray for Us.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Dear followers,

On the feast of two holy witnesses to the Faith I have decided to reveal who I am.

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This picture, taken before the Enthronement of His Grace the Most Reverend George Stack, 7th Archbishop of Cardiff, shows myself with a seminarian of the Cardiff diocese who is now off to Oscott.

I thank you for your prayers, but ask for them to continue as I venture into the next phase of my life. As you may already know I was accepted by His Grace for formation to the Priesthood and will begin my studies with the propaedeutic year in Valladolid.

I also ask you to pray for Archbishop Stack as he undertakes his episcopal ministry in Cardiff.

In Domino.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Thank you all.

I would like to thank you all for the prayers. I have been accepted for studies by the bishop of the diocese and will be going off to Valladolid in September!

Know that I continue to pray for you all, and be safe in the knowledge that I intend on picking up regular blogging again.

In Domino.