Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer School / Latin Course: Masses at Holywell


The Summer School, and LMS Latin Course, has now concluded, and my photographs are uploading. We had a lot of fun, and did a lot of work, with just under 30 children at the Summer School and fifteen adults on the Latin Course, plus staff. I was delighted that our half-price offer on the Latin course attracted one priest, one current seminarian, and a young man about to start seminary. In helping with their Latin education the Latin Mass Society is making a very clear contribution to the good of the Church.

This was our first use of the Franciscan Retreat Centre at Pantasaph. The Latin Course students and teachers were (mostly) accomodated at the St Winifride's Guest House in Holywell, which is next to the parish church and shrine, a five-minute drive from Pantasaph, where the Summer School students and (most of) the Summer School staff were. The Latin Course was taught at Pantasaph, and we all had Mass together. Fr Hunwicke's presence enabled us to have Solemn Mass five days in a row, from Tuesday to Saturday, with Fr Andrew Southwell, the St Catherine's Trust Chaplain, and Fr Thomas Crean OP, who also taught at the Summer School.

The photos above are of Fr Daniel Horgan, a priest of the Columban Fathers, who was a student at the Latin Course, celebrating Mass in the Lady Chapel at St Winifride's, Holywell.

 Immediately above, and below, is Fr John Hunwicke, of the Ordinariate of Our Lady, celebrating Mass (at the same time as Fr Horgan) in the chapel of St Winifride. The statue above the altar is, of course, St Winifride, and the stained glass windowson either side show St James (Epistle side, with pilgrim's hat and shell), and St Philomena (Gospel side, with her anchor and arrow).
 On Wednesday, the Feast of St James, we had a Solemn Mass in Holywell parish church and visited the Shrine of St Winifride, and venerated the relic. So this post is dedicated to photographs of Masses in that church, thanks to the hospitality of Fr Salvatore Massala and the Visitation Fathers who look after it.
Here we are in the shrine, the building containing the spring, venerating the relic of St Winifride. IMG_0227

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