Last Saturday was the LMS Pilgrimage to Aylesford, the home of the Brown Scapular. This ancient Carmelite priory was bought back by the order and re-edified in the 1950s; we had Mass in the Relic chapel, which houses the skull of St Simon Stock.
Fr Tim Finigan was the celebrant; as well as preaching, he gave a spiritual conference after Mass, and celebrated Benediction for us. It was the feast of St Edward the Confessor, King and Confessor, and coincidentally Bl Alexandrina da Costa's day in the new calendar; she was a contemporary of the Fatima seers, a suffering soul who experienced many visions. Fr Finigan spoke about her extraordinary life. (You can get an excellent short book about her here.)
Fr Tim has blogged about the day here, and the Reluctant Sinner here.
Mass was accompanied with some wonderful polyphony, by Taverner, sung by Cantus Magnus, led by Matthew Schellhorn.
Someone was even clothed in the Brown Scapular, which was given to St Simon Stock by Our Lady with the promise of help for that those who wear it with devotion.