No posts last week, partly on account of the fact that I was on pilgrimage with the Manchester Oratory to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, but also because my iPhone app for Weebly wouldn't allow me to make new posts... Normal service now resumes!
Today is the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Commemoration of events in the life of the Monarch is naturally instinctive to those of us who are Catholics of the Anglican patrimony within the Commonwealth realms, for which prayers and formulas for commemoration were included within Anglican liturgical and devotional prayer books. So, happy birthday, Your Majesty, long to reign over us!
O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen to rejoice in thy strength: give her her heart’s desire, and deny not the request of her lips; but prevent her with thine everlasting blessing, and give her a long life, even for ever and ever. Amen.
Fr Lee Kenyon