Great New Pictures from Our Lady of Walsingham

The photos are from a Choral Evensong sung on April 29, to celebrate the establishment of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.  You can find them here on Facebook.

Look at the standards being set by our Ordinary!  Check out the bun fight.  I mean this is a banquet!  The amount of incense (the air is blue in some of the photos)!  The musical selection!

Ordinariate heaven for former Anglicans, or shall we say fulfilled Anglicans.

Meanwhile, I was in Boston for several days and it was great being Catholic.  I knew we would be traveling on Sunday, so I went to a Catholic parish for the 4 p.m. Mass to fulfill my Sunday obligation.  I went to St. Pat's in Watertown, a parish that many of my friends attended, some of them also students at the parochial school nearby that has since been torn down.  I did not see any familiar faces, but I still felt right at home.


Author: Deborah Gyapong

Deborah Gyapong is a member of the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ( in Ottawa, a former parish of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (Traditional Anglican Communion) whose members were received individually and corporately into the Roman Catholic Church on April 15, 2012 by Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at St. Patrick’s Basilica. Under the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the community will celebrate an approved Anglican Use liturgy and hopes to soon join with other sodalities across Canada to form the Canadian Deanery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter under Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary. As we wait for our priest(s) to be ordained as Catholic priests, God willing, Archbishop Prendergast will provide priests to celebrate our Sunday Eucharist according to the Anglican Use. Deborah is a journalist who covers religion and politics in Canada’s national capital, writing primarily for Roman Catholic newspapers since 2004. Her novel The Defilers, published in 2006, was not a best seller, alas. She spent 17 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in news and current affairs, including 12 years as a television producer.

5 thoughts on “Great New Pictures from Our Lady of Walsingham”

  1. I think it is only fair to point out that the the standars of worship at the Houston Chrurch and Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham were set by Fathers Moore and Ramsey whose labours in the vineyard as priests of the Pastoral Provision are recorded in the parish hstory on its web-site. Father Ramsey has only just retired and Mgr Steenson has just nominated a new pastor – another former Anglican who is yet to be ordained in the Catholic Church and will take up his post, Deo Volvente, on 1st July. II'm sure the new pastor will find that Father Ramsey will be a very hard to follow!

    1. He has named Charles Hough IV as new vicar. but wait, that's not all! Charles Hough III, OLW's new rector's own father is also currently training to be ordained in the ordinariate!

      + PAX et BONUM

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