Mulier Fortis blogs about her walk around Catholic London recently, while Fr Newman discusses liturgy at two of London’s finest churches: Westminster Cathedral and the Brompton Oratory.
Is this how you start a meme? Here are my top five places in Catholic England:
1. The Shrine of St Etheldreda in Ely
2. Westminster Cathedral
3. Quarr Abbey
4. Downside Abbey
5. Newman’s Room at Birmingham Oratory
The only rule is the place has to be Catholic. You can have ruins, but nothing that was knicked by the Anglicans.
I tag the Roving Medievalist, Mulier Fortis, Joee Bloggs, and the Owl of the Remove.
UPDATE: Fr Tim mentions a petition to Downing Street asking for an apology for the dissolution of the monasteries. Instead of that shouldn’t we actually ask for them to be re-built as they were, the return of all presently held lands, property, churches and cathedrals, the return of all medieval plate, vestments and manuscripts held in British libraries, and repayment of all the riches taken from the parish churches with interest over 500 years? While we’re at it, could we have the Oxford and Cambridge colleges too?