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November 25, 2012 2 comments

During Pontifical Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of Hope in the Mother House of the Oratory of St John Vianney on the feast of St Catherine, Virgin and Martyr, Sunday 25th November 2012, His Grace the Metropolitan of Europe, Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJV, assisted by His Grace Archbishop Douglas Lewins [ORCC GB] consecrated to the Episcopate, Msgr Martin Charlesworth to the Titular See of Dummoc-ceastre and Msgr Jonas Maria Röggla to the Titular See of Brixinensis-Antiquitatis, to serve initially as auxiliary bishops in the Province of Europe. Msgr Charlesworth will serve initially in the Archdiocese of Great Britain with particular responsibility for the North, based in Leeds and  Msgr Röggla will serve in northern Italy as Episcopal Vicar, in 2013, Msgr Charlesworth will transfer to Hungary and the Diocese of Haemus to serve as Episcopal Vicar. The lengthy liturgy was broadcast live for the benefit of the faithful, family and friends of the Consecrandi across the Province.

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Ad Clerum: Growth in Eastern Europe

September 20, 2012 2 comments

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Friday 14th September, His Excellency Monsignor Martin Charlesworth visited the Shrine Church of St Joseph at Medjugorje to receive into the Province of Europe the Superior and Community of the Cistercians of St Joseph led by Fra. Andrijā-Bonifacije [Andrew-John] Škulić O.Cist.SJ. The Community had been in preliminary dialogue with His Grace Archbishop Douglas Lewins of the ORCC/GB and it was felt appropriate for the Community to be received into the ORCCE. Msgr Charlesworth and Fra. Škulić O.Cist.SJ spent the entire day in prayer and conversation before Fra. Škulić’s oath of Canonical Obedience was received by Monsignor on behalf of the Metropolitan Archbishop before the Blessed Sacrament in the Shrine Church.

On Wednesday 19th September, His Excellency Monsignor +Széles Tamás of the Old Catholic Mission in Hungary, as an act of fraternal charity having received Letters Dimissorial from the Metropolitan Archbishop and having graciously acceded to His Grace’s request, ordained Fra. Škulić O.Cist.SJ as a Deacon on the Metropolitan’s behalf in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity in Budapest. Msgr Charlesworth witnessed the Ordination and celebrated the Mass of Ember. Fra. Andrew-Boniface had served in the Police in Croatia as a martial arts / defensive instructor; he is a martial arts expert. Fra. Škulić was in Germany training and teaching when he joined the Pallotines with whom he received his formation and academic qualifications in theology and philosophy. When the war of independence broke out he was recalled to Croatia. After the war he started work in sales, representing Chimay Trappist beer and an energy drink and living a semi-monastic life.

Later, Fra. Andrew-Boniface was joined by the Community’s other professed brother, Fra. John-Peter and together they acquired a former monastery, a shell after the war and have embarked on a great project of rebuilding. It is in Zadir, north of Split and south of Zagreb, a beautiful and popular coastal resort. Their vision is to eventually create a mixed religious community of monks, nuns, and oblate families dedicated to the charism of a Benedictine inspired life. The rebuilding has progressed slowly but the brothers hope to be able to begin permanent residency by April next year. Already they have a growing number of oblates and postulants and a regular worshiping community forming around the monastery church. They hope eventually to be able to offer holiday accommodation for clergy and families too, as well as a conference and retreat centre.

Ad Clerum: Auxillary Bishop appointed for Britannia

July 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum…

After a process of mutual discernment and subsequent application, election by “votum” of the Episcopal College and with the “nulla osta” and blessing of our Primate, His Eminence, Archbishop Grosvold; we are delighted to announce the incardination of His Excellency, Monsignor Martin Charlesworth into the Archdiocese of Great Britain and his appointment as an Auxillary in our diocese but also with a view to the future, in our Province of Europe at large. His Excellency has been appointed to the Titular See of Dommoc-ceastre formerly of the Kingdom of the East Saxons (Anglia/Norfolk).

Msgr Charlesworth is a former Anglican religious of the Society of Brothers of the Cross, who on conversion to Catholicism became an Augustinian Recollect and later of the Norbertines. His Excellency studied Philosophy at Allen Hall Seminary and Theology at the Pontifical University of Maynooth.

Saturday, July 21st “nulla osta” recevied from HE Archbishop Primate ref HE Msgr Charlesworth;
Monday, July 23rd HE Msgr Martin Charlesworth appointed Auxillary Bishop to the Titular See of Dommoc-ceastre in the Archdiocese of GB and for the Province, instituted member of the international College of Bishops;
Wednesday, July 25th HE Msgr Martin Charlesworth incardination publically announced, nominated for membership of the Metropolitical Chapter.

Ad Clerum: Auxillary Bishop appointed VG for Gallia

May 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum…

Saturday, May 19th “nulla osta” received from Archbishop Primate ref HE Msgr Burglé;
Monday, May 21st HE Msgr Serge Burglé & Revd Deacon Jean-Michel Mailheau, incardinated; formal erection of the See of Gallia and institution of Msgr Burglé as Vicar General, appointed Auxillary Bishop in the Province and instituted member of the Metropolitical Chapter and the international College of Bishops.

Ad Clerum: Acting Dean appointed for Metropolitan Chapter

May 22, 2012 Leave a comment

In Christo Fratres…

Canon Emilio Tundidor-Suarez OSJV co-founder of the Oratory of St John Vianney [with HE Archbishop Lloyd OSJV], was formally confirmed as a member of the Metropolitan Chapter and nominated to act as Dean for the forthcoming inauguration of the Metropolitan Archbishop in Brighton on May 25th. Canon Tundidor will oversee the proceedings and preach as well as play host to the ecumenical and VIP guests.

Monday, May 21st Canon Emilio Tundidor-Suarez OSJV formally instituted as ‘acting Dean’ of the Metropolitan Chapter.

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