Tuesday, 30 December 2014

CHRISTVS REGNAT, Vol. VII, No. 2, December, 2014

In the December, 2014, issue of CHRISTVS REGNAT:
  • 1914 By Mr. Thomas Murphy
A retrospective of the Catholic heritage of the centenary.
  • St. Pius X and Little Nellie of Holy God By Mr. Thomas Murphy
One of Ireland's little saints, the four-year-old who inspired the admission of children to Holy Communion.
  • The Holy Thing By Mr. Seamus O’Connor
How Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich saw the Effectuation of the Immaculate Conception
  • Sacrosanctum Concilium 50 Years On – Part II,  Reform of the Rite of Mass By Mr. David McEllin
Some personal considerations on the Second Vatican Council's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.
  • On the Blessed Virgin’s Love of God By Msgr. Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
From the collected sermons of the greatest preacher of France's golden age of sacred eloquence.
  • Out of the Common – Introduction & Part I
Extracts from the commonplace book of a member.
  • The Kildare Jacobites – Part II – Sir Charles Wogan By Mrs. Ellen Wilson
An account of a Kildareman who upheld the cause of his King and eloped with his Queen.
  • The Architects of Kildare and Leighlin – Part IV By Mr. Paul Hannon
The final part of a survey of the individuals behind the architectural heritage of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
You can obtain copies of CHRISTVS REGNAT by becoming a member of the Catholic Heritage Association.  Further details are available from membershipcommitteecha[AT]gmail[DOT]com.  Further details on how you can contribute an article to CHRISTVS REGNAT are available from christusregnatjournal[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Monday, 8 December 2014

The Kildare Monastic Trail

Abarta Audioguides have made a copy of their Kildare Monastic Trail available to download free of charge:

We are absolutely delighted to announce the release of our latest audioguide: The Kildare Monastic Trail

This free to download audioguide helps you to explore the atmospheric ancient monasteries of County Kildare. The guide consists of 10 tracks and features sites like Castledermot, Old Kilcullen, Moone, Oughterard and more. Narrated by Kildare actor Liam Quinlivan, it tells of the history, archaeology, heritage and folklore of these fascinating sites and gives panel by panel descriptions of the spectacular high crosses at places like Moone and Castledermot.

The guide is free to download as a MP3 audioguide from our website:

Or download directly to your smartphone or tablet with our free app version (for Android and Apple). The app version is packed with images and comes with a map to help you navigate your way around the trail:

This audioguide was produced by Abarta Audioguides in conjunction with Kildare County Council and with the kind support of The Heritage Council. We would like to thank Sharon Greene of Castledermot Local History Group, Noel Dunne National Roads Authority archaeologist, Mario Corrigan of Kildare Library Service and Kildare Heritage Officer Bridget Loughlin for all of their advice, support and information during the production of this guide.

This audioguide is an action of the County Kildare Heritage Plan.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General

The following communiqué was issued from the General House of the Institute of Christ the King:
On the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, November 4, 2014, and in accordance with Article 20 of the Constitutions of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the General Chapter gathered in the presence of Monsignor Patrick Descourtieux of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei at the Motherhouse in Gricigliano in order to elect the Superior General.
The vote elected Monsignor Gilles Wach as Superior General for the next six years.
Let us render thanksgiving to Divine Providence while invoking the intercession of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception so that the Institute may be ever faithful in the service of God’s Holy Church.
Rev. Canon Gilles GuitardSecretary
It is available here from the General House's website and here from the website of the United States Province.

Félicitations Monseigneur!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Latin Mass in the Pro Cathedral, Dublin

With the permission of His Grace the Archbishop of Dublin and the Very Reverend Canon O'Reilly, Adm., St. Laurence's Catholic Heritage Association organised a pilgrimage to the Pro Cathedral, Dublin, today, to honour the feast of St. Laurence O'Toole, Patron of the Archdiocese, and to venerate his relics enshrined there.

The sacristy staff honoured us by laying out for use at the Mass the vestments made for the High Mass in the Phoenix Park at the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin and the chalice given as a gift by the People of Ireland to St. John XXIII, gifted by him back to the Pro-Cathedral, and used by St. John Paul II at the Mass that he celebrated in the Phoenix Park when he visited Ireland in 1979.

From Dublin: The City Within the Grand and Royal Canals and the Circular Road by Christine Casey, p. 126 ff:

Marlborough Street

Of 1814-25.  A large and remarkably ambitious metropolitan chapel whose style and scale provided an exemplar for Catholic church building in the city for over half a century.  In all but name, this is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Dublin.  It is the parish church of the archbishop and since its dedication in 1825 it has played a central role in national religious ceremony.  The remains of Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera lay here in state; John Henry Newman was inaugurated here as the Rector of the Catholic University; and in 1903 John McCormack began his career here with the renowned Palestrina Choir, founded in the previous year.  At 4,734 square ft (1,320 square metres), it was the largest church built in Dublin since the Middle Ages.  The model was French, in particular the basilican church of St Philippe du Roule in Paris (1764-84), a Neoclassical design with a nave, apse and ambulatory... The Pro-Cathedral design is more fastidiously primitif in its employment of Greek Doric throughout, modulated to Tuscan in the tripartite windows of the s elevation.  'Sublimely Greek by any standards' concluded J.M. Crook, 'pedantic' and 'dogmatic' counters Michael McCarthy, both seeing through the many accretions to the original heroic concept.  While substantial C19 and C20 alterations have considerably reduced the potency of the original design, the Pro-Cathedral still ranks among the most powerful Greek Revival church interiors in these islands...

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Latin Mass to honour Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy

On his feast day, 25th October, members and friends of the Catholic Heritage Association gathered in the (North) Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, Cork City, to honour Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy, the White Martyr of Cork.

Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy pray for us!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Latin Mass in Abbeyleix

On 18th October, 2014, a Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. You can find more pictures and information on this magnificant Church in the reports on the Masses in 20132011 and 2010.