+ AUGUST 2017 +


... for all he does for The ArchConfraternity down in North Devon. The Chapter of Advice particularly thanks him for running The ArchConfraternity Web Site so tirelessly, faithfully, and efficiently – and over now such a long period. It now replaces the paper Notes!!


We are sorry to say that this is the last month that the Kalendar and Notes will be sent by post. There was scarcely any response to our appeal last time for donations of stamps. The Chapter has thus decided, sadly, that the traditional method of communication is no longer economically viable. The cost of postage is horrendous, beyond belief, as you all know! The monthly Kalendar will be available, in future, on our Website only, and most of you will have access to it that way.

The majority of our Missions are now producing their own monthly/fortnightly bulletins, so, in any event, the centralised system was becoming irrelevant. Far more happens in each Mission than what we have been able to report – and that, in itself, is excellent. The Traditional Kalendar of the ArchConfraternity is, as you all know, obligatory, and that will still be published and distributed on a monthly basis to priests and to the Guardians of Missions. The Chapter of Advice does understand the need for Missions to build up their own funds - but individuals who are not attached to a Mission, yet keep informing us how much they value the monthly Notes, could have been more generous! And they, regrettably, have not been!...........

The Chapter also decided unanimously that we will request an annual Quota from each Mission or Parish, and that amount will be decided amongst the Clergy and Guardians. Our people, in the places where we do have strong support, have been utterly generous in all ways. Arrangements will be made with them about future central finance.


The Assumption of our Blessed Lady, Body and Soul into heavenly glory, which we keep each year on August 15th, is the foundation of all our Lady's Feasts and commemorations. It teaches us, in simple enough terms, why MARY is not only the Mother of God, but also the Co-Redemptrix of the world because she participated in Christ's terrible sufferings. Jesus Himself, Who alone (obviously) bore the unspeakable pains of crucifixion, wishes us, from the abyss of his generous Heart, to accept that Mary, His Mother, is indeed the Co-Redemptrix, and that JESUS and MARY are, if you like, from the foundation of all time, inseparably one. How could Mary have been taken up Body and Soul into heaven? That is so theologically simple to those who love GOD – because GOD can do anything!

At her Assumption, the Son received His Mother, the Father received His Daughter - and the Holy Spirit received His Spouse because our Lord was incarnate of the Holy Ghost. Not just from the Nativity of our Redeemer was Mary the co-Redemptrix; she was thus designated from the beginning of this mortal world.

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on August 22nd , is not only the Octave Day of Our Lady's Assumption: it explains the Feast of the Assumption, and Mary in all her glory. But Mary is not only in all glory, seated at the right hand of her Son, she is also Mary in all her humility and obedience to God. Thus she is the creature who is more than a creature! She represents US, as mortals, and invites us to walk with her further – along the path of our own obedience to God!!! Because GOD created the world, MARY was necessary for human beings to make any sense of the world - but only in God's good time. And that time came when GOD sent His only Son into the world to share all our sufferings, but, yes, our joys as well. Thus the Immaculate Heart of Mary is the heart of an Immaculate Virgin, Mother and Virgin, which beats for all.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary is GOD Himself telling us all how we should be living, however difficult it may be to do so! Now, the first of our Lady's three great Solemnities in August is that of August 5th , which shows our Blessed Lady in her power, rather than in her deep humility! She has been crowned as Queen of the world by Almighty God, and she is able to exercise that Queenship. The most powerful way in which she does this is by defeating the mohammedan heresy at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, when she sent a raging snow storm, in August, to defeat the Turks! OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS does not symbolise anything, because a symbol is not actual truth! The Feast of Our Lady of the Snows expresses and makes real Mary's immense power, given to her by GOD when the world began. “In the Beginning He created me....” Please, my dear brethren, keep August totally for our Blessed Lady. God wishes it. She will protect you and keep you safe to the end of your earthly days, then receive you into the Heavenly Courts. Mary is not a popish “extra” – she is a Christian “essential” and she is part of our Salvation. For obvious reasons, even the Body of Christ is, in a logical, true sense, the Body of Mary: for he lay in her immaculate womb. There exists no Catholic dogma – there is only the Will and Power of the Living God! For all Mass times on these Feasts and throughout August, please consult Clergy & Guardians. There will be a short Devotional this month – the Metropolitan thinks that he has already given you enough with the above treatise! Bishop Anthony wishes you all a blessed August, safe in the arms of Jesus & Mary. They are our eternal Destiny and Home. Amen+

send us an August Offering for The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Cheques payable to ‘The ArchConfraternity of Our Lady of Victories' and sent to Bishop Anthony at the address at the top of the Kalendar, or to Mr. Simon Gibbs, ArchConfraternity Treasurer, at: Gibbs & Co., Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard, London,EC2V. 5AE. Monthly Mass is said for all benefactors.


Philomena Duffy; Jenny Rees; Ron Hughes; Daphne Ellis; Mani Manasuni; Shelley & Rita Breach (Hampstead)

Meryl Lay; Frank Lay (Bracknell) Megan Edwards (Cardigan) Elsie Davies; Joan Reed; Janina Harper; Edith Barraskell (Southampton) Alexandra Tundidor-Tungden (Barnsley) Matthew Calderwood; Dai Rees (The Wirral) Fr. Bohuslav Smesny; Judmila Navratilova; Zdena Vychodilova; Irena Voseckova (Czech Missions) Stan & Mary Lipscombe (Barnsley) Katherine Buffin; Pat Markey (Ebbw Vale) Jim Morgan (Cardiff) Sylvia Foley; Christine Tidey; Brian Tidey (Abertillery) Eileen Jones; Elizabeth Parr; Mary Rees; Eileen Snook; Patricia Swift; Norman Mason (Cwmtillery) William Bard (Six Bells) Margaret Cayley (Hove) Bernadette Dolan (Solihull) Della Edling (Covent Garden) John Baker (Swanley) John Crouch (Oxford) Neil Hedgeland; Paul O'Farrell (Edinburgh) Bishop Robert McBride (Kettering) Douglas Coleman (Spain) Neil Gordon; Sheena Warr (Aberdeen) Joan Rawlins (Harrow) Constance Vincent (Winchester ) Fr. Don Coleman (Suffolk) Tony Banks (Brighton) Gillian and Robin Bencard; Kitty Davis (Battersea) Mavis Boylan (Whitehaven) Teresa Mitchell; James Milton (Worthing) Richard Conrad (Warwick) Tom Smith (Chesham) Netta Piotrowska; Ian Linman ( Shepherds Bush) Father Robert Aird; Elizabeth Aird (Chulmleigh) Jim Ford (Chatham) Jimmy O'Leary; Agnes Murphy (Manchester) Neal Edwards; Josie Poultney (Ebbw Vale) Anthony Dunlavey (Walsall) Luke Mason (Bridgend) Timothy Williams (Midhurst) Herbert Buckingham (St. Albans) John Gardner (Helston) Yvonne Roberts (Harrogate) Bernard Phillips; Ian McKenzie (West Lothian) +Francis Dunlavey (Wittering) Marie Jones (Brecon) Ann and Colin Ward (Coventry) David Bradley (Huntingdon) Trudi Spare (Leicester) George Hodges; Noel Clarke (Huddersfield) James Nowell (Yeovil) Paul Roberts (Cambridge) Dorothy Unwin (Kilburn) Fr. Alan Page (Usk) Hilda Turner; Cherrie Williams (Hitchin) Yvonne Evans (Finchley) Nicholas Johnson (Chester) Marie Argyll (Gosport) Ben Duncan (Marylebone) Andrew Skedd (Livingstone) Nick Boles , MP, (Grantham) Angela Green (Brynmawr) Robert Williams (Somerset) Ryan and Sheila Wordsworth; Jill Emery; Louise Hepburn (Hampstead) all who are mourning and bereaved.

+++Pray too please for the destruction of the evil, God-less, communist regimes that still threaten the world+++

DO PLEASE send in names for inclusion on the Sick List, and indeed tell us to delete the names of those physically recovered in health – or those who have departed to purgatory!!   Holy Mass is offered for them all every month.


As stated before, the Ebbw Vale and Tredegar folk have their own regular bulletins. As these central Notes come to an end, however, they wish to thank you all throughout the ArchConfraternity for your love, prayers and strong support. Many people have now visited Ebbw Vale ( our people!) who had never done so before. Angela & Marie in Sussex have twice taken parties of people to visit the Missions in South Wales and Monmouthshire, and great friendships have resulted. We would not be able to function without the tireless, loyal work of Father Flynn. Kath and Mary thank him heartily for everything. There will be Solemn Mass at 6pm for the Assumption, on Tuesday 15 th , followed by the inevitable Buffet Supper. It will be at Kath's on Tredegar Road. For catering, let her know, please!


As with Ebbw Vale, all the London Missions now produce their own newsletters which, indeed, is the chief reason that these Notes are coming to an end. Over 80 copies of these Notes have been distributed, by hand, in Holborn, monthly, by our students, and that will continue. And by the way, our Holborn students, being Traditional Catholics, did NOT vote for Mr Corbyn and his utterly Godless communism. They particularly wanted us to point this out to you! (Nor of course did our Battersea students who are truly sad, as is the Metropolitan, that Jane Ellison, the Conservative MP for Battersea, lost her seat.) If we are Traditional Roman Catholics, then we are Conservatives too. The two go hand in hand.

Mass is offered twice a week at Holborn, at Russell Square, and our people there know when. In September when Bishop Anthony is in Bohemia, we have the good fortune of another visit from Fr. McPherson who will have the keys to the Bishop's house, as well as visiting our Missions in London and Sussex. There will be a Pontifical Solemn Mass at Russell Square on August 22 nd , Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at 7pm. Some of our students will be in London, and able to come! Supper will follow, when we will toast our Lady – as, indeed, we always do! As Mother Julian has told us: “All manner of thing shall be well!” +++

This, more Parish than Mission, has a weekly News Letter. Moira Quinn asked if we would thank everyone in the ArchConfraternity, both in Britain and in the Czech Lands, for their loving prayers. Our Rochdale people are in touch with so many of you, and this will continue. Precisely 92 were present on July 9th for the Feast of Ss John Fisher & Thomas More. Favourable weather meant that the garden was available. There is daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Noon.


The Patronal Feast of our famous Monmouthshire Martyr will be kept on Saturday, 26th August, with Solemn Mass at Noon, and a pilgrimage to the grave in Usk Church Yard, with Rosary & Vespers. Consult Renee, please. Will all our South Wales stalwarts come and support on the day! The Usk Faithful have their own bulletin. They send love to you all. St. David Lewis: pray+++



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