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A History of Reading Abbey by John and Lindsay Mullaney

Reading Abbey, a Cluniac monastery, was founded in 1121 by Henry I, the son of William the Conqueror, in remembrance of his own son William, who had died tragically at sea. Little remains now of what was once the largest and … Continue reading

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The History of the Mass from Melchisedek to the Second Vatican Council by Fr Peter Jones

A clear and concise overview of the celebration of the Eucharist from the time of its foreshadowing in the Old Testament with the figure of Melchisedek (Genesis 14: 18-20). Fr Peter Jones shows that there is a core and constant … Continue reading

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Talk by Brian Davies and paper by Fr Norman Tanner SJ on 2nd Vatican Council

We recently enjoyed a most interesting day conference on the 2nd Vatican Council at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, as guests of the Midland Catholic History Society.  Our speakers were Brian Davies of the Justice and Peace Commission, and Fr Norman … Continue reading

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